Townships face scrutiny

Tax collectors in the Bible occupy the same social strata as sinners and prostitutes. The Beatles portrayed the taxman as a taunting, greedy parasite.And then there’s Janine Stroble.For 32 years, St...
 “It’s like starting anew out in the big world,” said veteran Springfield singer-songwriter Tom Irwin about his experiences recording and releasing his most recent album, All That Love. Whi...

Is the Asian enrollment boom at the U of I about to bust?

 A college campus is a sleepy place in the summer, which makes summer a good time to go sightseeing. I’ve always enjoyed visiting the main campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana for tha...
 Late last Thursday night I was chasing a story about the rumored retirement of state Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, Illinois’ first female House Majority Leader, when I got a text message from a h...

Step away from the box

 School is back in session and pumpkin spice has started to infiltrate our subconscious, but our local farmers are still out in the fields weeding, watering, harvesting and even planting new crop...
 Our Moscow-born, central Illinois-college educated and Los Angeles-residing singer-songwriter friend has a new album out. And with Nick Baker along to join in making music, Marina V is heading c...
 With all the hurricanes in the news lately, we humbly send our love and care to those affected by the sea storms, but today we talk a bit about a hurricane known to central Illinois folks as Rut...
LOST FAITH IN MACARTHURI lost faith in making MacArthur Boulevard better (“Mixed bag on MacArthur,” Bruce Rushton, Sept. 14) when Roberts Auto was “not allowed” to build there and a Dollar Gen...
 Many of us of a certain age are this week reliving a painful chapter of our past with nightly installments of Ken Burns’ documentary The Vietnam War on public TV. For me it’s not just revisi...
 Take a trip through the 1940s, 50s and 60s on Sunday, Sept. 24, during Leaders of the Pack, a 90-minute celebration of the major female musical artists from the 1940s, 50s and 60s. The retrospec...
My boyfriend who dumped me says he wants to be friends (talk to me, see me sometimes), but I’m not ready for that because I’m still in love with him. A female co-worker said that if he can be frie...

Townships face scrutiny

Tax collectors in the Bible occupy the same social strata as sinners and prostitutes. The Beatles portrayed the taxman as a taunting, greedy parasite.And then there’s Janine Stroble.For 32 years, St...
 “It’s like starting anew out in the big world,” said veteran Springfield singer-songwriter Tom Irwin about his experiences recording and releasing his most recent album, All That Love. Whi...

Advisory council to watchdog livestock welfare

 On Aug. 25, the Humane Society of the United States announced the formation of the Illinois Agriculture Advisory Council, with the aim of promoting farmers and ranchers who produce animal produc...
It was a tough summer for campers who remain at the State Journal-Register. Down to a half-dozen news reporters (Springfield city hall reporter Mary Hansen, who’s taken a job at NPR Illinois, is the...
The University of Illinois Springfield will host two screenings of the “Hidden Histories” film series, including the short film A Song for Manzanar, produced and directed by Springfield native Kaz...

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