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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...
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 03:23 pm

Courts escape accountability through inferred exemption

For reporters, the Illinois Freedom of Information Act is both a helpful tool and a stumbling block. It grants access to governmental records and allows the public to hold accountable those who run ou...
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 11:42 am

GOP threats of repeal haven’t swayed state

Illinois is moving ahead with health care reform, despite a Republican-led movement in Congress to repeal the federal law.The state continues to implement provisions of the federal Patient Protection ...
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, Dec. 2, 2010 03:47 pm

Illinois ranks worst for institutional care

Health care reform could be a big plus for the disabled, says one Springfield disability advocate, but only if the state fundamentally changes how it handles those with special needs.Tyler McHaley, pr...
Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010 07:44 am

A year after passage, Illinois has yet to receive any money

A gambling expansion that is supposed to raise $300 million a year and help pay for statewide infrastructure improvements has yet to be implemented, more than a year after it became law. Gene O’Shea, spokesman for the Illinois Gaming Board, which regulates video gaming, says the board has no timeline for implementing the system. The Illinois Video Gaming Act, which legalizes ...
Thursday, July 15, 2010 10:32 pm

Rich Whitney’s long shot campaign

If you knew where to look you might have seen him – bearded, bespectacled and biking through Springfield. Looking more like a college professor than a politician, the Green Party candidate for g...
Thursday, May 6, 2010 10:10 am
More than a half million dollars in unpaid fines have yet to be collected by the State Board of Elections for violations of state election law. Many of the 477 delinquent fines are several years old, ...
Thursday, April 8, 2010 02:14 pm

No evidence of extremism at this rally for limited government

Though their counterparts nationwide have made headlines for extreme viewpoints of racism and violence, Springfield Tea Party activists stayed on message Monday at a rally calling for limited governme...

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