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Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 12:00 am

If the city administration is sincere about addressing racism, an apology is in order

Untitled Document I recently attended a celebration in honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It ended, as many such celebrations do, with the audience members linking a
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 12:00 am

Firefighter’s fight ends in success

Untitled Document It took several strokes of luck, but last week Springfield Fire Department Capt. Mark Dyment finally won his fight for veterans points. These points, calcula
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008 12:00 am

Historians criticize plan to scatter Illinois-history collection

Untitled Document If you’ve ever gone to the library in search of a certain book, only to stumble upon an even better one on the next shelf, then you will understand the ba
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008 12:00 am

Don’t let the facts get in the way of a stupid Internet rumor

Untitled Document This is the stupidest column I’ve ever written. I just wanted to tell you that up front. And yeah, I know, my last column was about my dog — pretty
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007 12:00 am

With a little help from his friends

Untitled Document In June, Springfield Police Sgt. Al Jones went from being president of the patrol officers’ union to being expelled from its membership. As painful as tha
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007 12:00 am

Gaining perspective with the help of a new friend

Untitled Document Like turkey and mistletoe and eggnog and fruitcake, there’s a tradition in the journalism business of wrapping up each year with a look back at the storie
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007 12:00 am

Milhiser to succeed Weinhoeft at state’s attorney’s office

Untitled Document That whooshing sound you hear from the corner of Ninth and Monroe isn’t wind; it’s a sigh of relief running through the Sangamon County Courthouse o
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 12:00 am

Keith Harris looks back at his years of incarceration without bitterness

Untitled Document In his family, Keith Harris is known as the favorite uncle who will take a few of the nieces and nephews for the day, go to the nursing home and hang out with t
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007 12:00 am

Effort to repair grandmother’s house inches forward

Untitled Document When Illinois Times first wrote about Dorothy Milford [see “The way back home,” April 5, 2007], this widow raising six grandchildren ages 5 to
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007 12:00 am

When Evan’s birth mom came for the holidays

Untitled Document Last Christmas, we had some relatives come visit. Stop the presses, right? It seemed pretty mundane to me, too, at the moment I so casually tossed out the invit


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