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Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:00 am

Budget talks hinge in part on new changes

 The state workers’ compensation system is being eyed for changes as part of a possible resolution to Illinois’ budget crisis, setting up a battle between employers, injured workers and the d
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Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:00 am

Springfield woman stole $2.5 million over five years

 George Dinges trusted Susan Satterlee with every aspect of his Springfield-based business when he hired her 10 years ago as his operations manager. He would later find out she stole $2.5 million
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Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:00 am

Naperville man seeks relief from murder conviction

 A Naperville man is asking a judge to overturn his murder conviction on the grounds that the prosecution’s case was built on junk science.William Amor spent the last 21 years behind bars for t
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Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:00 am

NAACP, Sierra Club and others to collaborate on energy issues

 The NAACP released a report last week calling for racial justice in Illinois’ environmental policy, prompting a new alliance between groups concerned with civil rights, labor rights and pollut
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Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:00 am

Lawmakers blast contractor ‘kickbacks’ to IDOC

 The Illinois Department of Corrections benefits from a private contractor fleecing prisoners and their families by controlling phone services, according to three state lawmakers pushing legislat
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Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:00 am

Youth Fitness Center features interactive games

 Springfield’s Downtown YMCA is preparing a new exercise room that incorporates technology instead of competing with it for kids’ attention. The new space blurs the line between mere exercise
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Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:00 am

Lawsuit challenges IDOC on inmate risk evaluations

 Harrison Chancy has spent the last 38 years behind bars for a murder and armed robbery that took place in 1977. Now age 57, he still maintains he didn’t commit those crimes, and despite eviden

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