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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 12, 2014 12:01 am

Did Illinois history begin in 1809 and end in 1865?

 That nice Mr. Madigan, I’m sure, just wants to help. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency have not been getting along. Friends of b...
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 22, 2014 12:01 am
 Some folks say Small Town America is dying. And in some cases, that’s true. But other small towns, such Homer, Illinois, have found ways to celebrate their uniqueness. For Homer, it’s their...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am

. . .with the Indiana blues again

 I’m packin’ up darlin’, down the road I go…a black top road running to a gravel road then a sand top road and I’ll be gone–“You Don’t have To Go” as performed by Jerry Lee...
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...

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