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News
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
News
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
News
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,
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.
News
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
News
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.
News
Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 12:00 am

Auditor general spent six figures at gas station

While a state representative, Illinois auditor general Frank Mautino spent more than $213,000 from his campaign fund at a Spring Valley service station in less than 11 years, according to reports filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections.
News
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 12:00 am

But city won’t play hardball with state on overdue bills

 The Springfield City Council has approved a resolution aimed at convincing the state to pay delinquent utility bills.But city officials say it’s unlikely that the city will shut off service to
Opinion
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 12:00 am

Governor apparently lacks email, cellphone

 Last fall, I got a tip.Gov. Bruce Rauner, my tipster said, doesn’t appear to have a state email account.The issue was germane. Besides Hillary Clinton’s infamous failure to do business on a

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