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Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:25 am

The Y Block and Yasgur’s farm

 We are arriving, this year, at some important anniversaries.Already, we have observed one. The big day having passed, D-Day, 75th Anniversary: A Millennials Guide, is on steep discount at Amazon...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:24 am
If you talk to the Statehouse old-timers, they’ll tell you they haven’t seen such a productive spring legislative session since Gov. Jim Thompson’s days. I think it’s probably safe to say that...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:23 am
BASEBALL STORIES A GOOD READI have enjoyed the recent stories on baseball by Stuart Shiffman.  Regarding his story on Harry Caray (“Baseball’s salesman,” May 30), I heard many a broadcast b...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:22 am
Democratic Gov. J. B. Pritzker and the legislature have gambled on a new direction for Illinois. The dramatic new course seeks to turn our state from a government mired in conflict, impasse and perenn...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:22 am
In the current Pure News USA, fellow newspaper CEO T.C. Christian, Jr. observes Father’s Day by paying tribute to his father, T.C. Christian, Sr., in a piece called “He left me his name.” The el...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:21 am
 Municipal bands are a tradition in many towns and cities nationwide, and Springfield is fortunate to have one. In fact, for over 80 years the Springfield Municipal Band has been providing summer...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:20 am
 The history of cricket goes back to 16th century England. It later made a successful leap across the Atlantic and eventually made its way to this area by the early 1800s. For a time, it was almo...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:19 am

Springfield ponders cutting back on coal

 Twenty-five minutes into a city council discussion on the future of City Water, Light and Power last month, someone finally used the c-word.“We always say that CWLP is the crown jewel of Sprin...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:19 am
 Visitors from around the globe pop into the 66 Memories shop in Atlanta, Illinois, to catch some kitsch associated with the mother of all roads. You can join them with just a 50-mile drive up I-...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:18 am
 Doris Marbold Decker, 82, is looking forward to the Sixth Historic Marbold Farmstead Antique Show and Farm Fest on June 22-23. Tears well up in Decker’s eyes – and in all listening to her �...


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