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Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am
When the Nazis began forcing groups deemed “undesirable” into concentration camps in March 1933, gay people were among those rounded up and murdered. Gay people were forced to wear a pink triangle...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 am
Summer camp is a time of discovery and growth for those privileged enough to go, but for underprivileged kids, it could mean starting the next school year on track instead of trying to catch up. Camp ...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:01 am
Guy Sternberg is a different sort of tree hugger. Last year, Sternberg and other arborphiles convinced the Illinois Department of Transportation to spare a group of about 30 historical trees which wer...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:01 am
A week ago, Calvin Christian, who is either Springfield’s most persecuted motorist or its biggest traffic scofflaw, had access to wheels and lawyers who were handling his civil-rights lawsuit agains...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
In 1865, Mary Jane Tully came to Springfield from Arkansas seeking a new beginning from the destructive Civil War. When she arrived here, the Springfield Home for the Friendless helped Tully settle in...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
There’s nothing quite like a soaring vocal harmony that awakens tired ears and excites the soul. That’s the feeling you’ll get when the Sound Celebration Chorus sings. They’re a Springfield-ba...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am
Looking for a way to give back but afraid of commitment? If you can handle volunteering for one day, you can join more than 7,000 Comcast employees, from Illinois, northwest Indiana and southwest Mich...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 am
The Sangamon County Juvenile Detention Center once had such a paucity of prisoners that the county shut down a 24-bed wing in 2009, housed detainees from other counties and at one point considered con...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 am
Building a house with all volunteer labor is impressive, but building 100 houses that way is an accomplishment. Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County is planning its 100th building project this summ...
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:01 am
At a time when college tuition on average is increasing at around twice the rate of inflation, it’s hard to imagine any school actually decreasing the cost of attendance. But Lincoln Christian Unive...


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