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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, April 17, 2014 12:01 am

First full-scale carbon sequestration site planned near Jacksonville

 Illinois is one step closer this week to becoming the home of the nation’s first “clean coal” facility, planned near Jacksonville.The federally backed FutureGen 2.0 project aims to capture...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am
 What if our national leaders told us that communities across America had to eliminate such local programs as Buy Local, Buy American, Buy Green, etc. to allow foreign corporations to have the ri...
Thursday, March 24, 2011 10:28 am

White workers make up 92 percent of work force

Minorities are poorly represented in the City of Springfield’s work force, according to an Illinois Times analysis of city employment data, which shows that white workers make up more than 92 pe...
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 ...
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 03:53 am

Green spaces, safety, economic development on list of goals

A Springfield-based community group is hoping to make the contentious arrival of high-speed rail into a blessing by making sure 30 percent of the jobs from the project go to local disadvantaged worker...
Thursday, July 29, 2010 08:54 pm

Scott Lee Cohen pushes on as independent in governor race

Illinois hasn’t heard the last of Scott Lee Cohen. After winning the Democratic Party’s nomination for lieutenant governor in the February primary election, Cohen bowed out of the race, an...
Thursday, April 15, 2010 12:35 pm

Retail giant switches to out-of-state dairy for house brand

Carlinville-based dairy producer Prairie Farms will no longer supply milk under Wal-Mart’s Great Value brand, but Prairie Farms chief executive officer Ed Mullins says the company will certainly...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 08:52 pm

Will the capital city take another hit?

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 filed a lawsuit against the state in August to stop Quinn from cutting 2,600 state workers and mandating 12 unpaid furlough days for many of the state’s remaining workers. The AFSCME lawsuit said Quinn’s proposal violates their contractual right to bargain....

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