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Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:12 am
 On Saturday, Nov. 21, join the Coalition of Rainbow Alliances for a Thanksgiving dinner that is open to all individuals in the community, regardless of age, sex, gender or sexual orientation. CO...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:10 am
If you didn’t know better, you might think Richard Craig is a powerful businessman. An athletic, handsome man of 46, he’s dressed sharply from head to toe: black wingtip dress shoes, black dress s...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:09 am
 When Swedish seekers of religious freedom spent their first winter huddled in shelters dug into a ravine in what is now Bishop Hill, few probably guessed that, 169 years later, their settlement...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:08 am

City council ponders ban

 A proposal to ban drones within Springfield city limits may not remain as strict as currently written, according to a sponsor.“I don’t necessarily expect that this version that we have right...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:07 am
 Springfield City Clerk Frank Lesko has failed to post information about city council business on the city’s website that had been posted under his predecessor.The law requires public bodies th...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:06 am
Illinois may not strike people as a diverse ecosystem, but this state actually has a wealth of native species that create surprisingly different environments. In southern Illinois, for example, you’...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:05 am
A nationwide design blog recently recognized one of Springfield’s own as an industry leader. Last week, Jeff Sommers of Square Root Architecture + Design in Springfield was named a “groundbreaker�...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:05 am

Safe Families takes care of children temporarily when parents need a break

 Monte McMannigell always wanted to help kids but he had never before taken the initiative to act. But following a presentation by Ryan Mobley, central Illinois regional director for Safe Familie...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:04 am

The key is knowing where to look

 I wasn’t always a thrifter. As a status-conscious teenager growing up in suburban Chicago, I eschewed secondhand clothes in favor of the latest offerings from my favorite stores at the mall. W...


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