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Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 12:01 am
 While attending one of Urbana’s Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery’s Farm To Table Dinners, I asked owner Leslie Cooperband if I could “stage” (work as an unpaid apprentice) for one of the...
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 12:15 am
 A favorite fall haunting event is back and spookier than ever. Don’t miss Riverside Stables’ Extreme Haunted Hayrides and Zombie Paintball Rides every Friday and Saturday night through Oct....
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 10:27 pm
I sometimes wonder why actors and actresses chose to appear in the movies they do.  I’m sure some choices are made because of the size of the paycheck they’re getting, others are done in t...
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 09:52 am
A couple of years ago, an article appeared that claimed that there were no more movies stars.  The contention was that putting any actor or actress’ name above the title didn’t sell tickets a...
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 04:02 pm

City takes action on liquor license

Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder has reduced hours at the Wet Bar, a downtown watering hole that’s known as much for fights and disturbances as drinking. Effective immediately, the bar at 221...
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 02:31 pm
 In "Gathering nuts," I tried to pay tribute to that a string of Springfield men who played a surprising large role in the acceptance of oral history as a means of research into the past, ...
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:22 am

Will CWLP not have to clean up its act?

 For years the Sierra Club has played the conscience of City Water, Light and Power in the absence of mayors and aldermen capable of the role. Most people can agree that having a conscience is a...
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:21 am
News flash: Republican congressional leaders have come up with yet another grand scheme to fix America’s health care system. So, look out – because when they say “fix,” they mean it in the sam...

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