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Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:00 am

More than $63 million owed under union contract

 State employees may receive back pay for raises they should have received almost four years ago, thanks to legislation which passed the Illinois House last week. The bill stems from a 2010 dispu
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Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:00 am

Bill would reverse current ban

Illinois lawmakers are considering legislation that would reverse a 30-year-old ban on public money being used to pay for abortions. The bill raises one of the most controversial issues in American so
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Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:00 am

Conservative ALEC tells states how to fix economy

 The acronym ALEC sends waves of disgust down the average liberal’s spine, but for a Republican governor in a Democratic-leaning state, it can mean a recipe for fixing a busted system.While Ill
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Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:00 am

Springfield’s oldest house reopens after restoration

 In 1857, Benjamin and Helen Edwards of Springfield remodeled their home on what is now north Fourth Street, hanging ornate floral wallpaper in their formal parlor and their new children’s parl
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Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:00 am

Feral horses from western states come to Illinois looking for a new home

 In a muddy corral on a hill in southern Illinois, dozens of horses chomp on hay and cautiously eye the cowboy-boot-clad visitors who walk past their pen. When a human gets too close, the horses
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Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:00 am

Newcomer Proctor running strong campaign

 Ward 5 Ald. Sam Cahnman is seeking a third term on the Springfield City Council, but to get there, he must take on a well-funded and well-connected opponent. Andrew Proctor of Springfield is cha
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Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:00 am

Treasurer candidates focus on responsible management

 The job of Springfield city treasurer isn’t exactly glamorous. It’s basically a glorified accounting position, with no real authority over public policy and the added stress of being in the
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Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:00 am

Incumbent Theilen faces former city spokesman Slottag

 Kris Theilen is a self-described “computer guy.” The Ward 8 alderman is seeking a third term on the Springfield City Council, and he’s using his computer skills to bolster his campaign. Fr
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Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:00 am

Election promises to shake up city council

 The April 7 general election is still more than a week away, but one thing is for sure: the Springfield City Council is in for some turnover. Springfield’s 10 ward seats are up for re-election

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