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Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 02:55 am

A classic liberal and a traditional conservative are in a tight race for the new 13th Congressional District

David Gill is an unabashed liberal, even in a time when “liberal” is a dirty word.Gill is running for Congress in the 13th Congressional District as a Democrat, hoping to finally secure th...
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 06:01 am

Video gambling gets off to a slow start

The best way to curb gambling might be for the state of Illinois to legalize it.The going has been slow since lawmakers more than three years ago approved video gambling outside casinos. Only last spr...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 06:33 pm

Congress’ inaction affects farmers, low-income families

As Congress wrestles over an agriculture bill that will set policy for the next five years, local farmers and ag experts worry the delay could endanger a variety of important programs when the current...
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 10:06 am

Union faces unprecedented challenges, even from allies

What would drive a crowd of unionized state employees to boo the very governor they helped elect? The answer is about $83 billion of pension underfunding, a broken labor contract and a lot of jobs in ...
Thursday, July 26, 2012 01:14 am

Good for the City of Springfield, yes, but for the city?

“People,” goes an old political adage, “vote their pocketbooks.” That goes for people in elected office too.A diligent reader attended a Springfield Park Board meeting at which...
Thursday, April 26, 2012 03:31 pm

Sangamon County’s juvenile detention center goes unused

Sangamon County is considering options for its juvenile detention center that remains largely empty a dozen years after it opened.Possibilities include closing the center or remodeling space so that a...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 03:13 pm

Club bounces back, with a new financial strategy

The Boys and Girls Club of Central Illinois is back and moving forward, says Douglas King, the organization’s new full-time executive director and the first since Jill Schurtz left the organizat...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 05:28 am

Statewide audit shows chronically poor accounting

A statewide audit of Illinois government released July 28 highlights more than 100 problems with the state’s financial reporting process, case management and more.The 274-page audit by Illinois ...
Thursday, April 28, 2011 03:20 pm

Politics and Americans’ ambivalence about wealth

Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s modern pharaoh, and his two sons were “detained” in mid-April for questioning about corruption and abuse of power by Egyptian prosecutors. No one knows how muc...

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