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Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 am
 Springfield is quickly becoming a hot spot for cool races. Whether you’re looking for a hardcore challenge or just something to keep you from languishing on the couch all summer, there’s lik...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 am

Go see some theater.

 Here’s what’s playing this summer at theaters within a stone’s throw of Springfield. If you like musicals, you’re in luck!New Salem’s Theatre in the ParkTwo Gentlemen of Verona May 29-...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 am

Beers for the season

 Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summerThose days of soda and pretzels and beer. –N. King ColeSummer without beer? That would be like ice cream without a cone, a king without a tu...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 am
 June• 4 – Sherman Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing, The Rail Golf Club, 1 p.m. Shotgun Start, Mary Johnson, (217) 525-0365.• 5 – Rochester High School Football Team Golf Outing, Linc...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 am
 Warmer weather sends scores of golfers to their favorite courses every day. Golf is a challenging pastime, but a few pointers can help golfers hone their short games, long games and everything i...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 am

Plan now to take in summer sounds

 That sibilant sizzling in the air is the sound of a spectacularly sultry summer concert season. In town and throughout the region, it’s clear that if you don’t manage to see any great gigs t...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 am
 Up from East Nashville, Tenn., here come Kim and Scott Collins, a “husband-wife, Americana/garage, rock/indie, folk duo” out in support of a new record. Married now for 15-some years, they f...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 am
 I’m not even going to bring up the fact that we’re already at Memorial Day weekend for 2015. But let’s talk about all the music happening this weekend and beyond, enjoying that we are here...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 am
 BLUFF UGLYThis is a comment in response to the April 16 article (“Paying for downtown” by Bruce Rushton) about the development proposed for Fourth and Madison streets by Bluffstone...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 am

Nuclear subsidies and ‘green jobs’ bills compete

 There’s a war raging over Illinois’ energy future, pitting nuclear power against renewable resources. The winner will determine how Illinois generates electricity for decades to come.Coal po...

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