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Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 “We should have billions of dollars every year as part of our budget process … (to) maintain and expand our infrastructure,” Bruce Rauner said last week, according to the Chicago Tribune.R...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield groups combating exclusion with pool of trained minority workers

 With about $4 billion in transportation and other projects planned for Springfield in the coming years, groups in Springfield are already working to ensure a fair share of the jobs generated go...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am
Have you heard about High Frequency Trading? HFT is sweeping, purely speculative financial transactions that have been made possible by huge leaps in technology. Done by super-fast computers, using ma...
Monday, May 27, 2013 11:07 am
Steve Benen commented on the May 23 collapse of that interstate highway in Washington state so I wouldn’t have to again. (See my Daring to imagine the future from 2010.) Benen was reacting to a post at Business Insider by Joel Weisenthal pointing out that public construction spending in the U.S. has reached a 20-year low as a percentage of the overall economy.   “We have high unemployment...
Thursday, July 12, 2012 04:43 pm

Springfield mulls repeal of ban on video gambling

Springfield could raise money for infrastructure improvements from video gambling if the city council approves a measure introduced last week. Springfield mayor Michael Houston introduced a proposal t...
Thursday, May 3, 2012 03:32 pm

Still no fix for city infrastructure

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston, who once said that he expected to have a plan to fix crumbling infrastructure without raising taxes within two months of his 2011 election, plans to present the city co...
Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 12:03 pm

Award-winner looks for ways to extend the selling season beyond farmers markets

Summertime farmers markets have helped Chad Wallace of Oak Tree Organics prove the worth of small-scale, organic farming. But they’ve also taught him that packing up the produce and putting on t...
Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010 07:44 am

A year after passage, Illinois has yet to receive any money

A gambling expansion that is supposed to raise $300 million a year and help pay for statewide infrastructure improvements has yet to be implemented, more than a year after it became law. Gene O’Shea, spokesman for the Illinois Gaming Board, which regulates video gaming, says the board has no timeline for implementing the system. The Illinois Video Gaming Act, which legalizes ...

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