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Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 11:38 am

Christian gets day in court

 Calvin Christian, Springfield’s most prolific traffic scofflaw, may soon be a pedestrian.Christian, who claims in a federal lawsuit against the city that officers have ticketed him in retaliat...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am

Can Rauner fix it?

 Governor-elect Bruce Rauner said all the right things while not saying much during a December speech in Springfield filled with generalities and rah-rah talk.We need a tax code overhaul and long...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 Hip, hip hooray, it’s now January and that means we’ve made it to another year. Let’s wish, believe and know that 2015 will be full of great shows with something new, old and everything in...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 BEZOS THE BUSINESSMANJim Hightower describes where the fault lies as he describes the plight of Amazon workers. (“Think of the Amazon workers,” Dec. 25.) Does he honestly believe that Jeff B...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am

Opponents cite possible harm to tourism at Lincoln’s New Salem

 A proposed hog farm near Petersburg is drawing criticism from landowners and public officials who claim the facility would harm property values and tourism. ...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am

Recruit joins Springfield Sentinels semi-pro basketball team

 Springfield has a new semi-pro basketball team, and the owners looked as far as Ukraine to fill its roster.The Springfield Sentinels are the latest addition to the Central Basketball Association...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 In life, and with releasing films, timing is everything and Ava DuVernay’s Selma could not have opened at a more opportune moment. Obviously set to coincide with the 86th anniversary of Martin...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 The proposed 2016 operating fund (corporate fund) for the City of Springfield is $118.1 million. The Springfield Police Department ($45.8 million) and the Springfield Fire Department ($37.1 mill...

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