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Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:12 am
I’m a 40-year-old man who can’t seem to keep a relationship going for more than a year. There’s never bitter fighting or betrayal. I just gradually lose interest. I can’t blame my girlfriends...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:11 am

Revitalization efforts evolving

 A century after its peak, Enos Park soldiers on, hoping to regain its reputation as one of Springfield’s most desirable neighborhoods.It has not been easy.Elegant Victorian-style homes are in...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:10 am
 The rally began as students and faculty gathered around Illinois’ Statehouse Rotunda, chanting “Fund our futures” and “Do your Job,” calling on Gov. Bruce Rauner to fund higher educati...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:07 am
 While Springfield has struggled for years to get a children’s museum up and running, Peoria has found the right formula for fun. At the Peoria PlayHouse, kids can splash away at a massive wate...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:05 am

See kangaroos from your car at Aikman Wildlife Adventure

 James Aikman was surprised more people didn’t think he was crazy when he announced plans to build a wildlife park. Located between Arthur and Arcola, the 40-acre park opened in March 2016 on t...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:04 am
 James Gray’s The Lost City of Z is cut from the same cloth of old-fashioned adventure films like The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Man Who Would Be King, a rousing jaunt that finds one...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:04 am

Parents’ guide to summer fun and enrichment for kids

There are many opportunities in the Springfield area for enriching, educational and fun activities for kids this summer. From art to science to history, horseback riding, babysitting, sports, nature,...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:03 am
 We’ve circled back around to Fat Ass time this weekend, as the popular event takes over the downtown area Friday night and Saturday day. But never fear, because along with your Fat Ass stuff,...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:03 am

46 ideas for summer fun

 Camp, road trips and family visits do a great job of keeping everyone engaged throughout summer. But what about those lazy days when nothing is planned? Every parent wants to enjoy kicking back...

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