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Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 11:42 am

GOP threats of repeal haven’t swayed state

Illinois is moving ahead with health care reform, despite a Republican-led movement in Congress to repeal the federal law.The state continues to implement provisions of the federal Patient Protection ...
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 08:32 pm

Illinois to offer more choice of living arrangements

Rick Wilson of Springfield never thought it was asking too much for his daughter, Jennifer, who has cerebral palsy, to live in a comfortable environment. But when the Wilsons asked the State of Illino...
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 05:30 pm

Agreement prevents layoffs and saves state $50 million

The largest union of state employees has ratified an agreement with the State of Illinois for the state to save upwards of $50 million in exchange for a promise of no layoffs.The American Federation o...
Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 03:47 pm

Illinois ranks worst for institutional care

Health care reform could be a big plus for the disabled, says one Springfield disability advocate, but only if the state fundamentally changes how it handles those with special needs.Tyler McHaley, pr...
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 07:28 pm
About 100 somber men and women in black leather vests line every pathway in front of the cream-colored funeral home in Chatham. On every vest is a collection of colorful patches proclaiming the wearer...
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 04:36 pm

Illinois author seeks to create environmental activists

Biologist Dr. Sandra Steingraber describes her 1997 book, Living Downstream, as a sort of love story between her and Pekin, the place she grew up and where she lived when she learned in her early 20s ...
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 07:50 pm

Governor candidate protests Green Party exclusion

Before the Oct. 17 gubernatorial debate between Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn and Republican Bill Brady at Elmhurst College near Chicago, Green Party candidate Rich Whitney and a group of supporters ...
Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 08:00 am

Report says state fails to regulate manure discharges

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Illinois fails to regulate manure from certain livestock farms, calling on the state to completely revamp its system of oversight or risk losing its enfor...
Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 05:35 pm

Springfield and Illinois Times after 35 years

I don’t often look at calendars – so often they remind me that there is an editor somewhere, impatiently drumming his fingers on his desk because the article draft I’d promised him i...

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