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Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:00 am

Feds would pay to create health insurance exchange

If state lawmakers don’t act soon, Illinois could miss out on hundreds of jobs and $500 million in federal dollars to establish a state health insurance marketplace. As end of the spring legislative
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:00 am

Belz doesn’t want case coming back to him

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit over Illinois’ pension reform law won’t get a decision on the defendants’ arguments just yet, thanks to an informal ruling today by a Sangamon County judge who said he wants to do the case by the book so it doesn’t get sent back to him later.
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:00 am

CWLP faces tough choice on old boilers

 Springfield City Water, Light and Power must decide whether to upgrade or decomission its three oldest boilers in light of changing pollution regulations, and the utility’s decision could affe
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:00 am

Proposed regulation part of major shift for Illinois EPA

 Livestock producers in Illinois oppose a regulation that would require feedlots to register with the state, but a legislative panel appears poised to approve the regulation.The proposal is part
Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:00 am

Public money pays for FutureGen to reinvent an outmoded energy source

 Coal has powered the world for hundreds of years because it is a relatively cheap and reliable source of power. But it’s also filthy, creating messes at every step from the mine to the smokest
Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:00 am
 A state grant awarded this week should help the City of Springfield deal with abandoned properties. The city announced on May 5 that it received $75,000 from the state’s Abandoned Property Pro
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:00 am

Medical school accused of illegally booting union members

 A group of unionized employees at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield claims the school is illegally trying to force them out of their union.With signs, chants and a s
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:00 am

Lanphier High School working to sustain its transformation

As Lanphier High School faces the end of a major federal grant, the school’s leadership is working to prolong the improvement there even after the money dries up.Long stereotyped as Springfield’s


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