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Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010 12:00 am

Major news bureau considered closing Statehouse office

George Ryan, Rod Blagojevich, Pat Quinn and potentially Bill Brady. The Statehouse press corps has watched them all, but with each new governor fewer and fewer eyes make up the group of journalists in
Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010 12:00 am

New business network shares green ideas

These days, going “green” sells, and Springfield companies should be taking advantage of that. That’s what area business representatives heard last week as they attended an unveiling
Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010 12:00 am

Union protests non-union hotel work crew

For about two weeks last month, a group of painters protested outside the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Springfield as a small crew worked to update the look of 316
Thursday, July 29, 2010 12:00 am

Enos Park works with planners on improvement strategy

Full of hope and energized by the progress they’ve made so far, Enos Park residents faced discouraging news last week as planners quantified the neighborhood’s current plight: The number o
Thursday, July 22, 2010 12:00 am

The growing influence of the Illinois Policy Institute

When barbers employed by the state earn an average annual wage of nearly $66,000, compared to the average Illinois private sector barber’s $27,600, something is amiss, says the increasingly visi
Thursday, July 15, 2010 12:00 am

Group seeks spending details from District 186 before sales tax vote

A limited government group is asking District 186 schools to give community members more information before seeking a sales tax increase in the November election.Americans for Prosperity, a conservati
Thursday, July 15, 2010 12:00 am

Helping ideas to get off the ground

Having a great idea does not an entrepreneur make. Turning an idea into profit takes business acumen and quite often a little bit of start-up cash.That’s the idea behind a micro loan program adm
Thursday, July 8, 2010 12:00 am

Emphasis in development shifts to “smart growth”

The catchphrase in city planning is no longer “urban sprawl” – a term that automatically turns too many people off from discussing environmentally friendly development. Instead, the


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