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Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am
 Decatur holds its annual downtown family street festival Aug. 1-3. If you’re not familiar with the Decatur Celebration – It’s huge! Everyone is certain to find something that will excite t...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am
 Springfield has a new professional choral ensemble. Meet the Gloriana Chamber Choir at their inaugural concert on Sunday, Aug. 3 at First Presbyterian Church. “Long Live Fair Oriana: A Concert...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am
 Read up on your creation stories. Genesis, The Musical premiers Aug. 1 at Playhouse on the Square in Jacksonville. There are nine performances through Aug. 10. Written by playwrights Ken Bradbur...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am
Media outlets across the country trumpeted the stunning news with headlines like this: “Citigroup Punished.”At last, went the storyline, the Justice Department brought down the hammer on one of th...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am
Back in January, state Sen. Michael Frerichs formally kicked off his campaign for Illinois state treasurer and posted a video online touting the fact that he’d ended “free, lifetime health care fo...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am
 It’s been a wonderful few days with my visiting veg-heads, oldest daughter Anne and grandson Robbie. Their visit is half over, and already I’m thinking about how much I’ll miss them. Truth...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am
Any doubt that all the feel-good advisory referendums on the fall ballot are more about the governor’s race than anything else were laid to rest this week when Gov. Pat Quinn, who is trailing Bruce ...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am
As Springfield kids return to school in August, many will be playing catch-up on their studies after a couple of months out of the classroom. But the Family Service Center has been working all summer ...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield’s oral history tradition

 In “Squabbling over the inheritance” (June 12), I lamented the fact that the Illinois State Historical Library, which has collected and preserved materials on the state’s political, social...

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