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Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:05 am

Voter data request is a non-starter

 It all began with a June 28 letter sent to the secretary of state of each state and signed by commission vice chair Kris W. Kobach. The letter requested that states share “publicly available v...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:04 am
 Without question, the special effects on display in the new series of the Planet of the Apes films are phenomenal. Using the latest in digital technology coupled with motion-capture performances...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:03 am
 Congrats to our friends Tammy and Larry for getting hitched on Saturday, hosting a reception at George Rank’s, then taking the party to the Amaranth Apple Festival in downtown Springfield. May...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:02 am
 This nationally renowned blues/roots musician is hitting the road as part of his “Fire and the Fury Tour” and preparing for the latest release of a new album that’s the follow-up to his ac...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:01 am
a recent column in wall street journalreported the effect of classical music oncows – news to them of course in nycI’ve been telling you for ages what cowslike (the three b’s) don’t (1812 cann...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:01 am
 Kohlrabi is an odd-looking vegetable with an odd-sounding name. Easy to grow and widely available at local farmers markets, this alien-looking vegetable is as versatile as it is weird. A member...
Friday, July 7, 2017 02:19 pm
In "Underground movements" I discussed some novels new solutions to the very old problem of how to dispose of human remains.The same question has been vexing New York Times commentator Ric...
Friday, July 7, 2017 12:01 am
 About 10 years ago, I was camping at Summer Camp Music Festival at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe near Peoria. Summer Camp is a four-day event over Memorial Day weekend featuring over 100 ban...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:21 am

Bishop Paprocki stands guard against corruption

 A new set of guidelines issued by Springfield’s Bishop Thomas Paprocki bans people in same-sex marriages from receiving funeral rites in local Roman Catholic churches, receiving communion or s...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:20 am
 As an Associated Press article joyously put it, “The U.S. job market has settled into a sweet spot of steadily solid growth.” At long last, the American dream is back for working families, r...

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