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Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:00 am

Some Springfield food pantries see drop in demand

 It started in a closet more than 35 years ago, eventually growing to help as many as 1,250 people per month. Lately, however, significantly fewer people have sought help from the Grace Lutheran
Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:00 am

Advocates say changes will kill program through atrophy

 Chandra Ankoor of Springfield gets three or four hours of sleep a night, seven days a week. She’s not sure how much longer she can keep that up, but she does it for her three young daughters.O
Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:00 am

Economic commission offers east side improvements

 A newly created business committee for Springfield offers opportunity for the city’s east side.Springfield mayor Jim Langfelder announced Tuesday a seven-member Economic Development Commission
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:00 am

Republicans vote ‘present;’ budget impasse blocks other bills

 Legislation to freeze Illinois’ property taxes and change the state’s school funding formula failed in the Senate last week, but not because of opposition to the bill. Instead, it was a casu
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:00 am

Idea similar to what Supreme Court struck down

 Gov. Bruce Rauner’s new plan to reduce Illinois’ pension obligations would circumvent collective bargaining on several aspects of state employment.The 485-page plan earned criticism from Dem
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015 12:00 am

Highlights from the fifth-ever issue of Illinois Times

Housing is a big part of the human experience, but we rarely think about how much it affects our lives. A person's home says a lot about them, and mobile homes are no exception. The fifth-ever issue
Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:00 am
Springfield’s ongoing rail consolidation project could soon take a step forward, even as state lawmakers add a new layer of oversight.Construction on two new underpasses for the 10th Street rail cor
Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:00 am

Hillsboro landowners seek remedy for coal slurry pond

 If Catherine Edmiston of Hillsboro gets her way, coal mining in Illinois could be drastically curtailed.The 86-year-old Edmiston has been fighting for a decade to shut down the Deer Run Mine nea
Friday, July 10, 2015 12:00 am

Judge reduces monthly payment after Parsons again fails to pay

Jeffrey Parsons evaded arrest today for skipping court-ordered restitution to his former employees, but the judge put Parsons on a short leash for the next four months.


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