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Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:00 am

Critics warn it rewards waste

 A City Water, Light and Power plan to restructure electrical rates is a recipe for wastefulness, critics say.The utility has proposed raising fixed meter charges while lowering usage rates as a
Opinion
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:00 am

Rauner’s secrets land him in court

It’s a quote that can’t be repeated often enough as Gov. Bruce Rauner builds a reputation for secrecy at all costs – so long as he isn’t the one paying the bills.“I want to make Illinois gov
News
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:00 am

Mining company to pay $300,000

 Attorney General Lisa Madigan has settled a pollution lawsuit against a Carlinville coal mine operator for nearly $300,000.Under terms of the settlement, Macoupin Energy, a subsidiary of Foresig
News
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 12:00 am

Newspaper sues governor

Illinois Times today sued Gov. Bruce Rauner after Attorney General Lisa Madigan ruled that the governor must turn over his appointment calendar in response to the paper’s request made under the state Freedom of Information Act.
News
Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 12:00 am

Lincoln papers, presidential library in critical condition

On orders from the governor’s office, the IHPA has refused to renew a contract with UIS for the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project.
News
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:00 am

Inmate died after cancer went untreated

Wexford Health Sources, a Pennsylvania company that holds the contract to provide health care to Illinois inmates, has agreed to pay $800,000 to the family of a prisoner who died in 2012 after doctors
News
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 12:00 am

They call him Green for a reason

 Car dealer Todd Green is bullish on golf courses, and Piper Glen is on his buy list.“I have not made a formal offer,” Green said of the financially troubled course in Chatham. “I do have a
Opinion
Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 12:00 am

And keep those cards and letters coming

 There are few things that we here at Illinois Times enjoy more than letters from readers.Nary a week goes by that an envelope sans return address doesn’t show up in my mailbox. Usually, the se

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