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Thursday, July 19, 2012 12:00 am

City council approves gambling measure 7-2

Springfield bars, restaurants and fraternal organizations will soon be able to offer video gambling legally, thanks to a 7-2 vote by the Springfield City Council on Tuesday.The nine aldermen seemed we
Thursday, July 19, 2012 12:00 am

One says reform law is too much, the other not enough

As the Republican-controlled U.S. House continues its crusade to repeal the federal health care reforms passed in 2010, two candidates seeking to represent Springfield in the House take to the campaig
Thursday, July 12, 2012 12:00 am

Springfield mulls repeal of ban on video gambling

Springfield could raise money for infrastructure improvements from video gambling if the city council approves a measure introduced last week. Springfield mayor Michael Houston introduced a proposal t
Thursday, July 12, 2012 12:00 am
Don Norton of Springfield has been homeless before, and he expects to be so again. Norton and his partner, Karen Denene Otterson, live with a friend who is planning to get married, meaning their welco
Thursday, July 5, 2012 12:00 am

Transportation advocates involved in talks to improve service

Janice Smith of Springfield says the public bus system is her lifeline. She rides buses all over Springfield to work, to shop and to visit friends – in short, everywhere. She’s on a bus al
Thursday, June 28, 2012 12:00 am

State agencies scramble to avert crises as funding vanishes

Marc Miller has been an outdoorsman for as long as he can remember.Miller says he grew up in a family of hunters, anglers and camping enthusiasts, but also learned the value of protecting the land. He
Friday, June 22, 2012 12:00 am

Program touted to save state money, increase public safety

Gov. Pat Quinn today signed a law allowing Illinois prison inmates to receive credits toward their sentences in a move meant to reduce overcrowding and save the state money.  Quinn signed SB262
Thursday, June 21, 2012 12:00 am

National attention focuses on solitary confinement

Gov. Pat Quinn is moving ahead with plans to close the state’s controversial “C-Max” prison at Tamms, Ill., despite a plan by state lawmakers to keep it open and convert it to a lowe
Thursday, June 21, 2012 12:00 am

Group brings major film productions to central Illinois

Springfield may not be the first place people think about when imagining locations to shoot movies or TV shows. But thanks to the efforts of one local group, this city and the central Illinois region


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