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Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againWhen Damontay Wright, 19, drove himself unaccompanied to a road test facility in Jonesboro, Ark., for his driver’s license, a police officer approached to ticket him for driving ...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am
 The Springfield Area Arts Council’s annual First Night celebration is a year-end smorgasbord of art, music, dance, fireworks, friends and fun. It is also a fundraiser to benefit the various pr...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am
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 The ‘tween time from Christmas to New Year’s can often be an exciting part of the local music scene. With the weekend falling directly after the big day on Thursday, we receive another holid...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am
 THE NAME GAMEJames Krohe certainly hit the mark with his column on naming state buildings (“Official Graffiti,” Dec. 18). Illinois has a proud tradition of honoring people we’d just a...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am
 We are one glum country.Trust in the federal government is at historic lows, according to Gallup. More than half of the respondents to an October Rasmussen poll think our best days are behind us...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am
 PARADOXBy Vera Wardner DouganHolidays are portrayed as times of rejoicing but as we all come to knowthey are often fraught with grief. It seems appropriate to share this poemat this season. It w...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am
 Get the kids out of the house and keep their brains sharp this winter break with the Illinois State Museum’s Winter Holiday Search. The free activity is available for pickup at the museum’s...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am
 Children ages 5-12 are invited to enjoy a New Year’s Eve celebration that won’t keep them up past their bedtime but still involves a countdown until 12. Noon Year’s Eve is an annual New Ye...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am
 Put on your game face, round up the troops and prepare for some friendly, familial competition with a new-old-fashioned game night. The Rochester Public Library is the place to be on Friday, Dec...

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