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Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:00 am

Rauner’s budget chief says cuts weren’t enough for current budget

 The universe is not infinite. At least, not when it comes to the budget.That’s how Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget chief explained to a panel of House lawmakers last week that there are not many
History
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:00 am

Health care, death and mourning in the 1800s

 Historians, experts and enthusiasts gathered on April 15, the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s death, to discuss his assassination, his health care and mourning a president.Wayne C. Temple, depu
News
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:00 am

Autism program in fight for survival

 Nehemiah Dawson is five years old, he is third in his kindergarten class for spelling and he has Autism Spectrum disorder. But the program that his parents credit with most of his success might
News
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:00 am

Lawmakers want closer look at Rauner’s pension proposal

Two prominent Democratic lawmakers are calling on Gov. Bruce Rauner to release the long-awaited details his pension proposal so they can figure out what it means for the state’s budget.State Senator
News
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:00 am

Lawmakers debate raising gas tax to pay for roads

 Illinois lawmakers used $300 million meant for roads to plug a budget hole earlier this year, so now they’re considering replacing the money with a higher tax on motor fuels.The proposal would
News
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:00 am

Government vehicles would have to be made in U.S. or Canada

 Business and labor groups are at odds over a bill that would restrict which vehicles state and local governments could buy.Illinois State Rep. Mike Smiddy, D-Hillsdale, sponsors House Bill 3438,
News
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:00 am

Bills aim to regulate license plate readers

 Police departments across the nation are obtaining a device that takes a picture of your license plate, stamps the location, time and date on it, and sends it to a database. The devices could be
News
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:00 am

Rauner’s 2016 budget would cut off 190,000 households

It was like a bad April Fools’ Day prank, only a few days early. Springfield resident Tara Lybarger, a 42-year-old cashier at a laundromat, had been waiting since December to get signed up for the L
News
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:00 am

Candidates come from very different backgrounds

 Stacks of mailers and campaign literature sit next to a rolled-up map of Springfield’s wards on a table in the dining room of Fulgenzi’s Pizza and Pasta. Owner, operator and candidate John F
News
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:00 am

Former governor Jim Edgar makes endorsement

 Former Gov. Jim Edgar has come out in favor of one of the candidates for Ward 10 alderman. Edgar, in a press release put out Monday, gave his endorsement to Phil Chiles, former president of the

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