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Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 12:09 am

In Springfield – and in cities across the country – government policies keep racial segregation in place

 It didn’t take Silas Johnson long after he moved to Springfield to identify the border that separates the black section of the city from the white one.Growing up in Mississippi as the civil ri...
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 12:10 am

Dancing for those with Parkinson’s disease

 It isn’t your typical dance class, but for those who attend it is a time of joy, movement and camaraderie.  Called Joy of Movement, the dance classes are specifically geared for those liv...
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 12:01 am

The future of Republicans in Illinois

 With the unpopular term of Gov. Bruce Rauner and divisive politics of President Donald Trump, coupled with a state that’s been losing population and a shifting demographic, Republican leaders ...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 12:15 am
 It’s never too late to adopt better eating habits and experiment with natural, fresh and whole foods.  Avoiding processed foods and added sugar are keys to eating a more nutritious diet....
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 12:14 am
 I set out to write about getting outdoors and staying active in the winter because, frankly, I was in desperate need of motivation. My second child was born late last summer, and when an early a...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 12:12 am
 Many of us make a list of New Year’s resolutions that may or may not be attainable, and all too often people vow to go to the gym or lose weight, both of which are rather vague. According to t...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 12:11 am

Moving away from an unhealthy lifestyle

 Shawn Balint is a local radio personality who works as the news director for Neuhoff Media.Some people figure out how to be Superman, but they don’t know how to be Clark Kent.  That could...
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 12:09 am

A crowded field for municipal races

 If you think there are a lot of politicians on the make in Springfield, you’d be right.Thirty-two candidates are vying for 13 municipal offices in the upcoming April 2 municipal election. Thre...
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 12:08 am

What the state report card doesn’t tell you about Harvard Park

 “If you spend any time with these kids, your heart will melt. You look at these kids, some as poor as church mice, and they’re learning, they’re excited.”Those are the words of Harvard P...


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