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Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 12:16 am
 CAPITAL TOWNSHIP SHOULD GO TO CITY, NOT COUNTYCapital Township Supervisor Tom Cavanagh called it a “no-brainer” that the township should merge with Sangamon County after a large majority vot...
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 12:17 am
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICAReady or not, it’s Christmas! Stores have been stocking shelves for months. Television advertising is all ho-ho-ho. A local radio station is cranking out yuletide tunes 24/7. M...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 12:14 am
 A CURE FOR DIABETESWith great interest I read the Nov. 8 article (“Trying to get a killer under control,” Illinois Times, by Karen Ackerman Witter) on diabetes and the program sponsored by t...
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 12:14 am
 EVERYONE NEEDS A PLACE TO GOThe First Presbyterian Church of Springfield has respectfully requested that the mayor’s office and the City of Springfield address the chronic issue of human waste...
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 12:16 am
VOTE ON ELECTION DAYAmericans are incredibly lucky to be able to vote, but just 56 percent took advantage of this opportunity in the last presidential election. In contrast, 26 countries have a higher...
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 12:12 am
 SO LONG, SEARSSo long, Sears. What? Too soon? Actually it’s Kmart that’s filing bankruptcy. Kmart bought Sears and changed the name to improve their image. Sort of like Southwestern Bell wit...
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 12:19 am
 APPETITE ON THE AVENUETaking place in Shop ’n Save’s vast parking lot on North Grand Avenue, just east of First Street from 4:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday evening’s (Oct. 9) Appetite on the Avenu...
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 12:16 am
LANPHIER ‘IMPROVEMENTS’ I noticed the picture of the proposed improvements to Lanphier High School in the Sept. 13-19 edition of Illinois Times. What the picture failed to show was the two ne...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 12:18 am
REMEMBER THE CENTENNIALAmong other things, the State of Illinois Bicentennial represents a golden opportunity to look back and appreciate the state’s centennial celebration. Events were held through...
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 12:21 am
TRAIN PROBLEMSSpringfield has a problem that no mid-sized city with hopes of development should have: trains. There are three sets of tracks that run right through the middle of the city. At just abou...


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