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Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:06 am
On Oct. 19, we made a simple records request: What is Gov. Bruce Rauner’s email address? Instead of revealing how folks might reach His Raunerness, the governor’s staff this week told Illinois Tim...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:05 am
An unscrupulous band of thugs has attacked Springfield with a most cruel and barbarous weapon: yarn. Their first vicious attack can be witnessed where the 600 block of Myrtle Street meets South Sixth...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:06 am
The first medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors this week in Marion, population 17,413. They even held a ribbon cutting, which was much attended by downstate local press and chamber of commerc...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:05 am
Truckload after truckload of medical supplies stream from a 44,000-square-foot warehouse north of Springfield, destined for communities in need around the globe. It’s Hospital Sisters Mission Outrea...
Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 12:06 am
 While a panel of state legislators acted quickly to pick a replacement for retiring Illinois Auditor General Bill Holland (see article this page), another high-level investigative office in stat...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 12:07 am
 Folks who work in prisons aren’t supposed to be criminals. And then there is Dr. Arthur Davida, erstwhile medical director at Stateville Correctional Center. Davida was once in private practic...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:06 am
What do Leonardo da Vinci, Freda Kahlo and George Washington Carver have in common? All were either gay or bisexual, and the world would be a lesser place if they’d never lived. To honor them and do...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:05 am
Springfield’s decades-old proposal to build a second lake remains a distant prospect, but the city is moving ahead with land acquisitions nonetheless. On Aug. 18, the Springfield City Council approv...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:06 am
Springfield’s municipal utility may have found a way out of the financial hole its electricity division has been stuck in for years. Springfield mayor Jim Langfelder and City Water, Light and Power...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:05 am
We confess that we were growing a bit worried. Tuesday was the deadline for Attorney General Lisa Madigan to order Gov. Bruce Rauner to turn over copies of his appointment calendar requested last spri...

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