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Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 12:12 am

Jackie Jackson caps her literary career with publication of The Round Barn, Vol. 4

 Saying Jackie Jackson’s magnum opus is about a barn, is like saying Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a history of rabbit holes. The Round Barn encompasses a way of life that has all but d...
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 12:11 am

Sangamon CEO teaches students entrepreneurial skills

 Who would rise early to get to a class at 7:30, leave at 9 to spend a full day at school, return in the evening and even weekends to fulfill requirements, while also finishing homework, particip...
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 12:10 am
Hundreds of people turned out for the inaugural Best Of Springfield party at the BOS Center on Thursday, Oct. 26. It was 1985 all over again, and there were many celebrity sightings, including Flavor...
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 12:07 am

Conservative with a clean image, Erika Harold launches unlikely campaign for attorney general

 It’s not unusual for Illinois politicians to end up in prison, but usually it happens after they are elected, not before.For Erika Harold, the only Republican running for Illinois attorney gen...
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 12:11 am
 In America, we commonly think of press freedom and censorship in terms of the First Amendment, which focuses attention on the press itself and limits on the power of government to restrict it. B...
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 12:10 am

Acting up and melting down result from Adverse Childhood Experiences

 Educators are beginning to get answers to questions they have always asked: Am I doing something wrong? Why does a student react violently to a simple request? Why does another student retreat a...
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:12 am

Three years after shutdown, “nontraditional” education takes shape

 Bram Stoker would have liked this school.“Just drive by at night,” said Benedictine University Springfield Campus Director Janet Kirby. “It has taken time for the community to understand t...
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 12:09 am

Trying to rejuvenate a long-running jazz festival

 Once upon a time, before hip-hop, rap, hot country and even rock in all its formats, jazz ruled as the cool and popular music of the day. Considered a justifiably fitting style for an expanding...
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 12:10 am

Townships face scrutiny

Tax collectors in the Bible occupy the same social strata as sinners and prostitutes. The Beatles portrayed the taxman as a taunting, greedy parasite.And then there’s Janine Stroble.For 32 years, St...
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 12:10 am

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, grassroots protest is thriving in central Illinois

All across the country, a new surge of grassroots activism is taking place, frequently spearheaded by citizens who had not necessarily been politically involved previously. Often growing out of social...


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