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Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:06 am
What do Leonardo da Vinci, Freda Kahlo and George Washington Carver have in common? All were either gay or bisexual, and the world would be a lesser place if they’d never lived. To honor them and do...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:05 am
Springfield’s decades-old proposal to build a second lake remains a distant prospect, but the city is moving ahead with land acquisitions nonetheless. On Aug. 18, the Springfield City Council approv...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:06 am
Springfield’s municipal utility may have found a way out of the financial hole its electricity division has been stuck in for years. Springfield mayor Jim Langfelder and City Water, Light and Power...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:05 am
We confess that we were growing a bit worried. Tuesday was the deadline for Attorney General Lisa Madigan to order Gov. Bruce Rauner to turn over copies of his appointment calendar requested last spri...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am
Remember those nifty faux bricks on State Street we wrote about recently? They were mighty hard to see on Tuesday when a rainstorm, relatively mild as Springfield downpours go, made the street made fr...
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:05 am
 It’s been a long road for the Access 4 Christian Producers, but they’ve finally reached home. As the name suggests, A4CP is a group of Christian producers who make television shows on Spring...
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 09:53 am
There are monsters in Lake Springfield. Just ask John Bowling Jr. of Springfield and Jacob Branham of Chatham. On April 22, they pulled a 21.3-pound catfish out of the lake to win the 6th Annual Joh...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:06 am
Remember Timmy Lynch? He’s the little boy from Springfield whose dream came true two years ago when country superstar Brad Paisley tossed his hat to the tyke during a concert at Prairie Capital Conv...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:05 am
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Congratulations to Dylan McCafferty of Sherman, whose show hog won Grand Champion Barrow in the Governor’s Sale of Champions at the Illinois State Fair on Aug. 18. The hog sold for a record $76,500,...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:06 am
One Springfield mother in need got a welcome gift last week: a brand new mattress. But this mother wasn’t looking out for herself. The mattress, a donation from a Springfield retailer, was for her c...

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