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Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 02:10 pm
Springfield’s oldest-surviving house opens its doors and drawers to the public during a series of behind-the-scenes tours of Edwards Place this Saturday. Curator of Collections Erika Holst will guid...
Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 11:09 am

Koester used excessive force, falsely arrested woman, judge says

 U.S. District Court Judge Sue Myerscough has ruled that Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy Travis Koester used excessive force against a Springfield woman and falsely arrested her during a 2011...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 05:23 pm
 In “The needle and the records won“ I tried to make a case that doping in sports in inevitable and unavoidable, and that only cure is, in effect, to make it legal.   We don’t ...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:21 am

Getting labor back into politics

 Tell me, brother, don’t you understandWe’re all working for the Pharaoh“Pharaoh” Richard Thompson© BMG Rights Management US, LLCReform. Our problem is not that everybody talks about it...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:20 am
Earlier this year, music legends Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard teamed up to make a pro-marijuana video titled “It’s All Going to Pot.”And, apparently they were right, for I’ve now learned th...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:19 am
There are those who believe strongly that one side or the other is “winning” our latest and perhaps greatest Statehouse impasse in Illinois history.I think it’s too early to judge, and, frankly,...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:18 am
 GHOSTLY QUIETUDEBeing unable to know the time of day the picture was taken, I could not help but notice the shot of downtown that accompanied James Krohe Jr.’s column (“A place for business...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:17 am
Illinoisans have been lulled into thinking that once the current budget stalemate is resolved, social services will be funded. But, as detailed in this week’s cover story by Patrick Yeagle, the soci...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:16 am
This month the nation acknowledges two political milestones. On Aug. 9 we marked the one-year anniversary of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Two days later we marked the 50th anniversary of the upri...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:15 am
 “Here and Not Here” is a Springfield Art Association-hosted exhibition that appropriately spans two of the SAA’s exhibition spaces – the M.G. Nelson Gallery and The DEMO Project. This co...

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