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Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am
 In normal times, a 40-minute, late-April meeting to talk about the budget between a governor and the House Speaker would be so routine that it would likely go unnoticed by pretty much everyone u...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am
Sangamon County state’s attorney John Milhiser says no charges will be filed after an investigation into the North County Teen Court requested by Sherman Police Chief Craig Bangert in January. The i...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am
The Lincoln Magnet School (LMS) and local artist Christy Freeman are teaming up to encourage the public to paint for a good cause. Coffee: The New Paint, will be held Sunday, May 7, from 2 p.m. to 4:3...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am

A new book recounts building the U of I main campus

 I expect that the main campus in Urbana and Champaign of the University of Illinois is the Downstate town that many Springfieldians know best after their own – in some parts the prettiest and...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am
 Sometimes the best descriptions come from the artists themselves, and in this case we get: “Alec James is a musician and songwriter in the central Illinois area. He plays guitar, harmonica and...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am

Putting food scraps to good use

 Approximately 40 percent of the food produced in the United States, approximately 133 billion pounds, will end up in the trash. That’s roughly equivalent to buying five bags of groceries, then...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am
 A year ago, Mayor Jim Langfelder in his state of the city address talked about streamlining the city’s approach to requests for public records. Now, the city is saying that drafts of an enviro...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am
I got in an argument with my boyfriend about the reason not to have sex outside our relationship. He said he wouldn’t do it because he wouldn’t want to hurt me. I said he shouldn’t want to be wi...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 04:57 pm
 Donald Trump's bluster about penalizing "sanctuary cities" such as Chicago by withholding federal funds that have nowt to do with immigration is based on his assertion that such cities violat...

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