Legacy Audio makes noise outside Springfield

 They come from everywhere to these metal warehouse-like buildings with a gravel parking lot, hidden behind a plain-looking fourplex on Sangamon Avenue.Bill Dudleston, owner and founder of Spring...

Attacking child advocacy issues one class at a time

 In Illinois, advocates for child safety and welfare have been working to find innovative approaches to lower the rate of child abuse. The University of Illinois Springfield has found one.The fir...

Manager of a favorite Obama eatery indicted

 James Oh, a restaurateur who once ran one of Barack Obama’s favorite eateries, has been indicted on five counts of filing false state sales and use tax returns, two counts of failure to file a...

President will speak to supporters after addressing Illinois General Assembly

President Barack Obama’s visit to Springfield tomorrow will include a private event at the Hoogland Center for the Arts....
 In "Back on the roads again," I noted that Mr Rauner's proposed budget  would cut funding for public transit in the Chicago area (in spite of increased demand). I asked, is it wise...
U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R.-Paranoia) is a sponsor of  the SAFE Act, recently passed in the House by representatives fretting that members of ISIS might gain entry into the U.S. disguise...
 As we thaw through a snowy and cold week of February, live music keeps coming on hot and heavy to warm your bones and melt your mind. Always we see all kinds of music everywhere in town, but thi...

Public science in an age of privatized government

 Bruce Rauner the other day took action that, he explained in a press release, would “develop a sustainable fiscal model for the continued operation of the Illinois State Museum.” I’m a lit...
Last week a reporter said to Gov. Bruce Rauner that Secretary of State Jesse White had suggested that Rauner bring in former governors, including George Ryan, to help break the long governmental impas...
 SLOW DOWN Y DEMOMayor Langfelder should reconsider his quickly decided plans to demolish the old YWCA building downtown, and he should allow access to the building to all contractors interested...
Watching Bernie Sanders’ victory speech in New Hampshire, when he went on and on obsessively about income inequality, the need for single payer health care and anger against Wall Street – importan...
In the recent Republican caucus in Iowa, Ted Cruz won a close race over Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Dr. Ben Carson and other candidates. These results were not predicted. It seems that the Cruz campaig...
 Three Little Birds is a modern-day fairytale for children ages four and up about the zany adventures of shy, 11-year-old Ziggy. The production is based on a children’s story of the same name p...
 The public is invited to commemorate the birth of Abraham Lincoln by attending the Eighth Annual Lincoln Lecture on Friday, Feb. 12, at 9 a.m. in the Trutter Center at Lincoln Land Community Col...
 Try something different for your next date night or group outing, such as an evening with professional stage hypnotist Jeff Harpring. Jeff’s unforgettable stage show is based on hilarity and i...
 My girlfriend got laid off four months ago, along with many of her co-workers. She is not making a serious attempt to find a job and is just living off unemployment benefits. She stays up until...

Legacy Audio makes noise outside Springfield

 They come from everywhere to these metal warehouse-like buildings with a gravel parking lot, hidden behind a plain-looking fourplex on Sangamon Avenue.Bill Dudleston, owner and founder of Spring...

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