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Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:17 am

A judge ordered him released. He’s still in jail.

Perhaps the biggest question about Marco Nicolas-Sanchez is why he stayed.Maybe he was naïve. He got busted for driving under the influence in Rantoul last year, and it’s well-known that illegal im...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:16 am
When we think steamy historic romances, our eye turns to Elizabeth Bacon Custer and her husband George Armstrong, who was court martialed on charges of abandoning his duties to visit his beloved, whom...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:15 am
There is no truth to the rumor that a 30-foot-high statue of beleaguered nice guy Joe Crain, erstwhile TV meteorologist, has been commissioned for installation outside city hall, but lordy, stranger t...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:01 am
With a fiscal year 2020 operating budget in place and a historic legislative session in the rearview mirror, Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza is “cautiously optimistic” about the state’s new ...
Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:08 am

Poplar Place redeveloper wins tax credits

 A dilapidated Springfield housing development cleared a hurdle this month with the award of tax credits by the Illinois Housing Development Authority.It is, project backers say, the biggest step...
Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:06 am
Let’s say you want to build something but the land isn’t properly zoned. For Dollar General, that hasn’t been a problem for a store at the intersection of 11th and Ash streets, where constructio...
Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:05 am
For now, at least, Springfield has given up on a grand promenade leading down Capitol Avenue to the hallowed dome where legislators work their magic. The state and feds initially forked over more than...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:07 am

John Knoepfle, 96, reads from his latest work May 25

 I recently sat down with John and Peg Knoepfle at their residence in Hickory Glen to ask questions about their life experiences, both personal and literary. I quickly surmised that both are mast...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:06 am
 In America, anything is possible. Good or bad.Three years ago, a gunman killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Florida. On Saturday, thousands of people, no one can say for sure just how many, g...


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