CURRENT NEWS

 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,...
 Glenwood High School senior Clare Farnsworth, 18, became interested in political activism after witnessing news reports of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in F...
 Authorities won’t say what, if any, steps are being taken to determine whether a federal judge deserves punishment for conversing about a pending case with a paralegal in the U.S. attorney’s...

CAP CITY NEWS

Got a favorite healthy local restaurant, chef or market? Now is the time to let the world know by nominating them for the coveted Snail of Approval. Since 2012, Slow Food Springfield has presented the...
The Asian Indian Women’s Organization (AIWO) will host “a vibrant evening of music, dance, elegant Indian fashion and fine cuisine,” in the form of its 11th India Night, which will be Friday, Se...

GUEST OPINION

 “Do most women wait 40 years to claim someone tried to rape them? Or is that just liberal women?” –A meme posted on my Facebook news feed by a high school friend.When I read those words, I...

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

 Gentrification is a function of power, not natural law or economic inevitability. It occurs when wealthy, politically connected interests make decisions in closed-door meetings to take over the...
 If you live in Indianapolis; Newark, New Jersey; Miami; Austin; Philly; Chicago; Atlanta; or 13 other lucky cities, congratulations, for you’re a finalist in the magnificent “Throw Your Mone...

RICH MILLER

 Gov. Bruce Rauner’s campaign-reset speech last week has been described as “contrite,” a “mea culpa” and even an “apology.”I actually do believe, as Rauner claimed, that he’s “g...
 The J.B. Pritzker campaign slapped a new label on Gov. Bruce Rauner the other day, calling him “Governor Veto” because he’s vetoed several bills that the Democratic candidate supports.Sinc...

Removal from cases signals action, expert says

 Authorities won’t say what, if any, steps are being taken to determine whether a federal judge deserves punishment for conversing about a pending case with a paralegal in the U.S. attorney’s...

Original works on display at SAA this month

 On Friday, Sept. 7, the Springfield Art Association held an opening reception for Vachel Lindsay: Poet, Artist, Visionary, an exhibit featuring original works and memorabilia by the celebrated e...

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