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Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 12:01 am
“Wishes really do come true,” says Jim Leach, in a press release, “and the 2019 Springfield Muni Opera season proves it.” Leach is president of the Muni board of managers. “But it’s not ju...
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 12:06 am
We’re doomed. Well, maybe not doomed, but nonetheless in a heap of trouble, thanks to a heap of coal ash from the city’s power plant that’s built up next to Lake Springfield. That’s the takeaw...
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 12:05 am
You gotta love Ward 7 Ald. Joe McMenamin, a man who knows his seasons. Take winter, for instance. In August, when sunshine was cheap and the city council, alarmed that an out-of-town outfit had underb...
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 12:01 am
Illinois became the 16th state to legalize same-sex marriage five years ago, when marriage equality legislation was signed into law on Nov. 20, 2013. The U.S. Supreme Court did not issue its historic ...
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 12:01 am
Final signatures aren’t yet on paper, but a contract between State Journal-Register newsroom employees and GateHouse Media, corporate owner of the Springfield daily, has been ratified by workers and...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 03:06 am
Those on the front lines of caring for the hungry and homeless have been talking about working together ever since Ossie Langfelder was mayor in the 1980s. The efforts to coordinate and cooperate usua...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 12:05 am
Springfield is competing against 40 other communities across the nation to win a $25,000 matching grant to host 10 free concerts in downtown next summer. There are two key aspects of the Levitt AMP [Y...
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 12:06 am
The Jewish Federation of Springfield and the Jewish Community Relations Council have made plans to “bring together the Springfield community” to mourn the loss of life at the Tree of Life Synagogu...
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 12:05 am
When last we heard of Springfield police officer Paul Carpenter, the city was paying $24,000 to neighbors who sued after the officer, while on duty, pulled over a woman who lived down the street whom...
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 12:06 am
Spooky, Halloween-themed acts, pop-up performances and a haunted maze backstage are just the beginning of the fun at “Muni Mayhem,” happening Oct. 11-13 at the Muni Opera. An official announcement...


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