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Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 08:36 am
Horses have a special place in American lore: Barbaro, Champion, Man o’ War, Seabiscuit, Silver, Secretariat and countless others have captured the nation’s attention and imagination. Ther...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 09:39 pm
The City of Springfield received a cash settlement last week in a class action lawsuit over a controversial chemical. The herbicide Atrazine, which may cause heart problems or birth defects in humans ...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 04:32 pm
It’s that time of year again, and so the folks at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Museum are putting a stovepipe hat on display in honor of the 16th president’s 204th birthday. Wh...
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 10:43 pm
Illinois homeowners who took out a mortgage through Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo or Ally/GMAC may be eligible for a cash settlement or mortgage assistance under a federal class-a...
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 06:22 pm
In the Bible, Jesus washes his disciples’ feet in a selfless display of servanthood. On Thursday, a group of nurses will do the same for several chronically homeless people living in the capital...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 03:24 pm
Following a lengthy and contentious meeting of the Springfield school board in which Superintendent Walter Milton proposed cuts to several popular programs to balance the Springfield Public Schools bu...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 05:29 pm
When Springfield last saw Frederick George Celani, he was ’splaining to a federal judge the flimflam known as Kayport Package Express. Oldtimers (and by that we mean anyone who remembers the ear...
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 08:21 am
Who says it’s hard to find a job? Jay Rowell, director of the Illinois Department of Employment Security, met this week with local business leaders and officials from the Salvation Army in Sprin...
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 04:17 pm
Macoupin County good, everyone else bad. That’s the assessment of the Illinois Policy Institute when it comes to government transparency in counties in western and central Illinois. The institut...
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 07:58 pm
Ah, the sweetgum tree. Such a nice name, evoking visions of sugarplums and chocolate chips falling from cotton-candy clouds before the rainbow arrives.The truth, as we all know, is much different. Tho...


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