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Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am
 DESIGNING DOWNTOWNSpringfield’s history and its future are intertwined. In that sense, urban planning has become a key issue for this city. We are finally taking a hard look at changing what w...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am

Plaintiff blames lifeguards, city

Shortly before Eric M. Jones drowned in Lake Springfield in 2007, the mayor’s office received a complaint.A woman called the city to complain that just one lifeguard was on post while 52 children sw...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am

Consultant rejects Madigan plan

What do you get if you promise to raise money to build a museum but don’t deliver, then borrow millions of dollars to buy artifacts of questionable authenticity once the museum opens and then falter...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am

Former EPA counsel now top adviser

A lawyer once at the center of disputes between Attorney General Lisa Madigan and former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is now Gov. Bruce Rauner’s top adviser on environmental issues.“Oh my God,” exclaime...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am
 His best and most-assured film since Invictus, Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper covers many themes the filmmaker has touched on over the course of his career. The devastating impact of violenc...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am
I am writing in response to James Krohe, Jr.’s inane and sophomoric diatribe regarding U.S. Sen. Alan J. Dixon [see “Official graffiti,” Dec. 18]. I had the honor of working with Alan Dixon in t...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am
today’s her birthday or wasit’s not that I loved her morethan I loved—love—you threeI loved her different just asI love each of you differentand now that particular muchloved much valued diffe...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am
 Here’s a fun secret from the museum and gallery world: When it comes to planning and installing exhibits, often the most unique and most interesting artifacts and works of art never see the li...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am
 April Verch truly loves the music she’s making and the people she’s making it with. This shines through in all aspects of her being. April cites her father, an avid guitar player and singer...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am
 The outrageous, fun and ridiculous Greg Hahn draws comedic inspiration from his varied life experiences. Lucky for his audiences, Greg’s life is fascinating. Hailing from South Florida, Greg s...

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