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Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield groups combating exclusion with pool of trained minority workers

 With about $4 billion in transportation and other projects planned for Springfield in the coming years, groups in Springfield are already working to ensure a fair share of the jobs generated go...
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, Aug. 26, 2010 03:53 am

Green spaces, safety, economic development on list of goals

A Springfield-based community group is hoping to make the contentious arrival of high-speed rail into a blessing by making sure 30 percent of the jobs from the project go to local disadvantaged worker...
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 12:39 pm

Why the coffeehouse chain has all the ambiance of a McDonald’s

Untitled Document About a year ago, a stinging message was delivered to the corporate honchos of Starbucks, the megachain of costly coffees. The writer decried the “comm...
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 01:09 pm

Legislation would give adoptees access to birth certificates

Untitled Document I hardly slept a wink the night before I met my mother. I was in a motel, just off Interstate 35, on the outskirts of the city where she lived with her family. ...

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