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Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am
 What could be more fitting for a Father’s Day weekend show than a band formed by a father and stepson? Mark Bott (lead vocals) and Danny “the Kid” Schroeder (lead guitar), seasoned musicia...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am
 The Compass after-school program for homeless and low-income children this week marked the end of the school year by recognizing the dozens of volunteers who give an afternoon a week to being a ...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am

For quilts, family-style food and Amish heritage, visit Shipshewana, Indiana

 The horse’s hooves clip-clop along the pavement, pulling the black buggy in the early morning mist. The aroma of cinnamon rolls and berry pie wafts from the bakery, tempting all who pass by. H...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am
 I’ve gone out several times with a girl I really like, but her breath bothers me enough that I don’t want to kiss her until it improves. (It smells like pepper and socks.) She doesn’t smok...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• Dean Richard Smith, 27, entered a bank in Treorchy, Wales, holding a breadknife, covering his face and wearing socks over his shoes. When he demanded money, teller Catherine St...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:02 am
 Not content to play it safe and give audiences the same old “boy and his dragon” adventure, director Dean DeBlois ups the emotional and thematic stakes in How to Train Your Dragon 2, an exci...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 04:55 pm

Sheriff appeals arbitrator’s decision

The Sangamon County sheriff’s office is asking a judge to overturn an arbitrator’s ruling that an admitted thief be reinstated to her job as a sheriff’s deputy....
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
 Ever since humans could stand upright and walk, they would create paths to destinations that attracted them out of necessity or curiosity. Except for paved roads, things have changed little in s...

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