Home All Articles
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:13 am

Even in the social-media era, when a small news outlet can create a viral story, some of the biggest news of the past year never got to most of the public

In 1976, when Carl Jensen, a professor at California’s Sonoma State University, started looking into news media self-censorship, nobody had ever dreamed of the Internet. Most computers were still bi...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:12 am
 A Century of Lithuanians in Springfield, Illinois by Sandy Baksys, 2015 My advice is always to “read locally,” but you’ll find when you read about Springfield’s Lithuanians, you’re rea...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:11 am

’Tis the season for potlucks!

 Get your casserole dishes ready! The holidays are almost here, which means potlucks are sure to be soon filling up your calendar.Potlucks are a popular choice for the season because they allow e...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:10 am

Trump damns truth, goes full speed ahead

 Midway through his hour-long address Monday, Donald Trump acknowledged the weirdness of this election season.“You can say anything about anybody and their poll numbers go up,” Trump told wha...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:09 am
 Just keep swimming.That was the message of Sustainable Springfield last week as the progress-minded group shared its vision for building a more attractive city, one small piece at a time. Featur...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:07 am
 Although Illinois’ medical marijuana program rolled out this week, some doctors aren’t participating, potentially limiting the program’s success.Two of the four main medical institutions i...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:06 am
Call it the scofflaw express. Starting Jan. 1, Sangamon County will start mailing out offers that many speeders and other minor traffic violators can’t refuse. Instead of making people go to the cou...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:05 am
The Illinois General Assembly passed a bill on Tuesday to reopen the Illinois State Museum, but it’s too late to prevent some of the damage caused by its closing. The museum system, with its main ca...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:04 am
 Calling Spectre the biggest misstep in the James Bond franchise may be a bit of an overstatement; to say that it’s a missed opportunity of titanic proportions would be more accurate. Failing t...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:03 am
 Ah, November comes and I feel the sadness and sorrow in my bones, even with these wonderful, extra sunny days. That normal slowing down of fall combined with the time change just knocked me for...


  • Wed
  • Thu
  • Fri
  • Sat
  • Sun
  • Mon
  • Tue
Get "IT" in your inbox