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Friday, June 20, 2014 04:35 pm

Cahnman under ARDC investigation

 Springfield Ward 5 Ald. Sam Cahnman is again in the crosshairs of a state commission charged with investigating misconduct by attorneys.The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commis...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am

Who should control Lincoln’s museum?

 Steven Beckett pleads naive.When he drew up a bill to divorce the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, the University of Illinois law p...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am
 Man oh man, the festivals are overflowing, the fair is happening and the warm season is here in all its music glory. Here we go with fun times in the summertime.Such sweet dreams roll around in...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am
 WRIGHT ON TILL THE ENDI wish we never knew the name Emmett Till. But it will be forever emblazoned in our nation’s history because as a 14-year-old young man, Till was pulled out of his bed in...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am

Residents say closure would leave them with no place to go

Franklin Fite is a collector. The small, one-room apartment he shares with his wife at the Bel-Aire Motel in Springfield is decorated with Pez dispensers, stamps, coins and assorted trinkets. A significant part of the apartment is also devoted to canned goods. Fite says he hoards food because he was once homeless and had to go without. Naturally, he says he never wants to be homeless again. B...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am

Lawmakers to reconsider criminal sentencing

People convicted of low-level crimes in Illinois could soon see less time behind bars, but that doesn’t mean Illinois is going soft on crime.State lawmakers during the spring legislative session app...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am

More of the same and that’s just fine

 Mismatched partners, police officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) have been handed a ridiculous assignment – they’re to enroll as college students in order to track down t...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am
For two years the Springfield city council worked hand in hand with Mayor Mike Houston and budget director William McCarty to consolidate four city maintenance garages – police, fire, public works a...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am
the woman ahead of me in thecheckout line paid for her groceriesin quarters the cashier made manylittle stacks and checked them againand again to be sure there were fourin each the woman was more defi...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am

Sound of Music opens the Muni’s summer season

 I guess I just assumed I wouldn’t like the Sound of Music. Until last Friday, I’d never actually seen the play, but I was certain I had enough information to make what seemed like an easy de...

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