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Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 12:09 am

Girl’s mother weeps after hearing

 Sidney Watkins, the 10-year-old girl at the center of a bitter custody fight, says that she doesn’t want to live with her mother anymore.The little girl at the center of one of the most bitter...
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 12:08 am

Pension fund resists move to passive investments

 The head of the state pension system for teachers warns that a $531 million reduction in expected state contributions to the pension plan this year will cost taxpayers $1.6 billion in the future...
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 12:06 am
In a new study, New York-based personal finance company SmartAsset analyzed 200 cities and found that Springfield ranks sixth among U.S. cities where the median income goes the furthest in terms of ho...
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 12:05 am
If you thought The Civil War, the PBS documentary released in 1990 that made filmmaker Ken Burns a household name, was a big deal, just wait. Burns says that The Vietnam War, set to premier on Sept. 1...
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 05:40 pm

Mother weeps after hearing

 Sidney Watkins, the 10-year-old girl at the center of a bitter custody fight, says that she doesn’t want to live with her mother anymore. The little girl at the center of one of the most...
Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 04:48 pm
 “It was probably some kid who saw what a beautiful day it was gonna be and wanted to be outside,” smiled Jenny Loftus, standing toward the end of a line stretching about a quarter of the way...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 02:25 pm
After a staff shakeup that sent four members of the governor’s press office out the door, the acting spokeswoman for Gov. Bruce Rauner says that the governor’s chief of staff still has the gove...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:09 am

After a long real estate career, John Barber still exemplifies persistence

 Patience and persistence add up to inspiration. That is what describes John Barber, who has been fighting cancer for several years and a series of chemotherapy treatments for over 18 months, som...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:08 am
 For a few weeks earlier this summer, Chicago-based artist James Pepper Kelly became a temporary fixture at area coffee houses and bars, picking local denizens’ brains about their hopes, dreams...

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