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Thursday, July 21, 2011 09:07 am

Are row crops making summers unbearable?

Here it is July again, and the General Assembly still hasn’t done anything about summer. Summers in the Midwest have never been pleasant, unless you own stock in a water park, but lately they ha...
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:15 pm

Fake bomb threat tied to fight over doctor-patient confidentiality

A dispute over a computer program at a state agency in Springfield has escalated into a federal court case involving doctor-patient confidentiality, more than $771,000 in damages sought and even a fak...
Thursday, June 23, 2011 04:58 pm

Should the law be on trial as well as Blago?

As I write, the jury is still out on Rod Blagojevich. The coming verdict in his second trial for behaving like an Illinois governor will settle for now the question of his criminal culpability. Other ...
Thursday, June 23, 2011 12:37 pm

Supreme Court decision on California’s overcrowded prisons should serve as a warning to Illinois

A U.S. Supreme Court opinion ordering the State of California to reduce its prison population should serve as a warning to Illinois lawmakers, says an Illinois prison watchdog group.In a 5-4 vote, the...
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...

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