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Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 12:19 am
It’s about time America has a president who will stand up to those greed-headed corporate executives who keep hauling our middle-class jobs out of country. Bring those jobs back home, Donald Trump b...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 12:18 am
If I had to choose a word to describe the Democrats’ nominating speeches for House Speaker Michael Madigan’s reelection last week, it would be either “defensive” or perhaps “joyless.”The s...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 12:17 am
 AMERICANS UNITEDWhat caused the election for president in 2016 to go to a complete outsider? There was no question that with the many candidates running for president of the United States in the...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 12:16 am
The inauguration of a new flamboyant, iconoclastic but unpredictable president this week has prompted from progressives a most American reaction – to protest and organize. Many from Springfield will...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 12:15 am
Recently Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a provocative and sobering speech touching on the viability of future Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, and again brought into question the nature of th...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 12:14 am
 The 2016 election has shaken longstanding assumptions about American politics, leaving many people with more questions than answers. On Inauguration Day, the Springfield Art Association and Univ...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 12:13 am
 The Springfield Race Unity Committee presents eight local small conversation groups (including Springfield police officers) reporting on past, present and future efforts to promote unity, interr...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 12:12 am
Two of my girlfriends just got divorced. Both recently admitted to me that they knew they shouldn’t have gotten married at the time but did anyway. Just this weekend, another friend – married for...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 12:11 am

Faded gem needs direction

Downtown Springfield lacks many things.A hardware store. A movie theater. A college. A dry cleaning shop. Modern parking meters.What it does have are things that no city wants in its urban heart. Vaca...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 12:10 am

Music director candidate to conduct “New World Symphony” on Saturday

 With Saturday’s concert, “American Voices,” the Illinois Symphony Orchestra will complete phase one of this season’s vetting of candidates for the position of new music director for the...

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