CURRENT NEWS

If the backhoe had dug just one foot to the east, it might have missed the feature altogether. As it was, archaeologist Floyd Mansberger and the crew of Fever River Research got lucky the day they put...
 “It’s beautiful to see the transformative power of secrets,” said Frank Warren, who will host the multimedia “PostSecret Live” presentation at the University of Illinois Springfield St...
 Betsy Dollar, whose current exhibition “New Paper Works” is ongoing at the Chatham Area Public Library, explained that papermaking was not always an end in itself for her. “It started out...

CAP CITY NEWS

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...
The Monticello Railway Museum, the Illinois State Military Museum and Monticello Main Street will team up to honor Monticello, Illinois’ first casualty in World War I on Saturday, Oct. 20. Pvt. Roy...

GUEST OPINION

Tell me: What does it actually mean to be an American? In the press of day-to-day events and amid the ongoing tumult of politics, we don’t think about this much. Yet it’s a crucial question, one t...

After a thousand columns, it’s time for a break

 This week’s column is the 1,000th to appear under my name in this paper, and I’ve decided it’s time to take a break from weekly opinion-mongering. After so many essays, even I am getting t...

The newest draft city plan is a good one

 The Springfield city council has before it a draft of a new comprehensive city plan, City of Springfield Comprehensive Plan, “Forging a New Legacy,” intended to guide development in the capi...

JIM HIGHTOWER

A consortium of national, state and local officials of Republican persuasion have mounted a tawdry campaign over the past decade to slam the ballot box shut on entire segments of America’s electorat...
Listen to the eerie “sound of silence” from the Trumpeteers and congressional Republicans who so loudly cheered themselves just a year ago for bestowing a trillion-dollar tax giveaway on corporate...

RICH MILLER

Dear J.B. Pritzker, I totally understand the campaign politics of not wanting to say what you think the income tax rates should be under a graduated tax structure. I also get why you won’t say what...
J.B. Pritzker was recently endorsed by Crain’s Chicago Business. The state’s premiere business magazine endorsed a candidate whose biggest promise is to raise taxes on the publication’s well-off...

The MBA program at UIS broadens its appeal

Associate professor Nathan Steele, Ph.D., a popular and respected instructor and researcher in the University of Illinois Springfield’s college of business and management for over a decade, is excit...

ALPLM won't show controversial hat

A hat that purportedly but not provably belonged to Abraham Lincoln is off the display list at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum pending review of the artifact’s provenance that...

Criminal charges pending

 Officials at Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln have ignored sexual misconduct involving guards and other employees, according to three lawsuits filed since last November.Two of the lawsuits,...

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