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Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:13 am
My girlfriend and I broke up recently, so I’m back in the dating pool. Do you think online dating is a good way to meet people? If so, which are the best dating sites? – Diving InAsking “Which d...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:12 am

Results from the SAA Collective’s sixth annual photography contest

 The sixth annual Images of Illinois photography contest saw numerous changes. The contest showcases the splendor of Illinois through professional, amateur and youth photography. It is spearheade...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:11 am

A sparkling new account of the doomed Donner Party

Of all the stories of the settling of the American West, none is as compelling, heroic and tragic as that of the Donner Party, which stepped into history on April 15, 1846, from Springfield, Illinois....
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:10 am

Rosenwald film tells story of Springfield-born philanthropist

 Julius Rosenwald (1862-1932) helped turn Sears, Roebuck and Co. from a middling mail order firm into a retail megalith. According to Wikipedia, between 1895 and 1907, annual sales of the company...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:09 am

District 186’s push pays off

 Enrollment in advanced placement courses has surged in Springfield high schools.Last year, 745 students in Springfield School District 186’s three high schools enrolled in AP courses that can...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:08 am

Family of deceased inmate collects six figures

 Christian County has settled a lawsuit for more than a half-million dollars in a case filed by the family of a man who committed suicide in the county jail.The $550,000 settlement reached last m...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:07 am

Visiting artist takes a pedestrian view of Enos Park

  “I’m not interested in what I think.”So proclaimed multidisciplinary artist Astrid Kaemmerling when queried about her personal opinions regarding the Enos Park neighborhood and her experi...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:06 am
Decatur native A.D. Carson – former Springfield High School English instructor and writer-in-residence at Benedictine University – has recently been named “assistant professor of hip-hop and the...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:05 am
The Sangamon County Historic Preservation Commission (SCHPC) has named Churchill Cemetery – currently owned by Clear Lake Township – an official county landmark. The small cemetery, previously kno...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:04 am
 “Amazing,” “astonishing” and “spectacular” are all adjectives that have been used to describe various comic book iterations of the famed web-slinger Spider-Man, and they certainly ar...

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