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Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 10:45 am

Admissions suspended at school for children with disabilities

The CEO of The Hope Institute for Children and Families has been placed on administrative leave. The move comes as the school implements changes to rebound from an abuse incident....
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am

‘Cheap’ comes at a very hefty price

 In his classic 1936 comedy, Modern Times, silent filmmaker Charlie Chaplin depicts the trials and tribulations of a harried factory worker trying to cope with the sprockets, cogs, conveyor belts...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am
Welcome to autumn. As the leaves begin to turn, keep your ears open for some good music to go along with the changing of the seasons.When Jacksonville blues musician Robert Sampson plays at Casey’s...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am
 CITATIONS DON’T ADD UPI take a more aggressively skeptical view than does Samuel Johnson of Springfield of Deputy Police Chief Dennis Arnold’s contention that having more officers patrolling...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am

Survey seeks community input on health concerns

Springfield’s doctors want to know what’s making you sick.An upcoming survey will give residents a chance to sound off about health issues in the capital city and surrounding area, and those comme...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am

Survey shows dissatisfaction

Catholics who attend Mass as well as their lapsed brethren agree on some things, according to the results of a recently released survey of more than 1,400 current and former parishioners.There is sent...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am

One man’s path out of homelessness

 It only took about a month for William Guyer of Springfield to go from employed to living on the street, but it took him almost a year to get back.Guyer’s story is one of injustice, heartbreak...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am
 In the last decade, Liam Neeson has seemingly taken every script that’s come his way. He’s been forthcoming in his reasoning as, since the tragic death of his wife Natasha Richardson, he’s...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am

Raise the federal minimum wage

 I’m a CEO with a GED, and I have walked in the shoes of a minimum wage worker. I know from experience that it’s a tougher road today.The minimum wage buys fewer necessities now than it did w...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am
today’s excitement –very early morningerratic drummingmore a thuddingslow with pausescould it be? I’d heardthem in the woods butnever seen one yet hereone was – a piliatedwoodpecker on thedead...

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