“This ain’t about the Constitution. This is about those who got more, wantin’ to hang on to what they got, at the expense of those who got nothing.’ And feel good about it.” – Presid...

But money isn’t everything

The Springfield City Council on Tuesday approved $250,000 for an economic development corporation, half the amount that Sangamon County, which is promoting the new group, has pushed for.“Two hundred...
 A longtime local banking executive has been charged with stealing more than $100,000. Nancy S. Richards, who was vice president of commercial lending at First Bankers Trust Co. for more than six...
 Somewhere over Colorado, a flight attendant drew the line.“Sir,” she told me, not unpleasantly. “Your dog must be in your lap or on the floor.”Snoring atop a computer satchel placed on t...
A fresh “Reclaim the South” movement of young African-American populists is emerging, kindling long-suppressed hope in the racially scarred Deep South and offering the possibility of real economic...
 HUNTER LAKE COSTSYou need to know that CWLP’s resident and non-resident wholesale water customers are faced with more than $300 million in potential rate hikes, over and above current charges...
Last year’s state budget caused some real consternation among local government leaders because the General Assembly cut their funding.The budget slashed their share of the state income tax by 10 per...
 Hosted annually by the Springfield Area Home Builders Association, the 2018 Home Expo showcases the latest trends and designs in the home building and remodeling industry. The multi-day expositi...
 Well, that didn’t take long to wind through the shortest month. Certain parts seemed interminable, but now we look forward (for sure) and back (as needed).For early evening, most excellent Fri...
 You fans of funk are in for a treat, as Mike Zabrin, a young, modern master of the bass guitar, brings his entourage known as Funktastic to town. Zabrin, still in his mid-twenties, has toured th...
 Casseroles mean comfort. Referring to both the type of recipe and the vessel it is cooked in, casseroles can do double duty as a side dish or main course when paired with a simple green salad. M...
 Celebrate the wines of winter on Friday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m., in the Crowne Plaza Springfield, during the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association’s annual Winter Wine Festival. The fest...
What do dreams mean? I was dumped 10 months ago. I couldn’t stop thinking about him. Now I barely do, but last night I dreamed I broke in to his apartment, found him in bed with this gorgeous girl,...
 “This ain’t about the Constitution. This is about those who got more, wantin’ to hang on to what they got, at the expense of those who got nothing.’ And feel good about it.” – Presid...
 A longtime local banking executive has been charged with stealing more than $100,000. Nancy S. Richards, who was vice president of commercial lending at First Bankers Trust Co. for more than six...
Visiting Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, will deliver invocations from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Illinois Senate and House on Feb. 27 and 28. He...
 Well, that didn’t take long to wind through the shortest month. Certain parts seemed interminable, but now we look forward (for sure) and back (as needed).For early evening, most excellent Fri...
 You fans of funk are in for a treat, as Mike Zabrin, a young, modern master of the bass guitar, brings his entourage known as Funktastic to town. Zabrin, still in his mid-twenties, has toured th...
 Hoogland Productions is proud to present the final three performances of A Little Night Music, directed by Joe-Michael Jackson. A Little Night Music is the four-time Tony Award-winning musical w...

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