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Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:12 am
 I’m a 29-year-old woman, and I’ve been dating a guy for two months. I was scrolling (okay, stalking him) on Instagram and saw a pic of him with this pretty girl with her arm draped around hi...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:11 am

Congressman John Lewis’ new graphic novel and several lectures shine a light on equality

 “We are tired. We are tired of being beaten by policemen. We are tired of seeing our people locked in jail over and over again. And then you holler, ‘Be patient.’ How long can we be patien...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:10 am
 Do you ever daydream of hiking or biking through Europe but have just a weekend to spare? Then plan a trip to New Glarus, Wisconsin, known as “America’s Little Switzerland,” where you can...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:09 am

Woman sues DNR for allegedly ignoring regulations

 An 11-year legal battle over a coal mine 40 miles south of Springfield continues as one woman claims the Illinois Department of Natural Resources didn’t follow its own rules.The case questions...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:08 am

Sangamon County hospitals respond to disturbing health needs survey

 Although Sangamon County is first among all 102 Illinois counties for its quality of clinical care, it ranks 79th for overall health. That disconnect between health offerings and the community�...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:07 am

If fund fizzles, museum might close, spokesman says

 Amid a reshuffle of the institution’s governing board and a state budget impasse, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum’s finances are being scrutinized.Chris Wills, spokesman...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:06 am
The first medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors this week in Marion, population 17,413. They even held a ribbon cutting, which was much attended by downstate local press and chamber of commerc...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:05 am
Truckload after truckload of medical supplies stream from a 44,000-square-foot warehouse north of Springfield, destined for communities in need around the globe. It’s Hospital Sisters Mission Outrea...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:04 am
 In 1957, attorney James Donovan was given the unenviable task of representing accused Russian spy Rudolf Abel when he was charged with conspiracy against the United States. It was a duty he took...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:03 am
 Welcome all to the Ides of October and beyond. We have a few lingering festivals, plenty of diverse performers and a bushel basket full of local regulars playing the scene.By now the Cubs/Cards...


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