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Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:00 am

Flooding may have caused decline of ancient city

 Nearly 1,000 years ago, a bustling city sprouted in southern Illinois. As many as 20,000 people lived in this six-square-mile metropolis located near modern St. Louis around the year 1050, but t
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:00 am

Bill would allow small businesses to court investors

 It’s usually associated with making movies, recording music or creating a new product, but the Internet phenomenon known as “crowdfunding” could soon apply to small business investments in
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:00 am

Former alderman had conflict of interest as attorney

A state panel has determined that attorney and former Ward 5 alderman Sam Cahnman engaged in misconduct by having a conflict of interest as a lawyer-legislator.
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:00 am

Compassionate response to victims gives them confidence to report

 Julia Dixon only knew her attacker a few hours before her exciting new college experience became a nightmare.It was her second weekend at college, and Dixon, then age 18, was watching YouTube vi
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:00 am

Senate passes “right of conscience” bill after harrowing testimony

 Mindy Swank of Chicago grew up in a conservative household – both religiously and politically – so when her pregnancy went wrong, it was a difficult decision to have an abortion.She and her
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:00 am

Legislature proposes changes to how schools handle punishment

 Public schools in Illinois would have to reform their discipline policies under legislation being considered in the Illinois General Assembly. The bill aims to limit how long students are remove
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:00 am

Historians address the ramifications of Lincoln’s death

 Even before he ascended to the White House, Abraham Lincoln was often referred to as “old.” It wasn’t an insult but a compliment.“He radiated the qualities of wisdom and nurturing,” sa
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:00 am
It’s been a tough month for Sam Cahnman.The Ward 5 alderman and attorney lost his re-election bid on April 7, and on April 16, he faced an extended hearing by the state panel that disciplines lawyer
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:00 am

More than $63 million owed under union contract

 State employees may receive back pay for raises they should have received almost four years ago, thanks to legislation which passed the Illinois House last week. The bill stems from a 2010 dispu
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:00 am

Bill would reverse current ban

Illinois lawmakers are considering legislation that would reverse a 30-year-old ban on public money being used to pay for abortions. The bill raises one of the most controversial issues in American so


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