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Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 03:31 pm

The soft case for hard time for Bill Cellini

The feds want Bill Cellini to get at least six and a half years in a steel box when he is sentenced in October in Chicago. His lawyers have argued that the feds seem to forget that Cellini was not con...
Thursday, July 19, 2012 05:26 pm

City council approves gambling measure 7-2

Springfield bars, restaurants and fraternal organizations will soon be able to offer video gambling legally, thanks to a 7-2 vote by the Springfield City Council on Tuesday.The nine aldermen seemed we...
Thursday, July 19, 2012 01:02 pm
Tara McClellan McAndrew’s The Lighter Side of Springfield History comes to the Hoogland Center for the Arts for two weekend performances in July. The multi-media comedy that uses quick vignettes...
Thursday, July 12, 2012 04:43 pm

Springfield mulls repeal of ban on video gambling

Springfield could raise money for infrastructure improvements from video gambling if the city council approves a measure introduced last week. Springfield mayor Michael Houston introduced a proposal t...
Thursday, June 7, 2012 09:01 am

Would require annual reports, include inmate evaluations

Illinois prison inmates may soon qualify for early release once more under a bill passed by state lawmakers last week. If approved by Gov. Pat Quinn, the move would address state prison overcrowding t...
Thursday, May 31, 2012 07:28 am

Lifting campaign contribution limits if SuperPACs spend big

Illinois lawmakers are reacting to a controversial ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court with a bill that could take Illinois back to the days of unlimited campaign contributions. The bill’s sponso...
Thursday, May 31, 2012 01:06 pm

Livestock farms to pay fees for EPA enforcement

Large livestock farms would have to pay for pollution permits under legislation headed to Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk. The Clean Water Funding Fairness Act, which passed through the Illinois House and...
Thursday, May 24, 2012 12:11 pm

Project still seeks state subsidies for natural gas plant

A proposed state-of-the-art “clean coal” power plant in Taylorville has been sidelined, but the project could still continue as a natural gas power plant.Nebraska-based Tenaska, Inc. says ...
Thursday, May 24, 2012 01:58 am
You’ll start seeing motorcycles in numbers the next two weekends. The Illinois Motorcycle Dealers Association TT (Tourist Trophy) and Springfield Mile Motorcycle Races take place at the Illinois...
Thursday, May 17, 2012 11:02 am
When Brian McMillen walked into her office at Lincoln Land Community College in 2002, Jenny Gietl knew there was something special about him. McMillen had just returned from his second year of active ...

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