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Thursday, April 14, 2011 06:33 am

Lawmakers urged to avoid splitting up minority communites

Minority groups in Springfield and statewide are calling for better representation as the Illinois legislature mulls redistricting plans.At an Illinois Senate Redistricting Committee hearing April 4, ...
Thursday, April 7, 2011 08:17 pm

Audit shows problems at Illinois Power Agency

The state agency responsible for buying Illinois’ electricity is under fire after an annual audit showed numerous problems with accounting and transparency.A March 24 report by Illinois Auditor ...
Thursday, April 7, 2011 09:51 am

$22 million in tuition increase; $9.7 million in raises

Certain University of Illinois employees together received $9.7 million in raises this fiscal year, according to an Illinois Times analysis of UI salary data. Meanwhile, the state’s largest publ...
Thursday, March 24, 2011 10:28 am

White workers make up 92 percent of work force

Minorities are poorly represented in the City of Springfield’s work force, according to an Illinois Times analysis of city employment data, which shows that white workers make up more than 92 pe...
Thursday, March 10, 2011 04:44 pm

Proposals to increase minority hiring, cut spending and promote economic development

Reform is the theme in the race for mayor, as the candidates begin outlining their plans to change how the city operates. At a public forum on March 3, three of the four candidates for Springfield may...
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 03:23 pm

Courts escape accountability through inferred exemption

For reporters, the Illinois Freedom of Information Act is both a helpful tool and a stumbling block. It grants access to governmental records and allows the public to hold accountable those who run ou...
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 04:03 pm

Buying Roadshow linked to convicted fraudster

A group of traveling gold buyers visited Springfield last week, raising questions about their business practices and associations with a convicted fraudster.A group calling themselves “Estate Bu...
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 02:10 pm

So many candidates, so few bold ideas

Every candidate has ideas for what they will do when they are elected mayor. Spend more wisely, they say. Encourage business growth, develop the medical district and bring in more tourists. Get rid of...

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