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Thursday, March 1, 2012 07:04 pm

Call on Quinn to enforce nurse ratio mandate

When Gov. Pat Quinn signed a nursing home reform bill last year, it was supposed to make sure nursing homes had enough actual nurses.Quinn approved the law on July 26, 2010, mandating that nursing hom...
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, Feb. 23, 2012 11:16 pm

Orders city health committee to meet in public

A Sangamon County judge has ordered a Springfield city government committee to hold open meetings following a lawsuit by an Illinois Times reporter.Bruce Rushton, a staff writer for Illinois Times, fi...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 09:56 pm

Local leaders pushing for transportation jobs funding

As lawmakers in Washington, D.C., debate a far-reaching transportation funding measure that could mean jobs for Springfield, government and religious leaders here are making their voices heard in the ...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 06:41 pm

Higher minimum wage doesn’t mean fewer jobs, report says

Increasing the minimum wage doesn’t cause job loss as commonly thought, according to researchers pushing for a higher minimum wage in Illinois. State lawmakers will likely consider a bill this m...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 04:08 pm

Buying a future with borrowed money

In January, the University of Illinois announced it was raising its tuition on new undergraduates at its three campuses yet again. Lamentation was general throughout the land. Tuition for residents at...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 06:48 am

Do alternatives to prison exist for Illinois’ public delinquents?

Writers of newspaper columns, it turns out, are not the only people who have trouble getting sentences right. Eyebrows, if not voices, were raised when federal judge James Zagel set 14 years in prison...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 04:58 am

Springfield veterans remember Korean War 60 years later

During the cold December of 1951, 12 Illinois military service members lost their lives in the Korean War. Those Marines and Army troops from Illinois were among 1,754 Illinoisans and the 54,246 Ameri...

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