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Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007 10:09 am

Professor identifies factors that make some kids demand so much

Untitled Document With the year’s biggest gift-giving holiday just weeks away, your kids are probably already busy making lists, specifying all the things they absolutely m...
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007 04:27 am

This year, give something uniquely Springfield —

Untitled Document Don’t tell anybody, but Springfield really is an odd place — or, at least, there are many odd things about it. With gift-giving season officially...
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007 11:37 pm

Why the urge to overspend hurts women more

Untitled Document Female shoppers, beware. Black Friday — the day after Thanksgiving, considered one of the biggest shopping days of the year — is lurking at t...
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007 05:26 pm

Sometimes the best gifts can’t be bought

Untitled Document It’s bedazzling, lopsided, and made with love. But what exactly is it? No matter. As soon as a child utters that magical phrase “I ...
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007 02:15 am

Springfield-area nonprofits share their holiday wish lists

Untitled Document Illinois Times invites local nonprofit organizations to tell our readers what they need — in addition to financial support — for the ho...
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007 09:46 am

Some of the events celebrating the season in the Springfield area

Untitled Document Memorial Medical Center’s Festival of Trees Through Nov. 25. A holiday tradition featuring more than 100 decorated trees, wreaths, and centerpieces...
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007 08:08 am

Ex-TV reporters cite demand for quantity over quality

Untitled Document After years of reporting the daily ins and outs of such cities as Rockford, Ill.; Mobile, Ala.; and Kansas City, Mo., former WICS (Channel 20) reporter/anchor M...
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007 04:15 pm

Industry-wide trends catch up to Illinois’ oldest newspaper

Untitled Document Almost as if on display, Sue Schmitt and Barry Locher — publisher and editor, respectively, of the State Journal-Register — were seated in the ...
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007 12:00 am

Ex-commercial radio reporter finds his bliss at UIS

Untitled Document Rich Bradley, news director of WUIS (91.9 FM), fulfilled a lifelong dream when he built Springfield’s only public radio station from the ground up in 1975...
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007 11:43 pm

As dailies falter, Springfield’s African-American-owned weeklies are thriving

Untitled Document Neither of Springfield’s two black newspaper owners was lured into the business by the potential for a large profit margin. In 1983, T.C. Christia...

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