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Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am
 I have met Barack Obama twice. And I must say, I expected greater things.I have shaken hands with every president from Harry Truman to Obama. Some were memorable, some inspiring, some just guys ...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am
 suicide poem #6  royce by pulling that trigger you’ve spared yourself my grandkids’ growing up their school and sports successes their loves and losses and given them instead a burden t...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am
 For 25 years, Springfield Art Association has hosted its popular Edwards Place Fine Art Fair in the fall. In its 26th year, the weekend soirée features more than 80 artists and their work, Sept...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am
 Here’s something a little different from the normal musical selections around town. Kilimanjaro Rumble, master drummers from Central African Republic, Liberia, Congo, Togo and Nigeria, will be...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am
 Step into the past at the Clayville Fall Festival, Sept. 20-21. Families will have an entertaining and educational time at this old pioneer village that was once a stage coach stop for central I...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am
 In the U.S. alone, the cosmetics industry pulls in some $70 billion a year in sales of what’s commonly called “makeup.” But lipstick, blush, mascara, etc. are not the only kind of makeup t...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am
 The Illinois House Democrats launched their direct mail and TV program weeks earlier than the House Republicans in an attempt to knock the GOP candidates down before they even had a chance to st...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am
 “Geez, I’m so sorry, but I can’t do it this year,” I told Jeff Ball. “I haven’t been able to visit my grandson in Brooklyn for ages. And I haven’t seen my son, Robb, since he moved...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am
Decatur native A. D. Carson has been making headlines for his activism in South Carolina, bringing attention to the racist legacy of Clemson University, where he is working on his Ph.D. in E...

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