Speaking out for workplace equality on International Women’s Day

 On March 8 women gathered at the State Capitol Rotunda around the Illinois Welcoming the World statue of a woman extending her arms, which reads “commemorating the work of the women of the sta...

DEMO’s current show also relies on darkness

Springfield’s independent contemporary gallery known as DEMO Project is heading into its final year. The small building on the Springfield Art Association campus is expected to meet its long-ordaine...
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Man who fought cop says adversary deserves promotion

On East Stuart Street, the Feb. 27 fist fight between Officer Samuel Rosario and Robert Humes seems common knowledge.“He’s down the street,” says a man working on a car in...
 A skeptical reader wondered how the Trumpish crackdown on unpapered immigrants might hurt Illinois agriculture, as I argued it would in "Absolutely ridiculous." More than 70 percent of...

The meager harvest from school gardens

 Teaching, it has been said, is like cultivating a garden. Some teachers believe that cultivating a garden is a form of teaching. The kids at Butler Elementary have been growing and harvesting he...
If Attorney General Lisa Madigan succeeds in convincing the Illinois Supreme Court to consider ordering the state to stop paying employees without an appropriation and the governor’s legal team uses...
 Whenever Lyman Ellerman returns to the home turf from his songwriter life in Nashville, Tennessee, be prepared for a full onslaught of original Southern rock tunes done Ellerman-style with an at...
 Like many Americans, every year I looked forward to my St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage. And every year, my mother loved to remind us that if we really wanted to enjoy a traditional I...
 In the aftermath of the St. Patty’s Day parade onslaught of live music all over town, I’m reminded of the real power of music to entertain and excite. Every time I think of all who are invol...
SAY NO TO SANCTUARY STATESJames Krohe’s March 2 column, “Absolutely ridiculous,” was exactly that. He made the laughable claim that “Immigrants, authorized and otherwise, are less likely to co...
Dr. Jerry Kruse, dean and provost of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, has weighed in against the current Republican legislation to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. His...
In a recent column in the Catholic Times, Bishop Thomas John Paprocki addressed transgender issues in the context of the Boy Scouts’ recent decision to accept transgender youth among their ranks. Af...
 Join the University of Illinois at Springfield on Tuesday, March 21, for a presentation by Major Neill Franklin, a law enforcement advocate for a more compassionate to approach to the war on dru...
 Treat yourself to a craft day in the village of Elkhart on Saturday, March 18. The second annual crafting event is hosted by three locally owned and operated businesses in the heart of downtown...
 Experience the film, dance and music of Bollywood on Sunday during Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue, the internationally acclaimed musical produced and directed by talented sisters Vaibh...
 My problem is that I’ll go on one or two dates with a girl and then get the whole “I just wanna be friends.” And they really mean that. They want me to do lunch and go shopping and talk on...

Preserving family traditions while supporting downtown for 33 years

 Last Saturday, March 11, thousands of green-clad parade watchers of all ages gathered in downtown Springfield at the “Craic O’ Noon” to experience the St. Patrick’s Day Marching Band Par...

Speaking out for workplace equality on International Women’s Day

 On March 8 women gathered at the State Capitol Rotunda around the Illinois Welcoming the World statue of a woman extending her arms, which reads “commemorating the work of the women of the sta...

DEMO’s current show also relies on darkness

Springfield’s independent contemporary gallery known as DEMO Project is heading into its final year. The small building on the Springfield Art Association campus is expected to meet its long-ordaine...
 Self-described by founder and director Alex Martin as “DIY rogue theater,” Springfield’s  Absurdist People’s Theater Troupe would like nothing more than to shake things up in Spring...
 A program aimed at helping single mothers out of poverty by hiring them to refurbish furniture will celebrate its one-year anniversary by holding a sale on Saturday, March 25. Named “Wooden it...

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