Illinois State Museum reopens with a plan to revitalize

 The Illinois State Museum, founded in 1877, reopened its doors on July 2, 2016, after being closed for nine months due to budget cuts at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The closing...

Edwards Place Players’ latest production is a backstage farce

 “I had always had this dream to do a play about Abraham Lincoln’s wedding,” said Springfield Art Association curator of collections Erika Holst. “I have zero theater background, so I jus...

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...
The piece about the Springfield Redbirds that appeared in the paper on March 23, 2017, was shortened by rain, so to speak. Readers interested in the complete version will find it here, as it appear...

A look back at AAA baseball in Springfield

 Opening Day is April 2, and in honor of the new season I bring you this column from 1978, when Springfield was, gloriously, home to the Redbirds, the St. Louis Cardinals’ AAA farm team.The pie...
 Trump & Company claim they have a sweeping mandate from voters to remake America –but wait, it is just a magic trick – almost half of the electorate chose not to vote in last November’...
 As I write this, I’m looking out the window into the beauteous out of doors, like a schoolkid or state worker begging the universe for something to happen that would legitimately allow respons...
 Google released a report last year that analyzed what everyone’s cooking, buying and ordering. Google analyzed all the food-related search queries between January 2014 and January 2016. They l...
 With the release of Shot Out the Saddle, the second, full-length recording of original material from Fireside Relics, the band looks to “establish themselves as heavy hitters” within the Spr...
VISION OF TRUMPSenator Dick Durbin at the Gorsuch confirmation hearing commented that White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Gorsuch represents the type of judge that has the vision of Trump....
 It gave us a shudder to hear the new secretary of state rattling his saber this week about Korea. The policy of “strategic patience” with North Korea is over, he said, and “all options are...

Lee Hamilton

 As you watch the health care proceedings on Capitol Hill, imagine what things might be like if we lived in more functional political times. In particular, what if Congress were run by pragmatist...
 On Thursday, March 23, join local artist William Crook Jr. for a discussion of his print series titled “Portals into Springfield.” Since the 1970s, Bill has created art depicting life in Spr...
 Mason City Limits Comedy Club is honored to host former contributing writer on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and current writer and frequent guest of the “Bob and Tom Show,” Rob Hane...
 Kids can meet with and pose for a commemorative souvenir photo with the Easter bunny during White Oaks Malls’ Easter Bunny Photo Experience sponsored by The Gymboree Corporation and Universal...
I’m in love with my married female co-worker. I’m married and have no intention of leaving my wife, and I doubt she’d leave her husband, even if she shared my feelings. I love how caring and kin...

Illinois State Museum reopens with a plan to revitalize

 The Illinois State Museum, founded in 1877, reopened its doors on July 2, 2016, after being closed for nine months due to budget cuts at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The closing...

Edwards Place Players’ latest production is a backstage farce

 “I had always had this dream to do a play about Abraham Lincoln’s wedding,” said Springfield Art Association curator of collections Erika Holst. “I have zero theater background, so I jus...
The Central Illinois Foodbank is teaming up with the SIU Center for Family Medicine to distribute healthy food for the Sangamon County community. At 5 p.m. Thursday, March 23, the Healthy Foods Distri...

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