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Why a budget won't fix Illinois

Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute Jan. 10, 2017, 7:46am

Pension costs alone now consume a quarter of the Illinois state budget.

Well known political pundits to speak at Southern Illinois University Oct. 11

Kristin Danley-Greiner Oct. 7, 2016, 6:59am

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville will present "Crossroads: A Conversation about America’s Future" next week featuring pundits Juan Williams and Cal Thomas.

Collinsville attorney recognized for client satisfaction

Carrie Salls Aug. 31, 2016, 9:44am

COLLINSVILLE – The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys (AIOCLA) has recognized Illinois Criminal Law Attorney Joel D. Beckwith of Burger Law and Traffic Law Solutions as one of its 2016 "10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction." 

Illinois lawmakers say they're open to some higher education reforms

Michael Carroll Apr. 11, 2016, 7:23am

Some state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle seem open to at least a few of the reform ideas recently proposed by an Illinois think tank to help reduce higher education costs and make colleges and universities more affordable to students in the state.