MayJacksonville Farmers MarketMay 19-Oct 27, 7am-12pm Tue-Thu. Every Tue-Thu through October. jaxfresh.org. Lincoln Square, Jacksonville. Thursday StoriesMay 19-Aug 25, 10:30am Every Thursday. For kid...

Sixth annual Pride festival features live music, drag show, free HIV testing, more

 Celebrate “the gayest day in central Illinois” by attending the sixth annual Springfield PrideFest on Saturday, May 21, from noon to 10 p.m., on Capitol Avenue between Fourth and Sixth stree...

Rock, run, disc golf to support 10 charities

 What started as a community outreach project in 2005 has grown to include a two-day outdoor street festival which features live music, vendors, food and kids’ activities plus a 10K walk/run an...

New family-friendly outdoor music series comes to Jacksonville this summer

 Remember last year when we asked you to vote for Jacksonville in the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Award contest? Your votes paid off, as the city of Jacksonville was selected as one out of 15 fi...

DSI’s bacon bash partners with Bedrock 66 Live! concert series to feature top-notch musical talent

 On July 22 and 23, Downtown Springfield, Inc. and Isringhausen Imports plus other festival sponsors will transform downtown Springfield into a bacon-lovers paradise for the second year in a row...

Climb and bounce your way through the largest inflatable obstacle course of its kind

 This summer, get pumped for a wacky obstacle course unlike anything central Illinois has seen before. The Insane Inflatable 5K bounces into Centennial Park on Saturday, Aug. 6. Race waves begin...

Rotary’s local literacy campaign heads to Busch Stadium May 23 and 24

 Soon area baseball fans will head south for local Rotary clubs’ 14th annual literacy fundraiser baseball games in beautiful Busch Stadium. Springfield-based watercolor quilt artist Rod Buffing...

Enjoy varied hiking terrain close to home in the Sangamon River Valley

 You don’t have to leave central Illinois to have an enjoyable, authentic hiking experience. This summer, get close to nature and have fun with friends and family by hiking these and other park...

ABATE’s safety slogan: ‘Look twice to save a life’

 For bikers like Phil Cornell, longtime motorcyclist, a fun summer is a safe summer. “I do this because I love to ride,” said Cornell. “But I’m sick of burying my brothers and sisters as...

Summertime cocktails deliver

 Ahhhh – the summer cocktail.Both refreshing and teasing, the perfect elixir for summer’s dog days evokes a happier time of spring, with cherry blossoms bursting and everyone’s team with a...

Summer is the time for live theater, outdoors or in

 Central Illinois is the place to be for family-friendly summer shows. New Salem’s Theatre in the ParkThe Dixie Swim Club June 3-5, 9-11. A comedy about a reunion of five lifelong female friend...

Plan now for some dancing in the streets

 To paraphrase Martha and the Vandellas, summer’s almost here and the time is almost right for dancing in the streets. Here’s a handy guide to some of the musical highlights coming to the are...

“Heads I win, tails you lose” is a lousy state motto

Homeopathy figures prominently in the annals of medical quackery. It is based on the idea, or rather the hope, that “like cures like,” meaning that a disease can be cured by whatever produces simi...

Jury awards six figures to inmate

A former inmate of Taylorville Correctional Center last week won a $300,000 verdict against a prison doctor with a history of lawsuits alleging poor care that resulted in at least one previous six-fig...

Governor appoints coroner board

Gov. Bruce Rauner last week appointed the first state Coroner’s Training Board that will be in charge of training coroners and others involved in death investigations.Rep. Dan Brady, R-Bloomington,...

Naperville man seeks relief from murder conviction

 A Naperville man is asking a judge to overturn his murder conviction on the grounds that the prosecution’s case was built on junk science.William Amor spent the last 21 years behind bars for t...
We saw some examples last week of why school funding reform is so difficult to accomplish in Illinois.House Republican Leader Jim Durkin appeared with Gov. Bruce Rauner at Lyons Township High School,...
 ILLINOIS CLEAN JOBSThanks to Pat Yeagle for covering the Illinois NAACP’s “Just Energy Policy” roundtable at the Springfield Boys and Girls Club on May 5. The NAACP invited many organizati...
It’s beginning to look like Gov. Bruce Rauner and Speaker Mike Madigan will be spending another summer cooped up in the Statehouse, but the rest of us plan our time better. With the 72-page Illinois...
 On April 29, 1944, my mother was admitted to Memorial Hospital in Springfield where I was born. I was the first in my line to be born in a medical facility. There is a house up on Salt Creek in...
 When he was 15 years old, this North Carolina native bought a harmonica after asking his mom to take him to a music store, and, as they say, the rest is history. Several years ago Brandon Santin...
 You hear a lot (or at least I do) about the burgeoning and flourishing Springfield music scene. People talk about how musicians play well together with excellent, diverse and progressing musicia...
 School is almost out for summer! Celebrate by unplugging your electronic devices and playing outside with the Springfield Park District, genHkids, Springfield YMCA and Hy-Vee. While the day’s...
 Treat yourself to a bit of fun this Thursday evening, complete with wine, snacks and laughs as Hill Prairie Winery hosts comedian Jay Harris for one very funny show. Jay’s accolades include be...
 My boyfriend “loves women.” When we’re out, he’ll check out and comment on every hot girl. I get that he’s just “appreciating their beauty,” but it makes me feel really bad – ang...

Jury awards six figures to inmate

A former inmate of Taylorville Correctional Center last week won a $300,000 verdict against a prison doctor with a history of lawsuits alleging poor care that resulted in at least one previous six-fig...

Governor appoints coroner board

Gov. Bruce Rauner last week appointed the first state Coroner’s Training Board that will be in charge of training coroners and others involved in death investigations.Rep. Dan Brady, R-Bloomington,...

Feds apparently probing campaign accounts

Campaign workers for Illinois auditor general Frank Mautino while he was a state legislator have received federal grand jury subpoenas, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.The so...

Naperville man seeks relief from murder conviction

 A Naperville man is asking a judge to overturn his murder conviction on the grounds that the prosecution’s case was built on junk science.William Amor spent the last 21 years behind bars for t...
 There’s no question that Jodie Foster’s Money Monster is a manipulative exercise, one meant to incite viewers’ ire where the current disparity between the haves and have-nots is concerned....

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