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Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 09:08 am
Downtown Springfield had a 10,000-square-foot children’s museum from 1996 to 2001,  which closed from a lack of money and interest. Which raises a question: The proposed new on will succeed bec...
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 08:25 am
 More on the subject of local histories: Helen Van Cleave Blankmeyer wrote a history of Sangamon County titled The Sangamo Country. I don’t recall if it was commissioned by or merely published ...
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 11:12 am
I tried to say all this a year and a half ago in “Living too high off the hog” (March 3, 2011) but this time I will hand the mike over to Aaron Carroll at the Incidental Economist. Referring to re...
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 03:24 pm

Z Bistro hosts holiday preview for this weekends Route 66 Film Festival

 Get into the Halloween spirit tonight at 7 with a free screening of the horror comedy They Will Outlive Us All tonight at ZBistro (220 S. Sixth St.). The film takes place in ...
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 01:31 pm

A Haunted Handbook

You didn't ask for it; but here it is. Chicago Haunted Handbook: 99 Ghostly Places You Can Visit in the Around the Windy City by Jeff Morris and Vince Sheilds. Buy yours today if you're headed to Ch...
Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 12:42 am

Making poetry more accessible

A recently posted article by Austen Rosenfeld, "Why Billy Collins is America's Most Popular Poet," points out pertinent thoughts about poetry today. Mainly, has academia hijacked the art of poet...
Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 12:07 am
An important message to get out to folks. Oct. 1 marked the kick-off of the 10th Anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month! This month the U.S Department of Homeland Securi...

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