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Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 12:00 am

Union says no members will be laid off

 The state plans to move the Illinois Department of Transportation’s traffic safety division from its current location on North Ninth Street to the agency’s main building on Dirksen Parkway.A
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Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:00 am

Troubled mine wants to expand

 Even as an underground fire has forced closure of a Montgomery County mine, the mine operator is seeking state permission to expand mining operations near Hillsboro.The Deer Run mine, owned by S
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Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:00 am

SJ-R contract negotiations at turning point

 The union that represents State Journal-Register newsroom employees is weighing options now that a “final and best” contract offer has been rejected by workers.The Jan. 29 vote rejecting man
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Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:00 am

IT food writer dies

 We at Illinois Times are shocked and saddened by the passing of Julianne Glatz, our food writer who passed away last night in her sleep.Glatz became a near-instant institution a
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Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 12:00 am
 A beer summit at Obed and Isaac’s? It could happen.Karen Conn, the wife half of the husband-and-wife team that owns the popular Springfield microbrew pub, confirms that President Barack Obama,
Breaking News
Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 12:00 am

SJ-R newsroom rejects contract

Newsroom employees at the State Journal-Register tonight rejected a final contract offer from GateHouse Media, the company that owns Springfield’s daily newspaper.
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Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:00 am

Details on Mautino reports don’t add up

There is, at least so far, no proof that Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino has broken any laws.But the more one looks at Mautino’s campaign disclosure reports filed while he was a state represe
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Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 12:00 am

Mautino spent big on election workers while unopposed

In the weeks leading up to the general election of 2010, Mautino spent $8,000 on poll watchers, plus $2,750 for precinct walkers plus an additional $2,050 for precinct workers. Quite a chunk of change, considering that Mautino was unopposed at the ballot box that fall.

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