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Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:00 am

Lawmakers use referendums as campaign fodder

 State leaders are asking the public’s advice when it comes to increasing the minimum wage, taxing millionaires and including contraception in health insurance coverage.Three bills awaiting the
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Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:00 am

Politics and some losing districts could halt bill

 About a year’s worth of work by Illinois senators to piece together a more equitable school funding formula in Illinois could either pass or come to a swift halt any day.Sen. Andy Manar, D-Bun
News
Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:00 am
 The state is considering cutting down some 80-year-old trees northwest of Springfield.At least 30 trees that live along Highway 125 and Highway 97 northwest of Springfield, en route to Ashland a
News
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:00 am
 Springfield resident Morrie Pell was only 17 years old when on March 1, 1945, his 19-year-old brother, Arnold “Buddy” Pell, was killed in World War II. The war ended in Europe that May.He re
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Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:00 am

Cultivation and dispensary center locations still uncertain

The rules for Illinois’ forthcoming medical marijuana industry are taking shape.A second draft of rules for the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program was released April 18. The propose
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Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:00 am

Illinois’ antiquated school aid formula doesn’t work

 Illinois has seen the price of food, gasoline, shelter and most basic necessities increase. Yet for four years the state hasn’t increased the amount it pays per child in public school. And the

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