Woodford Times - Peoria, IL

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Posted Aug 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM

That the state of Illinois last week severed its contract with the private company it hired to run the Illinois Lottery should come as no surprise.The writing was on the wall for months, as Northstar Lottery Group continued to struggle to meet promised sales projections and lawmakers became more rankled about the shortfalls.

Posted Aug 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM

A deadly standoff last month in Christian County between a man and police at a reported meth house is a reminder that the powerful drug remains prevalent in Illinois and that it may be time to reopen the debate about how to best fight...

Updated Aug 13, 2014 at 11:13 AM

If there is a takeaway from the recent beer ticket ethics hubbub at the Illinois State Fair, it’s that all state employees must pay attention to Illinois’ ethics guidelines because someone may very well come after them...

Posted Aug 6, 2014 at 8:00 AM

It’s good to see Europe manning up regarding Russia.

Posted Jul 30, 2014 at 7:00 AM

The Illinois High School Association successfully runs 35 high school sports and activities and generates about $11 million annually.

Posted Jul 23, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Perhaps Illinois’ latest sunshine flap, in which citizens are being denied concealed carry permits and FOID cards without explanation, will enlighten more people about the far-reaching perils of government secrecy.

Posted Jul 16, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration narrowly avoided another embarrassing and unnecessary row with the media earlier this week when it finally agreed to allow reporters in to the historic Executive Mansion to view water damage caused...

Updated Jul 1, 2014 at 2:19 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 25 boldly struck a blow for Americans’ right to privacy by ruling that police officers, as a matter of routine, cannot examine a person’s mobile device without first obtaining a search...

Posted Jun 25, 2014 at 7:00 AM

A happy high school reunion in East Peoria turned into a nightmare the night of June 14.

Updated Jun 18, 2014 at 11:48 AM

For a man who has vowed to "shake up Springfield," Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner isn’t bringing much to the table with less than five months until the November election.

Posted Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Someday, Illinoisans may have an opportunity to laud the Illinois legislature’s budget-crafting skills as masterful, fearless or forward looking.

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