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Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:01 am
Gov. Bruce Rauner has been telling us how lousy it is to live in Illinois, what with its awful business climate and terrible economics, for so long that we almost started to believe him. Then, the hel...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:01 am
Did you know Illinois has a registry of big trees? Maintained by the University of Illinois Extension and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the registry lists more than 70 trees that repre...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:06 am
A federal jury in Springfield last week awarded $300,000 to a former human resources director for CDS Office Technologies who says that she was fired in retaliation for telling the company that it was...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:05 am
Things got nasty last week in a Seattle courtroom, where Holland America Line is asking a federal judge to toss a $21.5 million jury award to Springfield businessman James Hausman, who was konked in t...
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:06 am
Way back in the 1980s, archaeologists who excavated an ancient burial mound near Jacksonville found the remains of 22 people, plus an infant plus a puppy. Except it wasn’t a puppy. Thanks to someone...
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:05 am
When the city of Springfield in 2014 forked out more than $1.5 million to buy the oversized block just north of the governor’s mansion, civic leaders, to borrow a phrase from The Trumpster, called i...
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 12:06 am
Remember Adam Stock and Stephen Castleman? They’re the Central Management Services employees who helped themselves to a truckload of state-owned chairs from the state fairgrounds shortly before Chri...
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 12:05 am
Nearly 40 years ago, the cover story on the Feb. 19, 1976, issue of Illinois Times pondered how White Oaks Mall would affect Springfield’s downtown and the much less developed (at the time) west sid...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:06 am
There hasn’t been much going on at the Capitol complex lately, at least outwardly. The General Assembly is spending most days at home, mired in a weird war of attrition with the governor as Illinois...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:05 am
The Illinois Chamber of Commerce released its 2016 Annual Holiday Survey this week, providing a glimpse at how Illinois employers will handle paid holidays in 2016. The survey of 483 firms showed that...


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