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Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:09 am

Felon beats the odds

Jason Spyres was driving last week when the email arrived: Your Stanford application has been updated.It’s an improbable story that began in 2001, when a suspicious clerk at a United Parcel Service...
Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:08 am
A bipartisan effort by state lawmakers recently passed legislation expanding existing River Edge Redevelopment Zone (RERZ) tax credits that were previously set to expire. The measure simultaneously cr...
Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:07 am

Artists and musicians collaborate to embody the spirit of the late poet

Like a beacon facing the corner of Fifth and Cook streets, five large panels of colorful, multidimensional work created by artists Delinda Chapman and Marco Mulder fill the windows of the triangular b...
Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:06 am
A digital reproduction of Alexander Hesler’s famous Abraham Lincoln portrait was unveiled in the first floor lobby of the Sangamon County Courthouse this week. Of the original portrait, taken on Jun...
Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:05 am
Got a discharge? Need a job? The American Legion might be able to help. As part of the American Legion Department of Illinois’ 100th annual convention at the Bank of Springfield Center next month, t...
Sunday, June 10, 2018 11:22 am

Expert calls for investigation

There is credible evidence of guards physically abusing mentally ill inmates at Pontiac Correctional Center, according to a psychiatrist appointed by a federal court to monitor treatment of mentall...
Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:08 am

The Pharmacy and the Vachel Lindsay Home celebrate a “Golden Year”

 In his wildly ambitious 1920 novel, The Golden Book of Springfield, author and visual artist Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931) portrays himself time-traveling a century forward to a 2018 rendition of h...
Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:07 am

City, ALPLM contemplate Lincoln books

 Anyone who suspects that faith in government institutions might be lacking need look no further than a behind-the-scenes kerfuffle involving the city of Springfield and the Abraham Lincoln Presi...
Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:06 am
After a two-year wait, Springfield resident and inventor Sean Denny has received the patent for a new device called the grout bag (a catchier name is likely forthcoming when it goes to market). “I h...
Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:05 am
High school students from Sangamon County will be among more than 30 budding Midwest entrepreneurs scheduled to gather Sunday at the Keller Convention Center in Effingham for a trade show sponsored by...


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