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Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 02:56 am
Becoming law in July 2009, the Illinois Video Gambling Act allowed Illinois more gambling and more video gambling/slot machines (VGMs) than Nevada. This legislation permitted any licensed establishmen...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009 01:40 am
One simple test could end up saving thousands of women’s lives. Yet, for those without health insurance, the test comes too late. According to the American Cancer Society, this year alone an est...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009 04:57 am
I am six months into an involuntary sojourn outside the full-time compensated workforce … and I gotta tell you, I don’t like it.Oh, sure. Some may think I am living high on the hog, thank...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009 01:40 am
The financial, economic and environmental crises are alarm signals to the world, and particularly to us in the U.S. The crises arose because we rushed into unsustainable and destructive practices. Yet...
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 11:16 am
We usually overlook the mind, body and spirit connection when it comes to our wellness and health care. A lot of people don’t believe it works, but it does work. We are just now beginning to und...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 12:00 am
Since the Green Movement began to kick into high gear about three years ago, we are becoming aware of the importance of protecting the earth’s fragile ecosystem. Mayor Tim Davlin has pointed with pride to Springfield being rated fourth in the country among medium cities in the National Resources Defense Council’s Smarter Cities project. Cited in this designation is the 2006 agreement b...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 01:31 pm
During the real estate bubble, older urban neighborhoods across the nation, from Atlanta to Baltimore to Cleveland to Sacramento and countless communities in between fell victim to a devastating plague of predatory lending and mortgage fraud....
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 03:41 pm
Oct. 2 is the deadline for Union Pacific and Illinois Department of Transportation to submit their request for $2.3 billion of federal stimulus funds, which will allow UP to construct an additional rail line to service their new freight distribution center in Joliet, as well as increase the number of passenger trains between St. Louis and Chicago....

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