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Thursday, May 24, 2012 12:00 am

Project still seeks state subsidies for natural gas plant

A proposed state-of-the-art “clean coal” power plant in Taylorville has been sidelined, but the project could still continue as a natural gas power plant.Nebraska-based Tenaska, Inc. says
Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:00 am

Design experts envision a walkable, bike-friendly urban core

What started as a search for office space has turned into an investment adventure for Springfield architect Larry Quenette. He took a gamble when he decided to turn the three-story Dunn Building at 20
Thursday, May 10, 2012 12:00 am

Panel’s 3-7 vote against Tamms closure isn’t final word

A panel of state lawmakers voted last week to keep the state’s “supermax” prison open, but the costly facility’s ultimate fate rests with the governor.
Thursday, May 10, 2012 12:00 am

What is the state teaching children about coal?

Illinois is a coal state – the eighth-largest producer of coal in the nation at 33.2 million tons in 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The Illinois Geological Survey estimates Il
Thursday, May 3, 2012 12:00 am

Group pushes for health insurance exchange even if federal reform is struck down

As the U.S. Supreme Court considers the fate of controversial federal health insurance reforms, advocates in Illinois are urging the state to implement the federal law even if it’s struck down.A
Thursday, May 3, 2012 12:00 am

Targeting STDs, teen pregnancy through better sex ed

At least 21 children between the ages of 12 and 14 had the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia in 2006, according to the Sangamon County Department of Public Health.That startling fact illustrates
Thursday, April 26, 2012 12:00 am

Illinois Innocence Project expands work to free the wrongfully convicted

When Jonathan Grayson went to the Kane County courthouse on March 6, he wasn’t expecting to walk out a free man. The 30-year-old had spent 10 years in prison for murder, and he still had another
Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:00 am

Other states shrugging off law because of costs

As Illinois lawmakers debate a bill to increase registration requirements for sex offenders under a federal mandate, reform advocates say it would cost the state too much. They say many other states h
Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:00 am

House committee mulls prison overcrowding solutions

Putting a halt to early prison release in Illinois has cost the state $153 million a year, says one prison reform advocate. Meanwhile, inmates complain of cockroaches in their cells and a lack of reha


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