District 186 pushes for academic excellence

 Anyone who doubts the intellectual powers of public high school students need only watch Ruby Latif teach advanced placement literature to seniors at Southeast High School.The year’s reading l...

Historic sites would merge with DNR

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, now under the umbrella of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, would become a standalone agency while the remainder of IHPA would merge wi...

Trump's place in presidential history

The end game, now, seems clear. After a bit more polling and watching CNN and letting the man in the White House just keep going, Republicans in Congress likely will take the easy way out and a...
Frustrated that you are reliant on lyin' reporters to fact-check assertions by our lyin' politicians? Ever wonder how the pros decide whether a claim is mis-stated, misleading or downright false?Gua...
 Look, spring training just got underway this week, and I just don't have the time to make fun of Bruce Rauner's budget address, so I will leave you in the capable hands of brother Eric Zorn, o...

Jari the gibbon raises old questions about zoos

Who would be a gibbon? Or, more to my present point, who would be a gibbon in a zoo? We learned this week about poor Jari, a 3-year-old gibbon at the Henson Robinson Zoo. She came into this world in a...

Art openings last week highlight variety of talent

 On Jan. 14 the downtown YMCA hosted an event called the “Cookies & Canvas Monster Mash Up,” during which kids between the ages of six and 12 were encouraged to draw depictions of monster...
 We are set for what looks like a fine week for unseasonably warm weather and incredibly good music. These next two weekends closing out February are brimming with music makers making music for y...
 Originally from the Taylorville area, Ty took off for Nashville about 10 years ago with dreams of becoming a songwriter in Music City, U.S.A. By that time, he’d been a writer and performer sin...
 JUST ANOTHER TAXTo Dick McLane (“Letters,” Feb. 2, Illinois Times): I believe this (the Beverage Tax Act) is just another tax. Where the dollars go is unknown but the goal is to make it fair...
In Chicago and around the country, local governments are learning, slowly but surely, that information belongs to the people, not just to police and prosecutors, and that transparency builds trust. Th...
As a country, we make a habit of looking forward, not backward. But I’m going to ask you to turn your attention back a few weeks, to Barack Obama’s Jan. 10 farewell address to the American people....
 On Friday, Feb. 17, enjoy a musical adventure based off the popular book series by the late children’s author Barbara Parks. The Junie B. Jones book series was created for beginning readers an...
 Don’t miss the 2017 Springfield Area Home Builders Association Home Exposition, which features more than 120 vendors showcasing the latest trends in home building and remodeling. The annual sh...
 If you’ve ever expressed curiosity and a desire to take to the stage, attend The Muni’s Audition Workshops on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. This event will be split...
I really appreciated your recent column about people who go through with getting married when they know deep down that they’re making a mistake. I’m reminded of the common societal admonishment ag...

District 186 pushes for academic excellence

 Anyone who doubts the intellectual powers of public high school students need only watch Ruby Latif teach advanced placement literature to seniors at Southeast High School.The year’s reading l...

Art openings last week highlight variety of talent

 On Jan. 14 the downtown YMCA hosted an event called the “Cookies & Canvas Monster Mash Up,” during which kids between the ages of six and 12 were encouraged to draw depictions of monster...

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