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Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 am
 Springfield is quickly becoming a hot spot for cool races. Whether you’re looking for a hardcore challenge or just something to keep you from languishing on the couch all summer, there’s lik...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 am

Go see some theater.

 Here’s what’s playing this summer at theaters within a stone’s throw of Springfield. If you like musicals, you’re in luck!New Salem’s Theatre in the ParkTwo Gentlemen of Verona May 29-...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 am

Beers for the season

 Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summerThose days of soda and pretzels and beer. –N. King ColeSummer without beer? That would be like ice cream without a cone, a king without a tu...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 am
 June• 4 – Sherman Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing, The Rail Golf Club, 1 p.m. Shotgun Start, Mary Johnson, (217) 525-0365.• 5 – Rochester High School Football Team Golf Outing, Linc...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 am
 Warmer weather sends scores of golfers to their favorite courses every day. Golf is a challenging pastime, but a few pointers can help golfers hone their short games, long games and everything i...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 am

Plan now to take in summer sounds

 That sibilant sizzling in the air is the sound of a spectacularly sultry summer concert season. In town and throughout the region, it’s clear that if you don’t manage to see any great gigs t...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:01 am

Illinois coal in slump

 A decade ago, Chris Cline was sitting at the top of the proverbial coal heap.Cline, who made his fortune mining coal in Appalachia, bet big on Illinois coal at the dawn of the 21st century, quie...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:01 am

Thoughts for PrideFest from Equality Illinois

 Springfield PrideFest marks the first festival of the season celebrating Pride for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Illinoisans, our families, friends, allies and neighbors. On June...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am

Compassionate response to victims gives them confidence to report

 Julia Dixon only knew her attacker a few hours before her exciting new college experience became a nightmare.It was her second weekend at college, and Dixon, then age 18, was watching YouTube vi...

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