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Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
There’s nothing quite like a soaring vocal harmony that awakens tired ears and excites the soul. That’s the feeling you’ll get when the Sound Celebration Chorus sings. They’re a Springfield-ba...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am

Would Elizabeth Graham be allowed to teach today?

 Reading Phil Bradley’s fine remembrance of Elizabeth Graham the other day (see “Before the university we had Elizabeth Graham,” April 9, 2015) I was moved to reflect again on teachers and...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
 Big Sandy is no stranger to Springfield, and you can bet in his 25-plus years of travels with the Fly-Rite Boys this guy made some stops across the country. A frequent guest of Sangamon Valley R...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
For the Funeral Reenactment weekend, there is a lecture about 1860s underwear (3:10 p.m. Saturday at Benedictine) and another on how Springfielders did their laundry 150 years ago (3:40 p.m. Saturday ...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
I’ve always been a feelings stuffer, but I’ve been reading about vulnerability creating intimacy, blah, blah, blah, so I’m trying to be an open book. Though my boyfriend appreciates this, he kee...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againPolice responding to a drug complaint in Richmond, Va., spotted two men who began running away. One of the fleeing men, later identified as Darnell Elliotte, 20, fired several shot...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am

Courts try new approach to mental illness

 There is a court reporter in the courtroom of Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Madonia on this Friday afternoon. That’s a bad sign.If everyone here in Sangamon County’s fledgling men...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am
 As we wind down the last weekend in April 2015, Springfield offers a fine and wide assortment of entertainment options in the music department. Let us delve into a few items of interest.Engraine...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am
 WATCHING THE WATCHERSI am even more concerned about license-plate readers in the community than Khadine Bennett of the ACLU (“Watching the watchers,” Alan Kozeluh, April 9). Crime-fighting t...

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