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Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 12:20 am
One of the most unusual Illinois veto sessions I’ve ever seen wrapped up last week.The two-week session was supposed to be about whether infuriated legislative Republicans would abandon Gov. Bruce R...
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 12:17 am
As Republicans in Congress move forward on their tax plan, it’s worth remembering one thing: whatever the legislative particulars, keep your eye on the plan’s impact on the federal debt. Our debt...
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 12:16 am
 Enjoy a long-standing Jacksonville tradition from a new location as Jacksonville’s annual Festival of Trees has relocated from Woodhaven Hospice to Pathway Services Unlimited. The three-day fe...
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 12:15 am
 Kick off your holiday season with a special Thanksgiving and Christmas shopping event at the Lincoln Memorial Garden Nature Center, home to the Split Rail Shop. The annual holiday market feature...
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 12:14 am
 Don’t miss Peculiar Inspirations, a fictitious theatre piece about modern Springfield writer Amy Lombard, who has been commissioned to write a play about Abraham Lincoln. An information-gather...
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 12:12 am

How a Springfield group transformed itself by intermittent fasting

 In the guidebook for Narcotics Anonymous there is a paragraph which begins: “We have a disease; progressive, incurable and fatal.” The paragraph ends with the sentence: “Insanity is repeat...
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 12:11 am

As the city’s overflow shelter opens for the winter, the homeless ask whether more can be done

 Sitting quietly inside an empty McDonald’s, Tracey and Michael Gragg ponder how they’ll find shelter for the night.Married for 18 years, the Graggs have been homeless for the last two. Micha...
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 12:10 am

Krohe’s clever prose makes mid-Illinois history almost fun

 James Krohe Jr., Corn Kings & One-Horse Thieves: A Plain-Spoken History of Mid-Illinois. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2017.This work of solid history, entertainingly told,...
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 12:09 am
 This past weekend saw four separate, unique art events happening in Springfield at four different venues, each with its own flavor and focus, featuring artists working in multiple media, from th...

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