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Thursday, May 6, 2010 10:02 am

Paul Rusesabagina speaks in Springfield May 12

Just when we thought Rwanda had reinvented itself into a genuine success story in Africa, and that Rwandan president Paul Kagame had become a star of international leadership, along comes the hero of ...
Thursday, May 6, 2010 02:55 am

The capital city learns to tango, swing and waltz

It’s chilly in the packed parking lot of the Eagles Club on Springfield’s far east side. But inside the club’s cavernous concrete ballroom more than 100 novice dancers are shedding s...
Thursday, March 11, 2010 03:40 pm

Springfield and Illinois hope to increase tourism despite poor economy

Illinois Bureau of Tourism Deputy Director Jan Kostner refuses to dwell on the poor economy and its effect on tourism.In mid-February, as she delivered the annual State of the State of Tourism Address...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 03:58 pm

University of Illinois’ Krannert Center aims to provide a space for all to enjoy the arts

Mike Ross, director of Urbana’s Krannert Centerfor the Performing Arts, is hard-pressed to name his favorite place to be inside the University of Illinois’ celebrated arts space.Ross...
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 03:50 am

"I'm trying to get the hang of Facebook, but it's not going well."

I had seven e-mails from an older gentleman who is the president of a highly respected nonprofit asking me to become his friend on Facebook. It was so unnerving I joined Facebook just to make the e-...
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 03:56 pm

Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence explored in documentary

Untitled Document One need only look at the roof of the Dana-Thomas House, with its upturned corners, to see Japan’s influence on architect Frank Lloyd Wright. &#822...
Thursday, June 14, 2007 01:55 pm

Illinois Humane raises funds with motorcycle enthusiasts

Untitled Document Illinois Humane hosts the Hogs for Dogs dice run for the second year in a row on Saturday, June 16. Money raised at the run “goes directly to animal care ...
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007 02:56 am

A dental mission trip to Jamaica turns into an adventure

Untitled Document Larry Harnly, a retired State Journal-Register sports editor, was part of a group of 32, about half from Springfield, who spent one week in Jamaica on...
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006 02:32 pm

Wake up to 2007 without a hangover - but wth many happy memories

Untitled Document Don’t get caught stuck to a barstool in lieu of ringing in the new year. The last day of 2006 is a time for changes. Make this year the year you actually remember singing...


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