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Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 04:11 pm
For the past few years, the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago has been one of the most feared participants in the state’s pension reform debate.Ty Fahner, a former Illinois attor...
Thursday, March 15, 2012 11:48 am

Five candidates vie for Illinois House seat representing part of Springfield

Five candidates are running, but only one will win the race to represent parts of Springfield and Decatur in the new 96th Representative District. The first leg of the race is the March 20 primary ele...
Thursday, March 15, 2012 06:05 am

Fight against Medicaid abuse reaching critical mass

It’s a crucial time for Illinois in terms of the state budget, but investigators say the state is at a turning point in another respect: fighting Medicaid fraud.Gov. Pat Quinn announced a state ...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 09:31 am

Group targets civil union opponents for election upset

Lawmakers who opposed Illinois’ civil union law in 2010 now face a renewed battle – this time for their reelection.  “We want lawmakers to understand that if they oppose civil r...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 01:24 pm

Petition would likely be challenged

Expect a bit more tweaking, Bill Clutter says, after twice changing a proposal for amending the Illinois Constitution through voter initiative.A Democratic candidate for the 48th Senate District, Clut...
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, 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, 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, Sept. 9, 2010 03:37 pm

Developer of Taylorville facility says legislature already answered the questions

The Illinois Commerce Commission is neither ‘for’ nor ‘against’ the Taylorville Energy Center – officially. But good luck finding anything project developer Tenaska can b...

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