Each year the cover of Capital City Visitor, published by Illinois Times, features a portrait of Abraham Lincoln by a central Illinois artist.  In 2017, for the second year in a row, we dec...

Bill would legalize marijuana to close budget gap

 In a desperate push to fix the state’s budget woes, some legislators want to legalize marijuana as one way out of the fiscal mess.Joint bills introduced in the House and Senate in January prop...

ALPLM taps panel to assess Lincoln papers project

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Faced with budget and staff reductions at the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is asking an ad hoc group of outside experts for recommendations.On...

Guessing what a 19th-century president would do today

Lincoln on Leadership for Today: Abraham Lincoln’s Approach to 21st Century Issues. By Donald T. Phillips, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.In his first nationally televised one-on-one interview, Donald Tr...
 For generations, fans of the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals have drawn battle lines throughout central and southern Illinois. Thanks to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum...

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...
Each big screen adaptation of a television show gives credence to the notion that Hollywood is out of ideas.  And while some do wind up being worthwhile (the post-modern 21 Jump Street, the Osc...

The new Illinois license plate design stinks

 At first I assumed that Jesse White was trying to goose sales of specialty plates to top off his budget. Why else would an Illinois Secretary of State oblige the drivers of his state to adorn th...
A decade ago, some barons of the media establishment designated themselves America’s official arbiters of political truth. One of their tools is PolitiFact, a project of the Tampa Bay Times and seve...
If you’ve got a hankering for some electric blues, rock or psychedelic, guitar-based music, look no further than Andy Logan and the O.C. 75s. Mr. Logan, along with John Hussey, his comrade in the 80...
 Diet fads and gimmicks generally don’t interest me. I’m immediately suspicious of any diet that suggests removal of an entire food group, and I tend to steer clear of low-fat or reduced-calo...
 This has always been a favorite time of the year for me, partly because of the promise of April (say what you want, T. S. Eliot) and somewhat due to the fun of April Fools’ Day. So in celebrat...
I’ve been going to Statehouse committee hearings longer than I care to remember – something like 27 years. Last week, however, was the first time I can ever recall having to fight back tears durin...
 RIDGELY VILLAGE HALLHistory is the essence of our city. So, what sense does it make to wipe out a facet of Springfield’s rich history by destroying another of our historic buildings and adding...
 The Illinois State Museum hosts Super Saturday events from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. Every Super Saturday event features themed activities for children ages 5 and up...
 If your child has lost a loved one, consider sending them to the partial-day Kids Good Grief Camp on Sunday, April 2, sponsored by Staab Funeral Homes. The supportive and fun camp is geared towa...
 Nobody expects a free meal from a restaurant. So what’s with wedding guests who think it’s acceptable to give no gift or just $100 from two people? My understanding is that you are supposed...
 Each year the cover of Capital City Visitor, published by Illinois Times, features a portrait of Abraham Lincoln by a central Illinois artist.  In 2017, for the second year in a row, we dec...
 The Pharmacy Gallery and Art Space’s most recent group exhibit,, which had a two-evening opening this past Friday and Saturday, is entitled “Bio-Region.” According to promotional material,...

Guessing what a 19th-century president would do today

Lincoln on Leadership for Today: Abraham Lincoln’s Approach to 21st Century Issues. By Donald T. Phillips, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.In his first nationally televised one-on-one interview, Donald Tr...
 For generations, fans of the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals have drawn battle lines throughout central and southern Illinois. Thanks to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum...

Bill would legalize marijuana to close budget gap

 In a desperate push to fix the state’s budget woes, some legislators want to legalize marijuana as one way out of the fiscal mess.Joint bills introduced in the House and Senate in January prop...

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