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Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:07 am
A bill being considered in the Illinois House that has received bipartisan support would make the Opioid Alternative Pilot Program a permanent option for Illinois patients. The program launched Jan. 3...
Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:06 am
Polar vortex and all, it’s been a long winter, no? Heck, it snowed less than a week ago, the same day Amazon delivered a bevy of banana-palm starts we ordered, either because we had blind faith or w...
Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:05 am
On April 23 the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether to allow a citizenship status question on the 2020 Census. The high court will need to reach a decision quickly once oral arguments are present...
Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:27 am

$25 million spent now for census could lead to billions in funding later

 Illinois could lose up to two of its congressional seats after the next U.S. Census count if the population decline is as bad as early estimates, but the scope of what the state stands to lose i...
Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:26 am
 “Forgive me if I seem a bit at sea / but you woke me from a dream of words / I was setting to music I’ll want you / to transcribe for me…” – Opening lines of “The Gate of Horn” by...
Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:25 am
 Henry Ford revolutionized both the automotive and the agricultural industry by producing affordable and reliable products for consumers. The Ford family is a piece of Americana and a part of tha...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 02:32 pm

Supreme Court rules lobbyist deserves pension

A lobbyist for a teacher’s union can keep a state pension, earned by virtue of one day’s work as a substitute teacher, under an Illinois State Supreme Court ruling issued today. David Picci...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:08 am

Hotel backers seek financing

 A bar and entertainment center featuring bowling and arcade games would be the main moneymakers at a proposed downtown Springfield hotel, according to a prospectus being circulated by a Chicago...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:07 am

Steri-Clean deals with hoarders, overdoses and crime scenes

 When a loved one dies of a suicide, violent crime or a drug overdose, the Sangamon County coroner gives the deceased’s family a list of biohazard businesses to help with cleanup needed in the...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:06 am
Some random takeaways from Tuesday’s election. First, think of all the good that might have been done with money that rolled into Frank “Not A Chance” Edwards’ campaign. The only way he was go...


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