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Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:08 am

Bills pass to help seed exchanges, Link program

Backyard gardeners and fans of fresh food scored victories during this year’s legislative session as lawmakers passed a bill aimed at increasing the buying power of the poor at farmers markets while...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:06 am
 After more than eight months closed to the public for reasons no one quite understands, the Illinois State Museum in Springfield is likely to reopen soon, along with most of its satellite facili...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:05 am
In 1898, Springfield hosted the nation’s first orphanage for African-American children, which operated here until 1933. The orphanage’s second building, erected in 1904, still stands at 427 S. 12t...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:03 am
 This week, music brings the SOHO Music Festival to downtown. There are also a few other big-time happenings, a bunch of cool regular stuff and a grievous occasion.We are so sad to tell of the pa...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:02 am
 After years of playing music in cover bands (including the crazy-popular rockabilly group Meerkat Mobsters), Mark Mills decided to do it “his way” and proceeded to knock out a collection of...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:01 am
from a 1995 letter of CopelandGreene: our fathers were memberson the first American Breedersartificial insemination board.I am curious as to the progressof your book. My impression isthat you hav...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:01 am
 Of all the plants in my vegetable garden, I have a special fondness for Swiss chard. Unlike asparagus, which makes an early spring appearance and then quietly goes to seed, or Brussels sprouts,...

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