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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...
Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 01:57 pm

Volunteers build new playground in a single day

A new playground in Springfield’s Gehrmann Park will serve as an anchor in a neighborhood that is revitalizing itself one step at a time.On Sept. 25, about 200 volunteers converged on Gehrmann P...
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 04:54 am

Group says former director’s reforms should continue

A group of prison reform advocates says the recent resignation of the state’s corrections director is unfortunate, but the reforms he quietly enacted should continue.The unnamed group, which inc...
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 08:58 am

School admits second-grader with service dog

A legal battle over a boy and his dog has ended, allowing an autistic second-grader to bring his service dog to school for good.In a ruling released Aug. 24, the Fourth District Appellate Court of Ill...
Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010 07:44 am

A year after passage, Illinois has yet to receive any money

A gambling expansion that is supposed to raise $300 million a year and help pay for statewide infrastructure improvements has yet to be implemented, more than a year after it became law. Gene O’Shea, spokesman for the Illinois Gaming Board, which regulates video gaming, says the board has no timeline for implementing the system. The Illinois Video Gaming Act, which legalizes ...
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010 05:14 pm
Take a drive this time of year down any state highway and you’ll likely see chipboard signs promoting this guy for sheriff and that guy for Senate. This much is true when traveling down Route 48...
Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010 03:52 am

50 years of entertainment at the Illinois State Fair

It wasn’t too long ago that the popular rock band Hootie and the Blowfish sold out the Grandstand at the Illinois State Fair. In 1995, the year after late author David Foster Wallace wrote about...

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