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Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 07:47 am

Agency asking for cash infusion and fee increase

Seven state workers in Springfield could lose their jobs at the end of the year as regulators scramble to cover the increasing cost of overseeing doctors in Illinois. That’s because the fund tha...
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 03:37 pm

Madigan sponsors measure restricting pay increases

Kevin Holmes of Springfield devotes his life to caring for a young man with severe disabilities. For that full-time work – seven hours a day, seven days a week – Holmes makes just more tha...
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 02:26 pm

Illinois students not prepared for college

More than two thirds of Illinois students won’t earn a college degree. In the modern economy, that’s not good enough to compete, says education advocacy group Advance Illinois in a recent ...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 06:34 am

University support staff claim pay disparity between union, non-union workers

A group of union workers at the University of Illinois Springfield claims many of their non-union counterparts got raises above the university’s own limits. The workers also claim UIS pays suppo...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 09:02 am

Why government costs can’t go down

Find a cure for Baumol’s Disease and you will be hailed as the benefactor of millions, even though the only people it harms are politicians. Baumol’s Disease strikes the body politic, spec...
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 03:05 pm

Illinois Innocence Project helps free imprisoned Chicago man with imperfect compromise

Although Anthony Murray walked out of prison on Oct. 31 a free man after 14 years, gaining his freedom required admitting to a murder he says he didn’t commit. “It’s been a long road...
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 11:28 am

A cougar is spotted in Morgan County

Everybody read about it – a high-tech hunter got video evidence that confirmed the presence in a Morgan County woods of an adult cougar, only the fourth known to have been sighted in Illinois si...
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 09:26 pm

George McGovern and the hope of 1972

A lot of people, I suppose, thought that George McGovern had died a long time ago when they heard in October that he had passed away. Some of them could even have put a date on his demise – elec...
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 05:26 am

Psychologists seek ability to prescribe drugs

Citing a mental health crisis across the nation, some psychologists in Illinois want the ability to prescribe drugs. But some psychiatrists and physicians aren’t on board.It’s a battle str...
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 12:00 pm

Day of Action sends 280 volunteers across Springfield

On a blustery Friday, an endless stream of people ambles into the United Way office, filling the small space with white T-shirts bearing the words “Live United.” Moments later, they’...

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