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Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:00 am

Woman sues DNR for allegedly ignoring regulations

 An 11-year legal battle over a coal mine 40 miles south of Springfield continues as one woman claims the Illinois Department of Natural Resources didn’t follow its own rules.The case questions
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Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:00 am

Sangamon County hospitals respond to disturbing health needs survey

 Although Sangamon County is first among all 102 Illinois counties for its quality of clinical care, it ranks 79th for overall health. That disconnect between health offerings and the community�
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Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 12:00 am
 By all accounts, Illinois Auditor General William “Bill” Holland made the leap from a Senate Democratic chief of staff to his current role as a fiercely independent auditor with ease. He ada
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Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 12:00 am

Skilled workers uncertain about status

 On Oct. 1 and 2, thousands of immigrants across the nation sent flower bouquets to the headquarters of the federal Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C. It wasn’t a gesture of th
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Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 12:00 am

Democratic representative beats out Republican favorite

A bipartisan legislative panel will recommend a fellow lawmaker as Illinois' next auditor general.The panel met today in Springfield and narrowed a field of four candidates down to one: longtime Demo
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Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:00 am

Decatur’s Midwest Inland Port turns transportation into economic development for the whole region

 It all began with a napkin.The international food-processing company Archer Daniels Midland was paying $250 per shipping container to transfer its goods between two railroads in Decatur, and the
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Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:00 am

Most layoffs postponed as legal battle looms

 The Illinois State Museum was scheduled to close to the public after Wednesday, but staff whose layoffs have been postponed by a lawsuit are still expected to work.
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Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:00 am

Thousands of Illinoisans move to Indiana

 One in five Illinois children live in poverty, according to data released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau.The new numbers show both good and bad trends for Illinois, such as a decrease in in
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Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:00 am

Plaintiffs vow to fight new restrictions

 The Springfield City Council approved new panhandling restrictions Tuesday, beginning a new chapter in a saga that already saw part of the city’s existing ordinance ruled unconstitutional.An a

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