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Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 12:01 am
 We know that eating fresh, simple, home-cooked food is one of the best ways to foster our health and overall well-being. Many of you, like me, will be entering the New Year with a renewed commit...
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 04:57 pm
Next month Springfield will mark the 208th anniversary of te birth of Abraham Lincoln. The city is familiar by now with the tributes that national and international Somebodies pay to our best citizen....
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 01:24 pm

SCOTT CHARLES WILLIAMS June 16, 1955 – Nov. 5, 2016

Scott Williams’ fingerprints are all over homes in Springfield. He helped family and friends. He finished basements, moved drains, changed garbage disposals, built smokers, added ductwork and unclog...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:35 am

Remembering Springfield’s “greatest citizen after Lincoln”

 In 1922 a reporter from the Illinois State Journal dropped by the City Hall offices of Willis J. Spaulding at Seventh and Monroe. Spaulding was then the city’s Commissioner of Public Property....
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:34 am
In Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, it was his frequent, unbridled slaps at Wall Street elites and arrogant, job-busting corporate executives that gave him the “populistic” patina he needed...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:33 am
As Mario Cuomo said, politicians campaign in poetry but have to govern in prose. Now we have a president-elect who campaigned in tweets...but still will have to govern in prose.Donald Trump showed gre...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:32 am
I’m a 32-year-old guy, and I want a real relationship. I am good-looking and charming and can get girls into bed pretty early on, but I’m beginning to wonder whether that’s hurting me. I think I...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:31 am
 Is that all there is? That was my reaction to Morten Tyldum’s Passengers, a bloated space adventure that hopes to get by on its looks – those of its stars Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt,...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:30 am
 There’s something about the New Year beginning as the old fades away that requires some introspection and retrospection, along with an inspection of the process of getting from here to there....

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