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Thursday, March 29, 2012 02:57 pm

Bill would exempt religious adoption agencies from law

More than nine months after Illinois’ civil union law took effect, state lawmakers are still arguing over what it means. That’s because of a controversial measure to exempt religious adopt...
Thursday, March 15, 2012 10:34 pm

Constitutional amendment would ditch flat income tax

Illinois grapples with another round of difficult budget cuts, some lawmakers want to eliminate the state’s constitutional flat-rate income tax requirement, opening the door for what some ...
Thursday, March 15, 2012 11:48 am

Five candidates vie for Illinois House seat representing part of Springfield

Five candidates are running, but only one will win the race to represent parts of Springfield and Decatur in the new 96th Representative District. The first leg of the race is the March 20 primary ele...
Thursday, March 15, 2012 06:05 am

Fight against Medicaid abuse reaching critical mass

It’s a crucial time for Illinois in terms of the state budget, but investigators say the state is at a turning point in another respect: fighting Medicaid fraud.Gov. Pat Quinn announced a state ...
Thursday, March 15, 2012 10:14 am

Ought religious freedom to exclude atheists?

In February, the New York Times’ Timothy Egan nominated Roger Williams as the true founding father of America’s religious freedom. It was Williams who, in 1636, established a new colony at...
Thursday, March 8, 2012 05:16 pm

Prosecutors alleged Tenaska paid former Oklahoma senator to influence bill

A power generating company with plans for a major new plant in Illinois has been implicated in the corruption trial of a former Oklahoma senator convicted of bribery.During federal court testimony las...
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 ...

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