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Thursday, June 16, 2011 05:19 pm

Signs of life in Cairo

Walking down the main business street in Cairo, Ill., it’s tempting to think that this spring’s floodwaters of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers were sent to put the languishing town out of ...
Thursday, June 16, 2011 07:33 am

Coalition wants to close Illinois tax loopholes for businesses

If corporations paid their fair share of taxes in Illinois, the state’s budget crisis would disappear, according to an advocacy group calling for higher taxes on big businesses.Make Wall Street ...
Thursday, June 9, 2011 04:11 pm

Donors thought money would help the homeless, the hungry and disease research

Over the last two years, the state of Illinois in order to pay its basic bills has seized more than $1.6 million from at least 15 different “charity” funds, to which Illinoisans voluntaril...
Thursday, June 2, 2011 09:56 am

Linking east side to Decatur provides urban representation

A new election map approved by the Illinois General Assembly could result in better representation for Springfield’s east side.Ward 3 Ald. Doris Turner testified at a May 24 hearing of the Illin...
Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:31 am

Consumer advocates blast ComEd rate increases

The state’s largest electric utility is asking lawmakers for a series of automatic rate increases to upgrade infrastructure, but consumer advocates say it’s an unfair deal.Commonwealth Edi...
Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:30 am
On this First Friday downtown, June 3, visit Gallery II for its opening of a new exhibit based on the Internet and hypercontemporary art. The name of the exhibit is an Internet term derived from missi...
Thursday, May 19, 2011 07:43 pm

Orders Veterans Affairs to address weeks-long delays in suicide, PTSD treatment

Every day, 18 veterans in the United States commit suicide, while another 1,000 attempt suicide each month.That’s according to a federal district court which recently ordered the U.S. Department...
Thursday, May 19, 2011 09:10 am

Adding up the cost of non-wage benefits

Our lives and our politics are dominated by money, yet our thinking about the most basic number of them all – how much we earn – doesn’t add up. You’d think that people would a...
Thursday, May 19, 2011 03:58 pm

Illinois native explains close call with serial killer

Bonney Hogue Patterson saw her neighbor’s killer twice in the days surrounding a brutal sexual assault and murder that in 1978 shook the town of Marion, where Mt. Vernon native Patterson had mov...

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