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Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am

Residents say closure would leave them with no place to go

Franklin Fite is a collector. The small, one-room apartment he shares with his wife at the Bel-Aire Motel in Springfield is decorated with Pez dispensers, stamps, coins and assorted trinkets. A significant part of the apartment is also devoted to canned goods. Fite says he hoards food because he was once homeless and had to go without. Naturally, he says he never wants to be homeless again. B...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am

Lawmakers to reconsider criminal sentencing

People convicted of low-level crimes in Illinois could soon see less time behind bars, but that doesn’t mean Illinois is going soft on crime.State lawmakers during the spring legislative session app...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am

Legislation would have sidestepped rulemaking process

 Illinois is taking too long to approve regulations for a controversial oil and gas drilling method, according to a coalition of businesses. They simply asked lawmakers to speed things up with le...
Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:01 am

Cost and access to relief questioned

 Illinoisans want their medical marijuana sooner, cheaper and with fewer restrictions.At a May 21 public hearing in Springfield, several speakers asked the state to speed up the program’s imple...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am

Feds would pay to create health insurance exchange

If state lawmakers don’t act soon, Illinois could miss out on hundreds of jobs and $500 million in federal dollars to establish a state health insurance marketplace. As end of the spring legislative...
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:01 am

Proposed regulation part of major shift for Illinois EPA

 Livestock producers in Illinois oppose a regulation that would require feedlots to register with the state, but a legislative panel appears poised to approve the regulation.The proposal is part...
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:01 am

CWLP faces tough choice on old boilers

 Springfield City Water, Light and Power must decide whether to upgrade or decomission its three oldest boilers in light of changing pollution regulations, and the utility’s decision could affe...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:01 am

Lanphier High School working to sustain its transformation

As Lanphier High School faces the end of a major federal grant, the school’s leadership is working to prolong the improvement there even after the money dries up.Long stereotyped as Springfield’s...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:01 am

Medical school accused of illegally booting union members

 A group of unionized employees at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield claims the school is illegally trying to force them out of their union.With signs, chants and a s...

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