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Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:02 am

F5

 Here’s one F5 central Illinois can be happy about seeing again, as the extremely popular band of some years ago rekindles the magic to bring back the sounds that filled dance floors at bars, f...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:01 am
 storypoem # 22it’s hard to write a poem a weekand keep them what is called a poem what’s the definition of apoem anyway john knoepfle ourlocal guru talks till he runs out ofsteam sometimes j...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:01 am
 “There’s never anything to eat in this house!”The above comment was made by all three of my kids at various points, and it never failed to irritate and befuddle me. Nothing to eat? Serious...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againPolice in Virginia Beach, Va., identified Dominyk Antonio Alfonseca, 23, as their bank-robbery suspect after he posted video on social media showing the teller stuffing money into ...
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 04:00 pm

Plaintiffs say district’s deal was illegal

The Ball-Chatham School District has wrongly paid more than $2.2 million to a company with ties to the district’s former superintendent, according to a lawsuit recently unveiled in Sangamon County Circuit Court....
Thursday, June 4, 2015 08:22 am

Last-minute changes to collective bargaining rules pass

The Illinois General Assembly has voted to strip state workers of the right to strike, and the unions actively lobbied to make it happen. A bill passed Saturday would apply mediation and arbitra...
Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:59 am

Lawmakers propose “road map to fiscal stability”

At the close of a contentious regular session and a vicious budget battle in the Illinois General Assembly some lawmakers are making an effort to streamline the budget-making process. State repre...
Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:30 am

Growing up on an Illinois farm

The dewy-eyed farm memoir is by now a discredited genre but nostalgic farm folk and wannabe urbanites apparently eat these stories with a big spoon. Countryfarm Lifestyles (“a country living website...

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