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Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:12 am

Red carpet premier at the Hoogland Saturday

 Before “I Do,” the latest feature from Springfield filmmaker Kimberly Conner, was a long time in the making. The first draft of the script for the film, which has its premier at the Hoogland...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:11 am

Liturgical Arts Festival champions creativity, unity

 The Liturgical Arts Festival of Springfield is a weeklong interfaith arts festival presented every two years by a nonprofit, interfaith organization of the same name. The festival highlights exc...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:10 am

Lawsuit challenges IDOC on inmate risk evaluations

 Harrison Chancy has spent the last 38 years behind bars for a murder and armed robbery that took place in 1977. Now age 57, he still maintains he didn’t commit those crimes, and despite eviden...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:09 am

Law makes it hard to recruit clerk candidates here

A big election year for Illinois policymakers means some politicians are stepping on eggshells, but that’s not the case for Sangamon County Clerk Don Gray. Despite the criticism he encountered as a...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:08 am

Firm gets years to pay six-figure penalty

 Capitol Strategies, a Springfield technology firm, and two affiliated companies have agreed to pay $550,000 to the state of Illinois for violating laws intended to ensure that minority-owned fir...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:07 am

IDOT, city mull infrastructure plans for business corridor

 MacArthur Boulevard has seen better days.The historic thoroughfare, originally called West Grand Boulevard, once marked the western boundary of Springfield. It was built as a two-lane road in 19...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:06 am
Just how much money has been spent – some might say wasted – on the Salvation Army’s fledgling homeless shelter on Ninth Street is becoming clear as Evans Construction this month filed a $340,00...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:05 am
Spring means the return of migratory birds which headed south for winter, and the Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders is asking for help tracking two particularly pretty species. The nonprofit gr...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:04 am
 Making a film biography is fraught with hazards, even more so when tackling the life of an artist. Unless the movie is based on the subject’s autobiography, who can truly say where their inspi...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:03 am
Another tough weekend lies ahead for Springfield music fans, but only for making choices (not in a lack of entertainment offerings). Things start on Thursday night when The Curve Inn hosts Black Queen...

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