The state’s monuments to the past are in spiraling disrepair and their communities despair over the ultimate fate of these endangered sites, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report finds.

 Illinois’ history is crumbling away. Mansions, museums and monuments that showcase Illinois’ past, and honor famous luminaries, ranging from President Abraham Lincoln to famed architect Fran...

City council votes 6-4 to make future hires live in Springfield

 Future city employees will have to live inside Springfield under an ordinance passed Tuesday by the city council. The controversial issue created a split among some unions, with police, fire and...

Park district mulls police contract

 The Springfield Park District is eying a deal with the Sangamon County sheriff’s office to provide police protection in parks.The sheriff’s office has given the district a proposal to provid...

Judge threatens contempt for alleged fib

 A federal judge in Springfield is threatening to hold a Normal doctor in contempt of court for misleading testimony about his credentials during a May trial.The trial ended with a $300,000 jury...

Does the city of Springfield need its own planner?

 It sounded like a Seinfeld episode. The Salvation Army buys a building on Ninth Street for a new homeless shelter and spends half a mill fixing it up, only for Mayor Jim Langfelder to tell them,...
 Nobody, and I mean nobody, ever thought that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration could ever keep state operations running for a year without an actual state budget.State and federal courts have...
 SUPPORT CLEAN ENERGYIllinois is at grave risk of losing its status as one of America’s clean energy leaders. If it shuts down two of its high-performing nuclear plants, they will be replaced b...

Vegetable-packed and protein-rich nutrition

Every year Food & Wine magazine devotes its July issue to the “Best New Chefs in America.” This prestigious list is the result of a months-long selection process based on nominations from food...
 Well, June doesn’t really bug me, except it’s one of my favorite months and goes by so quickly. Plus, I wanted to get a June bug reference in since I haven’t seen many in 2016. Now, let’...

Does the city of Springfield need its own planner?

 Though not much new came out of Monday’s panel discussion at the Sangamo Club, sponsored by the Better Government Association, on the “Impact of the Impasse,” it was interesting to hear ar...

Thrown out of its room in 1887, this isn’t the museum’s first rodeo

 One of the many casualties of the state budget disaster has been the closure of the Illinois State Museum, which is scheduled to reopen next month, with an admission charge. It is not the only t...
 The annual street party and carnival known as Assumption Fest will take place June 23-25. Admission and parking are free all three days. The festival begins Thursday on the main stage with an op...
 Join the Sangamon Valley Radio Club, Springfield Community MakerSpace, former WAND-TV chief meteorologist Lee Davis and other technological experts for a Field Day and Family Day celebration to...
The live music capital of the world meets Springfield this weekend during two special performances of Branson on the Road, Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., at the Hoogland Center for the Arts....
I’m increasingly frustrated by your views that women are attracted to men with status or wealth and don’t care much about men’s looks. Personally, I’m not attracted by men’s status or wealth...

The state’s monuments to the past are in spiraling disrepair and their communities despair over the ultimate fate of these endangered sites, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report finds.

 Illinois’ history is crumbling away. Mansions, museums and monuments that showcase Illinois’ past, and honor famous luminaries, ranging from President Abraham Lincoln to famed architect Fran...

City council votes 6-4 to make future hires live in Springfield

 Future city employees will have to live inside Springfield under an ordinance passed Tuesday by the city council. The controversial issue created a split among some unions, with police, fire and...

Park district mulls police contract

 The Springfield Park District is eying a deal with the Sangamon County sheriff’s office to provide police protection in parks.The sheriff’s office has given the district a proposal to provid...

Judge threatens contempt for alleged fib

 A federal judge in Springfield is threatening to hold a Normal doctor in contempt of court for misleading testimony about his credentials during a May trial.The trial ended with a $300,000 jury...
Julio Barrenzuela says he left Springfield so he could come back. Springfield’s official “Salsa Ambassador” moved to California in 2012, but he’s still working to better his hometown, a city t...

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