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Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:01 am

Activists, officials rally for right to marry same sex

Supporters of same-sex marriage fill the intersection of Second Street and Capitol Avenue in front of the Illinois Statehouse, demanding passage of a bill lifting the state’s ban on same-sex marriag...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 01:09 pm
Sunday, a group gathered at the tomb of Vachel Lindsay in Oak Ridge Cemetery as part the national Dead Poets Remembrance Day....
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:01 am

Illinois group in lawsuit over regulation of coal waste

 A federal judge has ordered the United States Environmental Protection Agency to pass regulations on disposal of coal ash, which could have far-reaching implications for Illinois’ rebounding c...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 02:54 pm

Restoration makes the Statehouse too grand for politics

Soon, the West Wing of the Illinois Capitol will emerge after two years inside a cocoon of plywood and tarps. The structure was closed off, paradoxically, to make that part of the building both newer ...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am

ADM is asking a broke Illinois for money

 For a lot of people in Springfield, Decatur is just a place to stop when you get hungry on the way back from a U of I game. But people live there too – at least some still do; the city has los...
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:00 am

Springfield shows lowest unemployment in state

 Employers at a Springfield job fair last week tried to fill hundreds of jobs, showing cautious optimism that the economy will continue its slow recovery.More than 30 businesses – some of them ...
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 03:00 am

Furniture, cleaning supplies and even human rights are the future of sustainability

 Forget about recycling for a minute. Being “green” is more than just keeping glass out of the landfill.That was one message of the 10th Annual Green Symposium, a conference held in Springfie...
Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:00 am
Reacting to my “In defense of the politician,” a veteran State of Illinois employee told me that he thought it would be fun to work under a governor like Jerry Brown. Younger readers might be interested to know that Illinois very nearly had its Jerry Brown, in 1982 and 1986, when the 11-year U.S> Senator lost to to James R. “Big Jim” Thompson. That 1982 race saw AESIII lose by 5,074...
Thursday, June 13, 2013 12:00 am
Republican Kirk Dillard recently raised the issue of which kind of family ought to be living in the Executive Mansion in Springfield. It is a question we ventilated in in 2009. (“Life in the Big House.) Clearly, it was not a question on the minds of the two most recent occupants of the house. Mr. Blagojevich famously disdained it (for the kids’ sake, he insists). Of late Mr. Quinn has avo...

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