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Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am

Opponents cite possible harm to tourism at Lincoln’s New Salem

 A proposed hog farm near Petersburg is drawing criticism from landowners and public officials who claim the facility would harm property values and tourism. ...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am

Recruit joins Springfield Sentinels semi-pro basketball team

 Springfield has a new semi-pro basketball team, and the owners looked as far as Ukraine to fill its roster.The Springfield Sentinels are the latest addition to the Central Basketball Association...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 In life, and with releasing films, timing is everything and Ava DuVernay’s Selma could not have opened at a more opportune moment. Obviously set to coincide with the 86th anniversary of Martin...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 The proposed 2016 operating fund (corporate fund) for the City of Springfield is $118.1 million. The Springfield Police Department ($45.8 million) and the Springfield Fire Department ($37.1 mill...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 newyears poem #11  you may have stacks of moldering dishes piles ofdisheveled clutter a hamper of odorous garments a carfull of indescribable litter snow to shovel letters to tendbills dema...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am

While the Spanish club met, poet John Knoepfle wrote essays from downtown Springfield

 A benign rainbow trout sits comfortably – as best a trout can – before its coffee cup, smelling a lily. Yes, it’s our favorite trout from the mural painted by Julie Hulvey that once graced...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 This Saturday, Jan. 10, join the Illinois State Museum for another fun “Super Saturday” themed event. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., children ages 3-8 and their families will enjoy learning about t...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 The Randy Dandies are a burlesque sketch comedy troupe based out of St. Louis. They have been dazzling live audiences with their zany, interactive stage shows for the past five years. Each Randy...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 A fun skating event hosted by Springfield’s only female roller derby team, Midstate Mayhem. The “Fresh Meat” program is created especially for women ages 18 and up with all levels of skill...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 There’s no denying that Democrats took a drubbing at the polls in 2014. Running cautious campaigns and shying away from Obamacare, Wall Street regulation, the anti-fracking movement, immigrati...

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