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Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 12:07 am
 Each winter for the past 25 years, the Springfield Art Association has offered an antidote to the common blockbuster with the Molly Schlich Independent and International Film Series. Over the co...
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 12:08 am
 A vivid, effective MonsterWhile no one would ever mistake J.A. Bayona’s A Monster Calls as Christmas fare, love is at the core of the film. This is an at times difficult-to-watch movie that de...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 12:13 am
 The visual arts in Springfield blossomed throughout 2016, with established institutions and grassroots groups alike reporting a great range of positive motion in spite of potentially mitigating...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 12:11 am

She’s sorry, and she wants her daughter back

 Just two months ago, Jennifer Watkins and her daughter Sidney were living a new life in Massachusetts that now seems light years away.Watkins moved from Florida to Massachusetts last summer. Wan...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:13 am

Gearing up responsibly for the great outdoors

 The trouble with winter is that staying warm in the cold weather calls for lots of gear, and all of our manufacturing, selling and consuming takes a toll on the planet we call home. Here are a f...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:14 am

Call to action on climate change

About the articleIn 2015 Illinois Times and dozens of alternative weeklies and other newsmedia outlets participated in Letters to the Future, a project published ahead of the Paris climate talks that...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:13 am

Six things leaders must prioritize to address climate change

 1.    Impose a price on carbonThis could occur in several ways. The revenue-neutral carbon fee has a great backbone of advocacy support. It would charge fossil fuel producers at t...
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 12:11 am

Former guidance dean reports from the front lines on District 186 racial disparities

 Kelly Wickham Hurst spent about 20 years with Springfield School District 186. As guidance dean, she frequently took to her blog and social media to share stories of black students being treated...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:11 am

Bankruptcy firm under fire

 In television ads and on the internet, Ostling and Associates boasts that it is Illinois’ largest bankruptcy law firm.“When you need help, call Ostling and Associates,” the announcer on a...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:10 am

Illinois Education Association president brings back ideas to improve education here

 When I was offered the opportunity to participate in an education study tour of the Finland school system, sponsored by the National Education Association Foundation, I welcomed the opportunity...

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