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Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 12:01 am
On the plus side, the daily paper has begun publishing letters stating the obvious: What in tarnation was the State Journal-Register thinking when it hired Ted Nugent to appear at an outdoor expo set...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 12:01 am
A majority of Springfield city council members this week said nice things about plans to tax recreational marijuana and establish zoning to decide where dispensaries will be allowed. During discussion...
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 12:06 am
Springfield Police Chief Kenny Winslow this week briefed the city council on the department’s efforts at reducing gun violence, particularly shootings involving proven or suspected gang members. It...
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 12:05 am
We can’t imagine, sometimes, what goes on in the minds of the Masters Of The Fourth Estate, aka the Illinois Press Association. A few years ago, they were rigging journalism contests, which led to t...
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 12:18 am
The best thing to do about wrongful convictions is avoid them. Over and over, the Illinois Innocence Project has learned that bad convictions result from bad police work, whether from jumping to concl...
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 12:17 am
It’s not too early to start thinking about Christmas, when chestnuts roast and sleigh bells jingle and The Nutcracker becomes a mainstay throughout the land. But there can be no Nutcracker without d...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:06 am
With legal cannabis just around the corner, Springfield can expect at least one more pot shop within city limits in addition to two local medical marijuana dispensaries already in operation, one downt...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:05 am
Compass for Kids needs your help by voting for the organization to receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm. Starting Tuesday, Aug. 14, U.S. residents who are 18 and older with a valid email address co...
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 12:06 am
School, everyone knows, has a reputation for not being fun, and after a summer of leisure, it’s easy to understand why kids might not be eager to go back indoors to learn about stuff like math and s...
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 12:05 am
Readers might recall recent news that the Illinois State Police Heritage Foundation, the folks who built the downtown memorial park for fallen officers, had gotten ripped off from someone on the insid...


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