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Thursday, June 2, 2011 12:00 am

Governor’s office says it never proposed cuts, but discussed a delay to cities’ share of state income tax

Local government officials are questioning whether the state of Illinois will make cuts to local government distributive funds, the portion of state income tax given to municipalities.At a May 27 Citi
Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:00 am

AFSCME claims administrators are doing work reserved for union members

Tensions are running high over raises for Springfield Park District administrators amid layoffs last year and recent union complaints filed against the park district. Raises for at least 15 park distr
Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:00 am

Capital city plays host to national family reunion

She can still remember not knowing what to say when her college roommates asked, “What’s your cultural heritage?”Cheryl Wycoff, a Springfield resident of 25 years, identified as a &l
Thursday, May 19, 2011 12:00 am

Bill would require insurance to cover oral cancer treatment

An insurance lobbyist testified at the Illinois Statehouse May 11, but not on behalf of a company. Heather Wright spoke on behalf of a House bill that could have improved the quality of life for her l
Thursday, May 12, 2011 12:00 am

Students with disabilities overcome obstacles to graduate from UIS

They told her she shouldn’t even be in college.That’s the advice Alex Carrano, 24, received from staff to deal with her learning disability and test anxiety at a former university before s
Thursday, May 5, 2011 12:00 am

Illinois residents tell their stories of need

Springfield resident Steven McClure breathes through a tube that connects him to a 10-pound tank of oxygen, a lifeline he carries on his shoulder daily. The 56-year-old says he has emphysema, sleep ap


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