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Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:11 am
I’m a guy in my late 20s. Two years ago I started a friends-with-benefits thing with a woman, which honestly has turned into one of the most relaxed, comfortable relationships I’ve had. Unfortunat...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:10 am

Jim Langfelder’s first year as mayor

 It took nearly a year for the honeymoon to end, but Mayor Jim Langfelder this spring finally faced a room full of constituents angry at him.City council chambers in April bulged with people clut...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:09 am

NAACP, Sierra Club and others to collaborate on energy issues

 The NAACP released a report last week calling for racial justice in Illinois’ environmental policy, prompting a new alliance between groups concerned with civil rights, labor rights and pollut...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:08 am

Lawmakers blast contractor ‘kickbacks’ to IDOC

 The Illinois Department of Corrections benefits from a private contractor fleecing prisoners and their families by controlling phone services, according to three state lawmakers pushing legislat...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:07 am

Heidi Floyd’s journey will inspire others at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure May 13

 Heidi Floyd still remembers her mother, alone in her bedroom, whispering to her over the phone that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.“She said it as if she had done something wrong,�...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:06 am
Ivan Maras of Rochester doesn’t speak Spanish, so how did he become part of a Puerto Rican regiment of the U.S. Army during the Korean War? Through a twist of history, Maras last month joined his fe...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:05 am
From now until Sept. 30, CrimeStoppers of Sangamon and Menard county will be presenting information about 10 cold case homicides to the public on a biweekly basis. A cold case is an unsolved homicide...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:04 am
 Very rarely do I see a comedy that, when I think about it days after, I find myself laughing at the memory of its most inspired moments. Such is the case with Keanu, the film debut of the comedy...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:03 am
 As we march through the merry month of May, live music is on the upswing at several venues, including indoor-outdoor music gardens, as the weather lightens up full time.For a spectacular event o...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:02 am
 Not only is he not a band, Bob Zany isn’t even a musician. However, he is one of the funniest guys on the planet, and he’s coming to a comedy club near you (about 43 minutes away in Mason Ci...

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