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Thursday, April 5, 2012 12:00 am

Preventing voter fraud, but at what price?

Illinois is one of at least 24 states considering controversial voter identification measures. Proponents say ID%u2008requirements would prevent vote fraud while critics say they amount to discriminat
Thursday, April 5, 2012 12:00 am
The Streamlining Illinois’ Regional Offices of Education Commission recommended last week that the number of regional offices of education be dropped from 44 to 35. State lawmakers created the c
Thursday, March 22, 2012 12:00 am
The Springfield Park District is making a new addition to Centennial Park that nature-lovers and their kids will be able to enjoy at the same time.The new development is a 20-acre area in the northwes
Thursday, March 22, 2012 12:00 am
Public buses in Springfield will someday have bike racks, Springfield Mass Transit District says, but not until they finish building their new facility.Requests to place bike racks on buses were among
Thursday, March 15, 2012 12:00 am

Five candidates vie for Illinois House seat representing part of Springfield

Five candidates are running, but only one will win the race to represent parts of Springfield and Decatur in the new 96th Representative District. The first leg of the race is the March 20 primary ele
Thursday, March 1, 2012 12:00 am

Call on Quinn to enforce nurse ratio mandate

When Gov. Pat Quinn signed a nursing home reform bill last year, it was supposed to make sure nursing homes had enough actual nurses.Quinn approved the law on July 26, 2010, mandating that nursing hom
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 12:00 am

A 10th Street transportation center could bring Springfield together

Just imagine.A one-stop transportation facility in downtown Springfield filled with the buzzing of incoming and outgoing travelers looking for the quickest and most efficient methods to reach their de
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 12:00 am

Quinn administration provides little information about plans for Jacksonville Developmental Center

Illinois lawmakers left a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7, with few financial details on how the state plans to close the Jacksonville Developmental Center.The Commission on Government Forecasting and Acco


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