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Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:01 am
 Music travels beyond the boundaries of regions, allowing for things like this: One of the best reggae-influenced bands in the Midwest comes from the St. Louis area. Mixing up a whole bunch of Ja...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:01 am
 While central Illinois is glowing about this year’s fine corn and bean crops, some farmers, along with the fertilizer industry and government policymakers, are looking for ways to keep more of...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:01 am
I’m a 54-year-old single man. I’ve discovered a troubling and apparently rampant trend among people around my age doing online dating – women not being honest about their age. I think the women...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againPolice accused Jeremiah Scales of selling synthetic marijuana from his girlfriend’s house in Bloomington, Ind., after a nearby sign announcing “Drugs This Way” alerted them. ...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:01 am
What’s the best way to kick-start an argument anytime, anywhere?Start talking about taxes.  It never fails.  Next to hopping  on a table at Obed & Isaacs or Floyd’s Thirst Parlo...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:01 am
 One look at the weekly box office totals for the first half of 2014 confirms that business is good in the American film industry. Too bad the massive haul the Hollywood studios rake in doesn’t...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:01 am
 Here’s one thing on that Declaration of Independence stuff, in case you need some trivia tidbits to carry you through the holiday happenings. As Mr. Howie Baird, our delightfully cantankerous ...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:01 am
 GREENS OVER GOLDIllinois Times reported that the Springfield Park District has met with a golf management firm about potentially privatizing the management of its four public golf courses (Cap C...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:01 am

Still mum on political future

 Springfield Mayor Mike Houston sounded both like a candidate and a politician ready to ride into the sunset during a speech last Friday at Citizens Club.He boasted of accomplishments that includ...

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