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Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
The invasive and destructive Emerald Ash Borer beetle is moving to Springfield, prompting the Illinois Department of Agriculture to add Sangamon County to a quarantine zone meant to stop the beetle’...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am

Is recycling food waste a fad or the future?

 As much as 40 percent of the food that Americans buys in the supermarket is tossed uneaten into the trash, according to estimates from the USDA and the federal EPA. Edibles go bad in the fridge...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
 Brand new is not a term often associated with the blues, a genre steeped in tradition and rooted in form, but the talent and energy of Jarekus Singleton is challenging that conception. Combining...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
 Mddle East peace could begin in the Midwest, at Illinois College in Jacksonville. Why not? The historic progressive institution is thinking big and reaching wide by inviting Jimmy Carter, the fo...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
 My boyfriend and I are spending Christmas with his family. I like them and get along well with them. However, they’re very religious, and he wants me to join them in going to holiday church se...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• British police released surveillance video of a hooded man who entered a Manchester store armed with a machete and demanded cash. As the robber emptied the register, his pants ...
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:01 am

In search of the perfect fall brew

 In Munich, more than 4,000 miles away from Springfield, they’ve been partying for almost two weeks now, listening to oompah bands and eating Steckerlfisch (aka roast fish-on-a-stick) and sucki...
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:01 am
 What’s shaping up in the fall music market? Let’s go see and hear what we can see and hear.Up first on the list, let’s welcome our friends from Venice (the band, silly, not the city or the...

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