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Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:12 am

The human cost of Illinois’ budget crisis

Someone may have to die before this is resolved, and even that might not be enough. That’s the consensus among several social service agencies in Springfield which are running on fumes as a result of the state budget crisis....
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:11 am

Visit Mason City for a movie, comedy and a down-home meal

 When I was in seventh grade, my friends and I got our parents to drop us at the local small-town movie theater on Saturday nights. We would buy tickets at an enclosed booth, shell out a quarter...
Thursday, March 3, 2016 12:10 am

A Rescuing Illinois report finds state executive and legislative Inspectors General lack power and resources to crack down on corruption. Is that the plan?

 It’s tough being a government watchdog in one of the nation’s most politically corrupt states.That’s the message from those who’ve run state Inspector General agencies responsible for un...
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 12:01 am

Visual artists paint a more lively Springfield arts scene

 On Monday, Feb. 8, Illinois Times invited a small group of leaders in the Springfield visual art community to a luncheon at the Inn at 835 for the purpose of discussing the current state of pres...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:12 am

Vern LaGesse and Friends of Sangamon Valley work to preserve our natural heritage

 Wherever you are right now, odds are the world surrounding you is made of human-designed objects. With a stretch of the imagination, perhaps this world can become one of nature, filled with acre...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:11 am

JULIANNE GLATZ Sept. 11, 1953 - Feb. 4, 2016

 Julianne Glatz was many things.Food writer extraordinaire for Illinois Times. A mother of three. A singer talented enough that she performed in Carnegie Hall. She was even the French connection....
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:09 am

Legacy Audio makes noise outside Springfield

 They come from everywhere to these metal warehouse-like buildings with a gravel parking lot, hidden behind a plain-looking fourplex on Sangamon Avenue.Bill Dudleston, owner and founder of Spring...
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:12 am
 In 2013, one out of every 266 people in Illinois was in prison. For African-American residents, it was one in every 68 people.That’s just one of the shocking facts illustrating the serious rac...
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:10 am

PHILIP J. ROCK May 4, 1937-Jan. 29, 2016

 Philip J. Rock, 78, former president of the Illinois Senate, died Friday, Jan. 29.  Rock, a Democrat widely regarded on both sides of the political aisle as a statesman, was an effective se...

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