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Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 09:56 pm

Local leaders pushing for transportation jobs funding

As lawmakers in Washington, D.C., debate a far-reaching transportation funding measure that could mean jobs for Springfield, government and religious leaders here are making their voices heard in the ...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 06:41 pm

Higher minimum wage doesn’t mean fewer jobs, report says

Increasing the minimum wage doesn’t cause job loss as commonly thought, according to researchers pushing for a higher minimum wage in Illinois. State lawmakers will likely consider a bill this m...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 04:08 pm

Buying a future with borrowed money

In January, the University of Illinois announced it was raising its tuition on new undergraduates at its three campuses yet again. Lamentation was general throughout the land. Tuition for residents at...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 06:48 am

Do alternatives to prison exist for Illinois’ public delinquents?

Writers of newspaper columns, it turns out, are not the only people who have trouble getting sentences right. Eyebrows, if not voices, were raised when federal judge James Zagel set 14 years in prison...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 04:58 am

Springfield veterans remember Korean War 60 years later

During the cold December of 1951, 12 Illinois military service members lost their lives in the Korean War. Those Marines and Army troops from Illinois were among 1,754 Illinoisans and the 54,246 Ameri...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 07:02 am

Union says closing mail facility would delay delivery

The U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday an agreement to postpone for five months numerous potential post office closings, including two in Springfield.The Postal Service previously announced plans t...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 10:14 am

Splitting Cook County from Illinois is an old bad idea

Have you ever thought about how much Freddie Mercury’s Queen owed to the works of Gilbert and Sullivan? You have? Okay, we’ll talk about something else.The other day State Rep. Bill Mitche...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 02:46 pm

By removing influence-buying from judicial campaigns

Illinois needs a system to publicly fund election campaigns, reform advocates told a state committee examining potential campaign finance reforms last week. But one expert says lawmakers probably won&...

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