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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:07 am

Little old band from Texas closes fair

For ZZ Top, Oct. 23, 2013, was, in part, the measuring stick for last Sunday’s grandstand show to close the state fair.It was barely three years ago that the three-same-guys-three-same-chords (just...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:07 am

How to get everyone to sit down for dinner

 Jennifer Tirey has a goal each time she fixes dinner for her family – make a colorful plate. “I’m lucky, my daughter, age 10, loves snap peas and sweet peppers, and my son, age 11, loves a...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:06 am
Illinois has a serious lack of transitional housing for people reintegrating into society after prison, but where to put such housing raises its own concerns. An adult transitional house in Springfiel...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:06 am
 We treat a lot of children in our practice. Parents want their children to be as fit as possible, and this includes optimizing their foot and ankle health. Many parents are concerned that their...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:05 am
Our limits change as we age, and when it comes to driving, minding those limits can mean the difference between life and death. The AARP Driver Safety Class is aimed at drivers over age 50, and it’s...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:05 am

A down Wednesday, and moving forward

 Wednesday, July 6, was a down day for me. I have those in the summer when I’m not connected to social media and the news of the world. In fact, I have spent much of the summer healing from a d...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:04 am

A spiritual approach to parenting

 One could say Dr. Shefali Tsabary is onto something. The New York clinical psychologist got the attention and respect of Oprah Winfrey with her first book, 2010’s The Conscious Parent, which W...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:03 am
 Here we go to that special place in time between the state fair whirlwind and Labor Day weekend, on the cusp where summer meets the fall. The Old Capitol Blues and BBQ festival, voted the best f...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:03 am

District 186 physicals offered at multiple dates, locations in Springfield

 Stylish new gym shoes, notebooks with the most popular superhero or princess and the oh-so-important back-to-school outfit top the to-do list for most kids heading back to school. But for parent...


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