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Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:00 am

DENNIS LEE “DENNY” POLK June 17, 1955 – May 29, 2016

 When Denny Polk passed away of acute myeloid leukemia this past spring, he left behind a 30-year legacy in area real estate as well as an indelible impression on those who encountered him. By al
Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:00 am

HERBERT LOUIS “HERB” MCMATH, SR. September 6, 1954 – October 5th, 2016

 Herbert Louis McMath, Sr., a 1972 Springfield Southeast High School graduate and 1976 Super Bowl champion, was born in Coahoma, Mississippi, and lived most of his life in Springfield.
News
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 12:00 am

Not making fun of Springfield, but making Springfield fun

 Eight months ago, Springfield-based web series “The Studio Show” – which takes a quirky and humorous look at area arts and community – was featured on the cover of IT (“Making Springfi
News
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 12:00 am

Amanda Vinicky, longtime WUIS reporter, on Illinois politics and her new job in Chicago

 As Statehouse bureau chief for Illinois Public Radio, Amanda Vinicky has been a familiar, authoritative voice on WUIS for a decade, providing excellent coverage of state politics and government.
Visual Art
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 12:00 am

Gallery’s recent opening boasted a catwalk and live models

 Since first opening in the summer of 2011, the Pharmacy Gallery and Art Space has transformed from a group of scrappy upstarts to something of an area institution – all without losing a combin
News
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:00 am

Charles Palmer served 18 years for a crime he didn’t commit

 “It’s a great day and the journey’s just starting,” said a visibly emotional Charles Palmer of Decatur, surrounded by a jubilant crush of family and friends on Nov. 23. Palmer was releas

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