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Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:01 am
We don’t agree with the Illinois Policy Institute on much, but when it comes to municipal pensions, the institute is a messenger who shouldn’t be shot. Springfield has the worst pension mess of an...
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:01 am
This great girl I’ve been dating just invited me on a camping trip. Frankly, there is nothing I would like to do less. I hate camping, and I won’t know anyone but her. The trip is three days with...
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againA man walked into a bank in Antioch, Calif., and handed the teller a note. She couldn’t make it out because of the bad handwriting and showed it to the manager to help her deciph...
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 12:01 am

Hip-hop stays vital in central Illinois

 Every Tuesday night Bar None (corner of Fifth Street and Monroe) plays host to Torch Tuesday, the area’s most reliable showcase for hip-hop music and culture. Presided over by Howard “Torch�...
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 12:01 am

A tribute to the bluesman with ties to Springfield

 As our country continues somehow to confuse the constitutional right to bear arms against a tyrannical enemy with an individual right to use weapons when the mood arises for pleasing personal pa...
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 12:01 am
 BIRD’S-EYE VIEWIn response to Graham and Ednita Murdock’s question in the Feb. 13 Illinois Times (“For the birds,” Letters to the Editor), the bird heard at the end on the movie Shawshan...
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 12:01 am

Two vie for spot on bench

 A lawyer could do worse than land a seat on the Sangamon County circuit court bench.A judge makes nearly $181,500 a year and doesn’t need malpractice insurance. There is always work but never ...
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 12:01 am

Sheriff candidates talk Tasers

 A lawsuit filed by a man who says that he was tasered by Sangamon County jail guards while helpless from a seizure has catapulted Tasers into the Republican primary race for sheriff.The sheriff�...

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