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Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:15 am
 My boyfriend of a year is a big sweetheart, but whenever we go out to eat, he always orders first. It really bothers me, and I feel disrespected and embarrassed that people are seeing this, desp...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:14 am

Call to action on climate change

About the articleIn 2015 Illinois Times and dozens of alternative weeklies and other newsmedia outlets participated in Letters to the Future, a project published ahead of the Paris climate talks that...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:13 am

Six things leaders must prioritize to address climate change

 1.    Impose a price on carbonThis could occur in several ways. The revenue-neutral carbon fee has a great backbone of advocacy support. It would charge fossil fuel producers at t...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:12 am

Don’t throw the same old celebration again this year. Instead, go bold with one of these ideas to liven up any festive party

 Social calendars are packed during the holidays, and this year your party is going to be the event of the season. A clever theme is just the thing to help your party stand out. Christmas in July...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:11 am

Super couponing expert Jill Cataldo shares her top tips to save big on your next holiday celebration

 The holiday season is nearly upon us again, and it’s one of my favorite times of the year. I love the way our home smells when pies are baking, turkey is roasting or fresh-baked cookies are co...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:10 am

Parties create a lot of memories … and trash. Here are tips to reduce waste.

Holidays may be the perfect time for a little indulgence, but that doesn’t mean you have to create a bunch of waste.Here are tips for making your holiday party a little greener this season:1. Send e...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:09 am

Food is steeped in the expectations of tradition. Here’s why Thanksgiving is the most iconic food moment of the year

 Although most family holidays have an ingrained tradition, Thanksgiving takes the pie (pumpkin, of course) for being the one least likely to change. Even as families grow and the holiday hosting...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:08 am

City looks at Enos Park neighborhood association

 With the redevelopment arm of the Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association behind on property taxes, at least two city officials say the city of Springfield should consider taking over own...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:07 am

Hearing set in eight-year battle over Sidney Watkins

 A legal fight for custody of a little girl whose father was murdered eight years ago will continue next week in the courtroom of Cass County Circuit Court Judge Robert Hardwick.Sidney Watkins, 9...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:06 am
 St. John’s Hospital is evaluating the future of its hospice unit as part of an overhaul of skilled nursing care at the hospital, which is decreasing the number of beds for folks whose needs ca...

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