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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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Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 12:00 am

Lawsuit against Rauner's cuts forestalls layoffs

State employees targeted for layoff got a temporary reprieve Friday, pending the results of an ongoing lawsuit.
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Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 12:00 am

Ordinance creates five-foot

The Springfield City Council approved new panhandling restrictions Tuesday, prompting a likely lawsuit from the panhandlers who got part of the city’s existing ordinance ruled unconstitutional.
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Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:00 am

State budget impasse hobbles homelessness efforts

 At least one homeless shelter in Springfield is facing cuts as the state budget impasse drags on. Helping Hands of Springfield is one of more than 100 anti-homelessness groups across the state s

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