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Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:05 am
 When Phil and Imogene Rebbe opened Rebbe’s Restaurant and Tavern in Petersburg in 1975, they didn’t know their first fundraising benefit for Brother James Court, a housing facility in Spring...
Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:05 am
On April 23 the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether to allow a citizenship status question on the 2020 Census. The high court will need to reach a decision quickly once oral arguments are present...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:06 am
Some random takeaways from Tuesday’s election. First, think of all the good that might have been done with money that rolled into Frank “Not A Chance” Edwards’ campaign. The only way he was go...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:05 am
The green donation bins are ubiquitous around the city, found in the parking lots of many businesses. At times, the donations overflow: electronics, bags of clothes, stuffed animals and more. But not...
Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:01 am
Remember four years ago, when proponents of a downtown apartment complex came here from Iowa, asking the city for tax increment financing money to subsidize a 70-unit apartment complex at Fourth and M...
Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:01 am
With the municipal election in less than a week, the candidates have been keeping the city’s inspector general busy with complaints about their opponents. Two reports issued at the end of last month...
Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:06 am
A struggling mother of three was given notice that she was being evicted. Despite the tenant’s financial struggles, she remained in good standing with the landlord, said state Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-...
Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:05 am
A Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy would have done well to use a bit more care last week while responding to a wee-hours burglar alarm. Deputy David Howse was northbound on Sixth Street in downtown...
Thursday, March 7, 2019 12:06 am
He’s not Donald Trump, at least not yet, but local auto dealership magnate Todd Green made a splash this week by announcing that he’s gone into the hotel business, acquiring Portfolio Hotels and R...
Thursday, March 7, 2019 12:05 am
The only thing more aggravating than using Springfield’s coin-op parking meters – who carries change anymore – is not being able to use them when they’re covered by red “No Parking” bags....


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