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Thursday, July 12, 2018 12:05 am
When last we checked, folks conducting a series of polls about the best and biggest as part of observances of Illinois’ bicentennial had decreed that the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Mus...
Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:08 am
 Under a blazing sun at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30, approximately 500 people gathered at the Old State Capitol plaza for a rally in opposition to current federal immigration policy. Part of a coor...
Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:07 am
 A bookstore in downtown Springfield aims to educate visitors on the vital role Illinois played in the Civil War. Every Thursday night during the summer, Books on the Square, 427 E. Washington St...
Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:06 am
The Engle Farm in Roodhouse will be the site of two Hummingbird Festivals, scheduled for Thursday, July 12 and Sunday, Aug. 12. Despite this having been a disappointing year for area hummingbird enthu...
Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:05 am
Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs recently announced Hayden Schumer of Chatham as the winner of the bicentennial coin contest. The design was one of five finalists voted on by the public. The...
Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:08 am
Since 2014, Springfield-based multiple-platform entertainment conglomerate HISO Music has been building its business steadily, to the point where it has started to feel growing pains. Now the company...
Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:06 am

Pitch to Pritzker doesn’t pan

 A dress once worn by Marilyn Monroe fetched $50,000 last Saturday as the struggling Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation sold eight non-Lincoln items at a Las Vegas auction.Seven phot...
Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:05 am
 A bookstore in downtown Springfield aims to educate visitors on the vital role Illinois played in the Civil War. Every Thursday night during the summer, Books on the Square, 427 E. Washington St...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 01:02 pm

Cornelius on paid leave

Astute observers may have wondered why Samuel Wheeler, Illinois state historian, was the one who showed off Lincoln relics to a reporter in a recent CBS News spot that ran coast-to-coast, putting t...

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