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Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
thought it was our own idea my sibsand I cut open our stuffed teddys dogsrag dolls put in candy hearts that saidI love you sewed them up sometimes therecipient got a little sticky if it fell in thetub...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
 Local talent Ben Bedford, a singer, songwriter and storyteller lauded nationally for writing beautiful songs about historical events, will perform a special Valentine’s Day concert on Saturday...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
 On Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m., join the Sangamon County Historical Society and Oak Ridge Cemetery executive director Michael Lelys for a program focusing one of the nation’s leading histori...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
 The newest show for children at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, Dr. Dolittle, Jr., is a musical adaptation of the popular book authored by Hugh Lofting and the film of the same name from Twent...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
 When I was a tyke, Momma warned me not to eat anything unless I knew where it came from. That advice is so sensible that even Congress acted on it in 2002, passing a straightforward law called C...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
 I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a governor openly and loudly laughed at on the House floor. At least not while he was present.Gov. Bruce Rauner was doing pretty well with his legislative audi...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
From Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel:Tita’s blood (which got into the sauce when she pricked herself on the roses) and Pedro’s roses proved quite an explosive combination. …when Pedr...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
Farmers, take heed: big changes are coming under the federal Farm Bill. The changes will affect how farmers insure their crops, adding some new choices to the already complex system. At a seminar held...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
How much is a hotel in downtown Springfield worth? It’s a good question but difficult to answer. Take the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, for example, which one of the world’s richest men quite l...

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