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Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 11:24 am
With the advent of digital book downloads, it seems unlikely that a company specializing in electronic books would encourage people to visit traditional brick-and-mortar libraries. But the Chatham Are...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 02:43 am
Nothin’ beats the blues like being a part of them. Downtown Springfield, Inc. is looking for volunteers to help with its 2011 Old Capitol Blues and BBQs event, a street celebration scheduled for...
Thursday, July 28, 2011 10:11 pm
The voice of the song “Riding with Private Malone” and a face of Operation Troop Aid, country music star David Ball will be in Springfield this Saturday, July 30, to help raise money for s...
Thursday, July 28, 2011 08:22 pm
Are you having trouble making ends meet? Do you often find your bank account empty toward the end of each pay period? If so, there is help available, in the form of a free budget counseling session wi...
Thursday, July 21, 2011 03:46 am
Peace Camp is looking for a new director.After 16 straight years of teaching children about constructive ways to deal with conflict, this summer’s week-long Peace Camp program has been cancelled...
Thursday, July 21, 2011 03:29 am
After more than a year of work and anticipation, the first leg of the Sangamon Valley Trail is almost ready to open. The 5.5-mile section connects Springfield’s Centennial Park with Stuart Park ...
Thursday, July 14, 2011 11:58 am
The broiling heat of summer couldn’t melt the spirits of about 16 teens volunteering their time at the community garden in the state fairgrounds on Tuesday. The high school-aged youth mulched, w...
Thursday, July 14, 2011 03:29 am
Springfield traffic is mostly kinda square, but a new project could change that. With construction now underway, the city is about to get its first roundabout intersection [see “Going ’rou...
Thursday, July 7, 2011 03:46 am
Is that old refrigerator in your kitchen, garage or basement sucking up gobs of electricity? If so, now is a good time to get rid of that inefficient appliance, save some money on your power bill, hel...
Thursday, July 7, 2011 03:46 am
July and weather that feels like summer may only have just arrived, but school is just around the corner. In preparation, community members are organizing a supply drive for students in Springfield, P...


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