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Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:08 am

Springfield salon owner hosts workshops at shelter for battered women

 Veris Van has a mission to “change the world one head at a time” using her beauty talents to build confidence, to educate and to lift the spirits of women and children in Springfield. Van’...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:06 am
Forget green thumbs; the Springfield YMCA has an orange thumb. That’s because the Y just won a $3,500 grant from international tool company Fiskars – known for its distinct orange-handled scissors...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:05 am
The International Health and Development Network, a Springfield-based nonprofit, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Created in 1996 by Springfield physician Dr. Edem Agamah, IHDN helps make he...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:04 am
 More times than not I’ve liked Tina Fey more than the films she’s been in. Baby Mama and Date Night were hit-and-miss affairs, their best moments saved by the comedienne’s deft timing, whi...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:03 am
 No blarney here; we’re about to do the St. Patrick’s Day-thing this weekend in Springfield. Next Thursday, March 17 is the official date, but our Saint Patrick’s Day Marching Band Parade a...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:02 am
 As witnessed above, this is definitely the busiest band in Celtic show business during the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Springfield. 2016 marks the 15th year in the existence of The Emera...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:01 am
 This week’s poem is by permission of Robert Erickson, brother-in-law to Springfield’s DelindaChapman. He is in hospice, and hopes to live to see these prescient words printed in Illinois Tim...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:01 am
 “Did you ever eat Colcannon, made from lovely pickled cream?With the greens and scallions mingled like a picture in a dream.Did you ever make a hole on top to hold the melting flakeOf the crea...

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