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Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:01 am
Now a renowned and beloved Springfield-based singer, Johnnie Owens’ voice and talent took him around the world in his younger days. Earlier this week we tried to cover his lifetime in music during an hour conversation while listening to his new CD Butter! in the background at his apartment on Second Street....
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am
 A performing songwriter since 2006, Ezra Furman hangs out in the indie-rock, folk-rock, original music land and calls Chicago home. With the Harpoons, the group delivers ferociously friendly sou...
Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:04 am
Oh, I can close my eyes and hear those wonderful sounds of music played out-of-doors as the weather breaks and spring returns to take us into summer. I hear rock bands outside in beer gardens, festiva...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 02:54 am
We Glatzs have a long history of throwing surprise parties, largely due to my husband, Peter.For my first birthday after our wedding, for days ahead he’d get up after I’d fallen asleep, ro...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 06:34 am

University support staff claim pay disparity between union, non-union workers

A group of union workers at the University of Illinois Springfield claims many of their non-union counterparts got raises above the university’s own limits. The workers also claim UIS pays suppo...
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 10:15 am
A self-described “melodic indie/punk band,” Hospital Job also says to, “think Superdrag meets The Ramones trying to play Jesus and Mary Chain covers” as a good way to understan...
Thursday, July 26, 2012 01:01 pm

Jean Driscoll raises funds for disabled veterans center

Though she wore long sleeves, Jean Driscoll’s muscular arms were evident as she confidently gripped the handrims of her wheelchair. She hasn’t competed professionally in years, but Driscol...
Thursday, April 7, 2011 09:51 am

$22 million in tuition increase; $9.7 million in raises

Certain University of Illinois employees together received $9.7 million in raises this fiscal year, according to an Illinois Times analysis of UI salary data. Meanwhile, the state’s largest publ...
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 03:36 pm

Proposed parking fine increase causes clash in city council

Parking in Springfield is cheap. Visitors from Chicago sometimes joke that it’s cheaper to get a parking ticket here than to simply pay the meter in their city. But that could change with a prop...

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