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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, 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, Jan. 13, 2011 05:10 pm

Behavior program’s fate uncertain

In the fall of 2009, one Springfield elementary student was sent to the office for discipline 30 different times. The next semester, that number was down to 12 visits, with only three before he became...
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 05:30 pm

Agreement prevents layoffs and saves state $50 million

The largest union of state employees has ratified an agreement with the State of Illinois for the state to save upwards of $50 million in exchange for a promise of no layoffs.The American Federation o...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 08:52 pm

Will the capital city take another hit?

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 filed a lawsuit against the state in August to stop Quinn from cutting 2,600 state workers and mandating 12 unpaid furlough days for many of the state’s remaining workers. The AFSCME lawsuit said Quinn’s proposal violates their contractual right to bargain....
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 02:52 pm

Pillsbury plant has a new owner — and neighbors are furious

Untitled Document Residents of the Pillsbury Mill neighborhood had high hopes for the site of the abandoned flour mill on the city’s northeast side. Dur...

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