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Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008 12:00 am

Despite lawsuit, Blagojevich administration will proceed with Harrisburg move

Gov. Rod Blagojevich is a uniter. In fact, his plan to move the Illinois Department of Transportation's traffic-safety division to Harrisburg brought together an alliance of Republicans and
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008 12:00 am

Governor’s cuts to tourism-focused agencies couldn’t have come at a worse time

Because of heavier-than-normal winter snowfalls, widespread flooding this spring, $4 gasoline, and an anemic U.S. economy, fewer people have visited state parks and historic sites
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008 12:00 am

GateHouse suspends stock payout, hopes for improved economy

GateHouse Media Inc., which owns the State Journal-Register and other Illinois newspapers, last week announced a second-quarter income loss of $429.6 million on revenues of $184 million in t
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008 12:00 am

Yet another battle of Springfield vs. Some Other Illinois City is waged, courtesy of the governor

Four hours into last week's hearing about relocating a state facility from Springfield to Harrisburg, enthusiasm on the part of Illinois transportation-safety employees hadn't diminishe
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 12:00 am

A plan to relocate Springfield High School to the west side sparks controversy

Marissa DeWeese didn't really mind the congestion at Springfield High School. A member of the marching band, DeWeese thought it was pretty cool once when the band and freshm
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 12:00 am

Obama event highlights what’s wrong with the media

Minutes before the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, addressed journalists of color this past weekend in Chicago, a few dozen latecomers were asked to
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 12:00 am

Springfield agencies are stepping up to provide housing for the homeless

Untitled Document Even though President George W. Bush appointed him to head the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness in 2002, Philip F. Mangano didn't utter his b
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 12:00 am

Growing political party aims to gain nationally what it won in Illinois in 2006

Untitled Document From the stage of the Chicago Symphony Center, Rich Whitney struggles to regain control of the more than 500 delegates and proxies to the Green Party's na
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 12:00 am

Ten-year homeless plan to be revised

Untitled Document Five years after Mayor Tim Davlin’s creation of a task force on homelessness and its formulation of a 10-year plan to end chronic homelessness in Springfi
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 12:00 am

Former congresswoman poised to capture Green Party nomination

During her early days in the Georgia House of Representatives, Cynthia McKinney occasionally sparred with her father, also a Democratic state lawmaker, on several issues, including sodomy.


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