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Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:00 am
 A group of unions and private sector groups say the state needs a gasoline tax increase to fix Illinois’ roads.The state’s major funding program for infrastructure improvements, Illinois Job
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Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:00 am

Quinn says Illinois can’t afford to let tax hike expire

 The governor’s plan to give homeowners $500 back each year is a generous idea but may not work out, according to tax expert Ralph Martire.Gov. Pat Quinn presented his annual budget address Mar
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Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:00 am
 A bill moving through the Illinois General Assembly would give four-time driving under the influence (DUI) offenders a chance at getting behind the wheel again.State law prohibits a citizen who
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Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:00 am

Ukrainians visit Springfield amid conflict

 It’s been more than a month since Ukrainians were killed in Independence Square of Ukraine’s capital, Kiev. Six young Ukrainians who work with the country’s parliament shared their perspec
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Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:00 am
Illinoisans could end up paying a tax on their sugary drinks that would fund education about the risks of obesity.State Sen. Mattie Hunter, D-Chicago, is sponsoring a bill she introduced in February t
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Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:00 am
 When Springfield-based attorney Mark Wykoff’s client was pulled over with methamphetamine in his vehicle, he probably didn’t know that police had attached a GPS tracking device to his car.Bu
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Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:00 am
 Although it may not be easy for a Republican to win a congressional district drawn by Democrats, the 13th District GOP candidates all want that chance in the fall election.On March 18, Republica
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Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:00 am
Renovate it and they will come. That’s what architects are hoping is the case in downtown Springfield. The Springfield Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) has been working since 2012 to find a
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Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:00 am
 The dangers of secondhand smoke are making it increasingly inconvenient for smokers to get their fix.January marked six years since Illinois became smoke-free. The initial ban, which limited the

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