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Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:15 am
I was chatting with a group of students the other day when one of them looked me in the eye and commented, “You’re very tough on journalists.” I had to plead guilty.Of course I’m tough on jour...
Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:14 am
 The Legacy of Giving Music Festival, a two-day charitable festival that donated more than $23,000 in proceeds to local charities in 2017, will once again offer Springfield the opportunity to enj...
Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:13 am
 For someone who wasn’t around during the Civil War, playwright John Woodruff must know it pretty well. Of course, it helps to have family members who fought in that conflict. That’s part of...
Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:12 am
 Children ages 5-13 are invited to enjoy a morning of fishing alongside members of the Springfield Police Department on Sunday, June 3, at Southwind Park in Springfield. Registration will take pl...
Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:11 am
I’m a woman who judges potential boyfriends by whether dogs like them. My friends think I’m crazy, but I’m convinced that my dog picks up on who a person really is. Is there any research on whom...
Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:10 am

Little Shop of Horrors opens Friday

 The Springfield Muni Opera is starting its 2018 season on skid row. Specifically, the cartoonish version of skid row which serves as the setting for Little Shop of Horrors. The cheerfully dark m...
Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:09 am

IRS says states won’t get away with it

 Bipartisan legislation under consideration in the General Assembly would bypass the federal cap of $10,000 in state and local taxes that could be deducted on income tax returns. Created as the I...
Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:08 am

Positive pot test brings pain

Forty years after the fact, just looking at Jimmy Garland hurts.Garland was riding his Yamaha motorcycle on Stanford Avenue in 1978 when he was struck by a Buick, suffering severe injuries to his left...
Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:07 am

It’s buffalo gnat season

Buffalo gnats are back. This time of year in central Illinois, many people are experiencing large red welts around their face and neck as a result of bites from these insects. Commonly called buffalo...
Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:06 am
We’ll confess that we sometimes don’t know what to make of the Chicago-based Better Government Association. On the one hand, they’re in favor, as the name implies, of better government, which is...


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