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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...
Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010 02:22 pm

Rantoul neighborhood offers support and hope for kids, parents and seniors

On a quiet street in Rantoul sits a small neighborhood of 15 nondescript duplex houses, part of a larger subdivision built decades ago to house the families of pilots and workers at the now-closed Cha...
Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010 02:37 pm

Director resigns, union and advocates call for reform of failing system

Three weeks after the director of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice announced his resignation, two different studies are calling for major changes in the troubled agency’s operations.K...
Thursday, July 29, 2010 08:54 pm

Scott Lee Cohen pushes on as independent in governor race

Illinois hasn’t heard the last of Scott Lee Cohen. After winning the Democratic Party’s nomination for lieutenant governor in the February primary election, Cohen bowed out of the race, an...
Thursday, July 22, 2010 10:01 pm
When Michael Pittman first began publishing the Capital City Courier newspaper in Springfield in 2006, he wanted to address issues facing an African-American audience – issues he says often aren...
Thursday, July 15, 2010 10:32 pm

Rich Whitney’s long shot campaign

If you knew where to look you might have seen him – bearded, bespectacled and biking through Springfield. Looking more like a college professor than a politician, the Green Party candidate for g...

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