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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...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:02 am
Known for decades as one of the premier rock guitarists of a generation, Pat Travers has done it all and just keeps doing it. Best known to the masses as the hit maker of “Boom Boom (Out Go The Ligh...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:02 am

Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony offers Starter Strings

 Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony (SVYS) is gearing up for an exceptional orchestra season and is looking for new additions to the ensemble.Established in 1976, Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony has p...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:01 am
we visited the ben and jerry factorynear our vermont cottage a popularstop for tourists and locals alike a   little kid tipped his cone the pink ball of ice cream flew out I caughtit in myun...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:01 am

There’s nothing like fresh olives and EVOO

 It seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in our family. My daughter has loved olives since she was a baby. The only time I ever had to simply abandon my shopping cart and remove my wa...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:01 am

Are kids without siblings doomed?

 I am an only child. There are certain stereotypes that people associate with us. At a previous job, for example, my boss noted the surgical efficiency with which I removed the crusts from my san...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 01:31 pm

Fair concert features politicians, nostalgia

 Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder hoisted the two-fingered rock-and-roll salute, the crowd booed at the mention of Gov. Bruce Rauner. And there were also plenty of pyrotechnics and never-gets-old...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:17 am

Fearful Illinoisans confront the Other

 Back in June, news got about that there was waiting on the governor’s desk a bill to set up a Muslim Advisory Council. Kumbaya gestures of this sort have long been popular among politicians pa...

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