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Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 12:00 am

Illinois could soon change drastically

When Illinois lawmakers return to Springfield early next year, they’ll face three issues more divisive than even the ongoing pension battle.  But like the pension issue, these battles have
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Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 12:00 am

Springfield steps up to help homeless children

They live in hotels, cars or even at campgrounds. When the winter wind blows, they’re the children who don’t have coats. When it’s time to take a quiz, they’re the children who
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Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 12:00 am

Senate passes corporate tax disclosure bill

Illinois would make public the tax data of publicly traded companies under a bill passed by the state Senate last week, but business interests say the move would put some companies at a competitive di
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Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 12:00 am

Agency asking for cash infusion and fee increase

Seven state workers in Springfield could lose their jobs at the end of the year as regulators scramble to cover the increasing cost of overseeing doctors in Illinois. That’s because the fund tha
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Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 12:00 am

United Way’s 2-1-1 telephone service offers help in crisis

Karen Zangerle dials the number and waits expectantly as a young man answers with a gentle tone. Zangerle explains that her husband has lost his job and the family won’t be able to pay an upcomi
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Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 12:00 am

Illinois students not prepared for college

More than two thirds of Illinois students won’t earn a college degree. In the modern economy, that’s not good enough to compete, says education advocacy group Advance Illinois in a recent
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Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 12:00 am

Madigan sponsors measure restricting pay increases

Kevin Holmes of Springfield devotes his life to caring for a young man with severe disabilities. For that full-time work – seven hours a day, seven days a week – Holmes makes just more tha
Visual Art
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 12:00 am

Tattoos come of age in Springfield

Why would someone voluntarily undergo several hours of a needle stabbing them several thousand times per minute? The simple answer is for the sake of art, but the long answer is a bit more complicated
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Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 12:00 am

University support staff claim pay disparity between union, non-union workers

A group of union workers at the University of Illinois Springfield claims many of their non-union counterparts got raises above the university’s own limits. The workers also claim UIS pays suppo

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