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Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:01 am

A new project to stimulate downtown living – 33 years ago

This week our look back over IT’s 40 years is occasioned by the City of Springfield’s halting efforts to redevelop the Y block. Hopes that a residential building here will magically transform down...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:01 am

Many people just don’t know what to do with fresh food

 There are a lot of things about cooking that makes it hard. I try to be very conscious of not calling recipes or menu plans “easy,” because they never really are. Even the simplest recipe is...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 02:15 am

Rotary’s local literacy campaign heads to Busch Stadium May 23 and 24

 Soon area baseball fans will head south for local Rotary clubs’ 14th annual literacy fundraiser baseball games in beautiful Busch Stadium. Springfield-based watercolor quilt artist Rod Buffing...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:30 am

“Heads I win, tails you lose” is a lousy state motto

Homeopathy figures prominently in the annals of medical quackery. It is based on the idea, or rather the hope, that “like cures like,” meaning that a disease can be cured by whatever produces simi...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:28 am
We saw some examples last week of why school funding reform is so difficult to accomplish in Illinois.House Republican Leader Jim Durkin appeared with Gov. Bruce Rauner at Lyons Township High School,...

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