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Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
 There are two kinds of people in this world, those who have worked in food service and those who haven’t.It’s not the first time I’ve heard that sentence. In fact, it’s axiomatic to anyo...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
How busy could a retired cop be? Apparently pretty busy, if you are Wes Barr, the Republican candidate for Sangamon County sheriff. Barr, the odds-on favorite to win in November who retired from the d...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
The invasive and destructive Emerald Ash Borer beetle is moving to Springfield, prompting the Illinois Department of Agriculture to add Sangamon County to a quarantine zone meant to stop the beetle’...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am

Is recycling food waste a fad or the future?

 As much as 40 percent of the food that Americans buys in the supermarket is tossed uneaten into the trash, according to estimates from the USDA and the federal EPA. Edibles go bad in the fridge...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
 Brand new is not a term often associated with the blues, a genre steeped in tradition and rooted in form, but the talent and energy of Jarekus Singleton is challenging that conception. Combining...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
 Mddle East peace could begin in the Midwest, at Illinois College in Jacksonville. Why not? The historic progressive institution is thinking big and reaching wide by inviting Jimmy Carter, the fo...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
 My boyfriend and I are spending Christmas with his family. I like them and get along well with them. However, they’re very religious, and he wants me to join them in going to holiday church se...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• British police released surveillance video of a hooded man who entered a Manchester store armed with a machete and demanded cash. As the robber emptied the register, his pants ...

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