CURRENT NEWS

A copy of A Survey Of The Ishams In England And America: Eight Hundred And Fifty Years of History and Genealogy is in the wind.Published in 1938, the 672-page tome that traces the ancestry of the Isha...
 It is noon. Terry Purcell of Springfield and John (Oz) Osborn of Rochester stand at the bottom of the stairs of a 14-story building, ready to race to the top – for the 10th time in the past ho...
 It was July 13, 1864, when Wilmer Dickerson of Jacksonville came across a chilling sight while marching through Georgia.After nearly three years as a Union soldier, Dickerson had been through se...
 Tears flowed on both sides of the courtroom well this week as a man convicted of killing a man with Springfield roots was sent to prison more than four years after the fact.Sangamon County Assoc...

CAP CITY NEWS

The Springfield Public Schools Foundation will host “One Eighty Six Books,” its first-ever pop-op book shop, on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. at the Old Capitol Farmers Market at 407 E....

GUEST OPINION

As Republicans in Congress move forward on their tax plan, it’s worth remembering one thing: whatever the legislative particulars, keep your eye on the plan’s impact on the federal debt. Our debt...
 One of the gifts of living in a representative democracy is that voting is only one of the rights it confers. For ordinary people who want to make change – who in some way want to alter their...

The bidding is underway for Amazon’s new headquarters

 Usually, Amazon sells stuff at a discounted price. At the moment it is trying to sell something at the highest possible price – a second headquarters operation somewhere other than its hometow...

Sangamon County tries to reinvent the wheel

 In 2015, in a rare lucid moment (see “A place for business to live,” Aug. 6, 2015), I suggested that Mayor Jim Langfelder’s just unveiled economic development commission include not only t...

JIM HIGHTOWER

 No one has imagined corporate domination more expansively nor pushed it harder or further than Jeffery Preston Bezos, and his Amazon stands today as the most advanced and the most ambitious mode...

RICH MILLER

One of the most unusual Illinois veto sessions I’ve ever seen wrapped up last week.The two-week session was supposed to be about whether infuriated legislative Republicans would abandon Gov. Bruce R...

Fender bender ended in death

 Tears flowed on both sides of the courtroom well this week as a man convicted of killing a man with Springfield roots was sent to prison more than four years after the fact.Sangamon County Assoc...

City keeps shooting self in foot

 October wasn’t a good month for the city of Springfield.First came a damning report commissioned by Sangamon County, whose hired consultant, tasked with figuring out ways to improve the local...

Claims negligence led to mishap

 A man critically injured a year ago when a traffic pillar fell on his head near the Old State Capitol has sued Springfield and the state of Illinois, saying that he has suffered permanent brain...

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