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Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 12:15 am
 Many of us of a certain age are this week reliving a painful chapter of our past with nightly installments of Ken Burns’ documentary The Vietnam War on public TV. For me it’s not just revisi...
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 12:13 am
 Take a trip through the 1940s, 50s and 60s on Sunday, Sept. 24, during Leaders of the Pack, a 90-minute celebration of the major female musical artists from the 1940s, 50s and 60s. The retrospec...
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 12:12 am
 On Saturday, Sept. 23, Black Violin, a classically trained violin duo that combines an array of daunting musical influences (such as jazz, hip-hop, funk and classical) to create a signature soun...
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 12:11 am
My boyfriend who dumped me says he wants to be friends (talk to me, see me sometimes), but I’m not ready for that because I’m still in love with him. A female co-worker said that if he can be frie...
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 12:10 am

Townships face scrutiny

Tax collectors in the Bible occupy the same social strata as sinners and prostitutes. The Beatles portrayed the taxman as a taunting, greedy parasite.And then there’s Janine Stroble.For 32 years, St...
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 12:08 am
 “It’s like starting anew out in the big world,” said veteran Springfield singer-songwriter Tom Irwin about his experiences recording and releasing his most recent album, All That Love. Whi...
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 12:07 am

Advisory council to watchdog livestock welfare

 On Aug. 25, the Humane Society of the United States announced the formation of the Illinois Agriculture Advisory Council, with the aim of promoting farmers and ranchers who produce animal produc...
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 12:06 am
It was a tough summer for campers who remain at the State Journal-Register. Down to a half-dozen news reporters (Springfield city hall reporter Mary Hansen, who’s taken a job at NPR Illinois, is the...

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