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Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 12:00 am

Who should control Illinois’ public health insurance exchange?

As Illinois and other states rush to implement federal health insurance reforms, consumer advocates say lawmakers shouldn’t allow insurers to make all the decisions.Illinois must create a board
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 12:00 am

Enos Park uses technology to promote its history

Steve Combs just upgraded his cell phone.Combs, who is president of the Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association in Springfield, admits he’s still a bit perplexed by the shiny new device t
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 12:00 am

Local leaders pushing for transportation jobs funding

As lawmakers in Washington, D.C., debate a far-reaching transportation funding measure that could mean jobs for Springfield, government and religious leaders here are making their voices heard in the
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 12:00 am

Higher minimum wage doesn’t mean fewer jobs, report says

Increasing the minimum wage doesn’t cause job loss as commonly thought, according to researchers pushing for a higher minimum wage in Illinois. State lawmakers will likely consider a bill this m
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 12:00 am

Springfield author tours nation to share history

Bass Reeves once single-handedly arrested 19 horse thieves. A deputy U.S. Marshal from 1875 to 1907, Reeves made more than 3,000 arrests and even once arrested his own son who was wanted for murder. B
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 12:00 am

Investigators try to round up stolen funds

He may be no Bernie Madoff, but James U. Dodge of Springfield still managed to scam dozens of people across central Illinois out of almost $1.8 million. And even though Dodge was convicted of two coun
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 12:00 am

District 186 defends decision to build rather than renovate

A Springfield developer with plans to revamp part of the Mid-Illinois Medical District says Springfield School District 186’s plan to replace the current Enos Elementary School is likely to cost
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 12:00 am

Draft permit for coal plant doesn’t require carbon capture

As state regulators prepare to issue a permit for a state-of-the-art “clean coal” plant planned for Taylorville, one environmental group criticizes the proposed permit for not specifically


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