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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...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:14 am
 Enjoy an up-close-and-personal examination of one of the world’s tiniest breeds of birds this weekend at the Sangamon River Audubon Society’s Hummingbird Festival. Hummingbirds, which typica...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:13 am
 Learn how to bring your business-owning dreams to reality at the Starting Your Business in Illinois seminar on Wednesday, Aug. 19. The complimentary program, hosted by the Illinois Small Busines...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:12 am
My new boyfriend travels a lot for work. Before he left on this trip, he gave me his weird onesie lounging garment. It’s this disturbing “As Seen on TV” thing called a Forever Lazy. It’s like...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:11 am

When Illinois slashes social services, the vulnerable suffer

 In August 2014, a young, African-American student in his junior year at Lanphier High School was caught carrying a gun at school. The student, whose name is being withheld because he is a minor,...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:10 am
 The events that have made headlines throughout this past year make me question how much progress we’ve actually made since that time. [West Side Story] While this story takes place on the stre...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:08 am

Sewer district labor costs skyrocket

 Three years ago, the Springfield Metro Sanitary District paid at least $100,000 in compensation for a dozen of the district’s 53 employees.Today, 30 of the district’s 57 employees are costin...

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