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Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008 12:00 am

Illinois AG’s report sheds new light on the true origins of the mortgage crisis

Untitled Document Even with a record number of homeowners defaulting on their mortgage loans, TSP-HOPE’s housing programs and services have remained unaffected, says the ag
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 12:00 am

Illinois consumer groups say beware of those speedy tax-refund places

Untitled Document By now you’ve seen the TV commercials or had a flier stuck in your screen door that describes how quickly a particular company can do your taxes and get y
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 12:00 am

The fever to build ethanol refineries has passed. Blame good ol’ supply and demand.

Untitled Document It wasn’t so long ago that ethanol was riding an amber wave of success. Just three years ago, Congress passed and President George W. Bush signed t
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 12:00 am

Springfield continues a dialogue on homelessness

Untitled Document Lafayette Glenn, a large man who stands more than 6 feet tall, says that people assume, because of his stature, that finding steady work is easy for him. But th
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 12:00 am

Local Republicans are standing by their man

Untitled Document It seemed like a good idea at the time: Calling Rudy Giuliani the party’s “best chance at victory in the general election,” on Dec. 19 the San
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 12:00 am

Springfield activist again faces jail time

Untitled Document The criminal-justice system has a name for people like Diane Lopez Hughes. When it comes to civil disobedience, call her a repeat offender. This
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 12:00 am

To lawyers’ glee, Illinois changes procedure for handling discrimination complaints

Untitled Document Plaintiffs’ attorneys are lauding changes to state law, effective as of Jan. 1, that permit workers to sue their employers for race, sex, and other forms
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 12:00 am

Are you ready for some . . . debate?

Untitled Document Springfield may soon vie for not one but three NFL teams. Frank Ross, a Springfield resident who once competed in the NFL and is helping lead the capita
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008 12:00 am

The junior senator from Illinois shows that he’s the real deal — but we already knew that

Untitled Document Adin Davis stands on a brightly colored mat decorated with numbers, letters, and shapes in the center of a packed room that’s growing more cr
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008 12:00 am

Advocates for the homeless seek crisis shelter, plan community meeting

Untitled Document Each weekend, Earl Wilson and about 40 other homeless people are left without any place to keep warm from around 7 a.m., the time they must leave th


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