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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...
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 ...



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