Home All Articles
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am

Decatur’s Norfolk and Western railyard explosion of 1974 and how it changed an industry

 The early morning hours of July 19, 1974, were like any other in the Norfolk and Western railroad yard in Decatur. The forecast was typical for July – hot, sunny, and with a gentle breeze blow...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am

Mental health an issue

 A Springfield man is being evaluated for mental issues after he went to the home of Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Leslie Graves and otherwise made unwanted contact with the judge.Graves ha...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am

Board meets while ALPLM twists

 It was difficult to discern during a meeting of the Illinois Historic Preservation board last week that Eileen Mackevich, executive director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museu...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
 In watching Jake Kasdan’s dismal Sex Tape, I was under the impression that many of its key players were having a series of days like this during its making – uninspired, flat, dull and not a...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
 We Americans are trapped in a political dilemma. We all like representative democracy, but we don’t much like the way it’s performing.The reason for this dissatisfaction is clear. Polls in r...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
 specificity poem #1 grandchild cressie not yet 3 busy with pencil and paper – her mom heard her say “grass”– thought this worth a look since pictures so far were circles and scribbles no...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
 Springfield Art Association rolls out its colorful festival Paint the Street in downtown Springfield Saturday, July 26. Anyone can purchase a six-foot by six-foot square to fill with their imagi...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
 University of Illinois Extension will host Roots to Rooftop Tour: Community Gardens, Urban Agriculture and a Rooftop Garden on Sunday, July 27. Extension educator Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant sa...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
 There’s a new gallery in town! 1227 is located at 1227 S. Pasfield Ave., behind The Pharmacy. Five local photographers Lou Fremgen, Tom Handy, James Hawker, Greg Laun and John Record, a group...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am

Black Flag plays Homespun

 After nearly 40 years, Black Flag is still a whole lot of fun.With just one original member, the legendary hardcore punk band from California is, in at least one respect, a shadow of its former...

Calendar

  • Thu
    21
  • Fri
    22
  • Sat
    23
  • Sun
    24
  • Mon
    25
  • Tue
    26
  • Wed
    27