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Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:02 am
 A nationally-acclaimed singer-songwriter, folklorist, musician and producer, Chris Vallillo has cultivated a status as the go-to guy for original and traditional folk-based song-playing during h...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:02 am

May-August kids activity calendar

Sangamon Valley Civic OrchestraMay 19, 7:30pm. Concert features the Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra. $10 adults, $5 students, free to ages 12 and under. hcfta.org. Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theatr...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:01 am
 The University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) and United Faculty union reached a tentative agreement on May 7, ending a five-day strike.  A joint statement released by UIS Chancellor Susan K...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:01 am

On unpaid leave, charges unclear

 Allegations remain unclear against Candace Wanzo, a top official in the Secretary of State’s office who was placed on administrative leave more than a week ago.Spokesmen for Illinois Secretary...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:01 am

Press association reopens investigation

 The Illinois Press Association has reopened an investigation into the rigging of a 2011 statewide journalism contest that only recently came to light.The investigation was reopened within the pa...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:01 am
birdpoem # 11thinking of that last passenger pigeondon’t want to research it again heardabout it all my life there were millionsbillions they darkened the sun for dayswhen they flew over we killed t...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:01 am
A controversial plan before Congress that would permit companies to fine workers who refuse to share their genetic information through workplace wellness programs has prompted Illinois lawmakers to ti...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:01 am
For over seven years, Torch Tuesday has been Springfield’s premier showcase for local and touring hip-hop music. Launched in 2010 by promoter Howard “Torch” Tomas, the weekly nightclub event –...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:01 am
In 1970, when I was 17 years old, I bought a book entitled Living on the Earth by Alicia Bay Laurel. It was illustrated with beautiful line drawings and the text was handwritten in cursive. Alicia Bay...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:01 am

how to prevent a flat

 At our bicycle shop, we fix flat tires constantly that could have been avoided with just a little maintenance. A flat bike tire is something that can definitely ruin your day if you don’t know...

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