Bergner’s, Sears are shutting down

 With the corporate parent of Bergner’s declaring bankruptcy and Sears struggling, two of the city’s oldest and largest department stores, both in White Oaks Mall, are shutting down.But the d...
 The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) is currently offering walking tours this summer letting guests learn about the improbable courtship and marriage between Abraham Linco...

Safe or silly, sidewalks are getting gates

 Forget, for a moment, the deeper mysteries of life, the sound of one hand clapping and why it’s still legal to traffick in bump stocks. For the moment, at least, I’m more interested in inter...
 From the revolutionaries of the 1770s to today’s grassroots rebels engaged in multiple struggles for democratic rights, every inch of progress has been vehemently opposed by entrenched enemies...
 According to a recent Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll, Democrat J.B. Pritzker leads Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner by nine points, 36-27, with 26 percent choosing an unnamed third-party candidate...
 THANK YOU, TEACHERSFor the past three weeks or so, I have felt a tug on my heart to rise up and recognize our teachers and the critical role that they play in charting the course of young lives....
“Don’t call my business small,” was the common sentiment given voice at the Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards program this week. As 37 businesses were recognized and five of those were c...
 It’s easy to agree that beauty is desirable, though what each person considers to be beautiful can be very different. Kim Jong Un and President Trump have signed an agreement in Singapore decl...
 Welcome to the Springfield music scene, all you friendly Illinois Times readers and supporters! This week is another adventure in the diverse and plentiful supply of live music performances in o...
 Champaign-Urbana native Kayla Brown can count many achievements in her career in music performance and composition. Kayla started on her musical adventure professionally in 1997 and since then h...
 Celebrate Springfield’s achievement of bronze status as a “Bicycle Friendly Community.” This casual-paced, one-hour tour of some of Springfield’s on-road bicycle facilities starts and en...
 On Sunday, June 24, tour four community gardens and the rooftop garden at Maldaner’s Restaurant during the Roots to Rooftop Tour, sponsored by Slow Food Springfield, University of Illinois Ext...
 Tour a family farm near Rochester and enjoy a hands-on lesson on flower arranging during this installment of the “Women Who Farm Field Day” series, brought to you by The Land Connection. Thi...

Bergner’s, Sears are shutting down

 With the corporate parent of Bergner’s declaring bankruptcy and Sears struggling, two of the city’s oldest and largest department stores, both in White Oaks Mall, are shutting down.But the d...

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