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Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007 12:00 am

Wobbly headlines Ma Jones event

Untitled Document Bruce “U. Utah” Phillips — folk singer, historian, activist, and longtime member of the Industrial Workers of the World — will be the fe
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007 12:00 am

Bayard Rustin biographer speaks on civil-rights leader, gay rights

Untitled Document More than 20 years before Muhammad Ali was famously stripped of his boxing titles and convicted of draft evasion, Bayard Rustin served 27 months in prison for r
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007 12:00 am

Report finds that minorities remain underrepresented in state hiring and promotions

Untitled Document Members of racial minorities, who make up 35 percent of Illinois’ population, accounted for just 20 percent of state employees in fiscal year 2006, accord
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007 12:00 am

Salvation Army backs off plans to buy Goodwill property

Untitled Document Illinois environmental regulators this week issued a citation to Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries for failing to remove a dormant underground fuel tank. The
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007 12:00 am

Blagojevich joins other governors critical of new federal healthcare rules

Untitled Document As he moves ahead with his plans to cover more of Illinois’ medically uninsured, Gov. Rod Blagojevich also is weighing in on the national healthcare debat
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007 12:00 am

Citizens, elected officials, and service providers line up to testify on the impact of the governor’s vetoes

Untitled Document With assistance from University of Illinois at Springfield students working on behalf of the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project, Herb Whitlock, a co-defendant
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007 12:00 am

Jena and Peoria aren’t all that different, civil rights leader says

Untitled Document On July 14, Rakiem Campbell tossed a concrete patio brick from an interstate overpass in Peoria, killing 26-year-old Katrina Kelley. Local prosecutors charged C
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007 12:00 am

State’s HMO program expands to central and southern Illinois

Untitled Document After more than a year of preparation, the second phase of the state’s mandatory primary-care case-management program was rolled out this week to the rema
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007 12:00 am

It’s your last chance to weigh in on future evening bus routes

Untitled Document Three years have passed since a determined bunch of local residents demanded that the Springfield Mass Transit District find ways to bring evening bus service b
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007 12:00 am

Illinois incorporates first-ever energy standards into rate relief, but are they garbage?

Untitled Document Nine months after the expiration of the state’s 10-year freeze on electric rates, and nearly a year of caterwauling by Ameren and Commonwealth Edison cust


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