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Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:16 am
 Those of us watching the Republican National Convention to see whether Donald Trump can appeal beyond his base have been disappointed by all the attention to his family. Whether Melania’s spee...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:15 am
 I stumbled across a documentary about Barack Obama’s ’08 presidential campaign the other night while browsing through Netflix. “Perfect,” I thought, and settled back in anticipation of a...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:14 am
 Enjoy cold beverages, delicious food and live music during the first annual Springfield Food Truck Festival hosted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The festival will be held on S...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:13 am
 The Springfield Park District is proud to present a free singalong, dance-along and do-along music festival and 40-year celebration for Funshop, the Springfield Park District’s play-based educ...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:12 am
 The WUIS Bedrock 66 Live! concert series is thrilled to present the Bedrock 66 Live! Music Festival in conjunction with the Downtown Bacon Throwdown II on Friday and Saturday, July 22-23, in dow...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:11 am
I’m a single guy who started a “friends with benefits” thing two months ago with an unhappily married female co-worker. We’ve since developed feelings for each other and started talking about...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:10 am

Springfield’s efforts to build bridges

 Sunshine Clemons was in high school when she had one of those formative experiences nearly every black person has involving police.Clemons, who lives in Springfield, says she and a couple of her...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:09 am

Chicago writer Michael Harvey takes a quick trip to Boston for his latest mystery

 “If my bones are Chicago, my blood is Boston, and specifically Brighton,” observes Michael Harvey in the acknowledgements to his most recent mystery novel. Harvey is a multitalented journali...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:08 am

Former alderman faces suspension

 A former Springfield alderman is facing a possible 90-day suspension from his legal practice by the Illinois Supreme Court.The case against former Ward 5 Ald. Sam Cahnman argued by the Illinois...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:07 am

ALPLM gets a new director

 The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum last week welcomed its fifth director since opening day in 2005.Alan Lowe is somewhat a lifer in the world of presidential libraries, having s...

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