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After years of middling to little success, the Springfield High School boys' basketball team members say they could be poised for a breakout year.Friday's 69-67... [Read More]
The memory of the first animal that J.W. "Bill" Castagno of Thayer rescued for the no-kill, not-for-profit Benld Adopt-A-Pet animal shelter still brings tears to... [Read More]
The Southeast High School boys basketball team will be the No. 1 seed at the Collinsville Holiday Classic as the Spartans attempt to defend their... [Read More]
A fraudulent card game in Springfield in 1931 cost one of Illinois' most prominent Republican women $50,000 – and her career.Myrtle Tanner Blacklidge had been... [Read More]
One of the Secret Service agents who was with President John F. Kennedy when he visited Springfield in 1962 said he remembers a rifle was... [Read More]
Polly Poskin is the only executive director that the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault has ever known. That will change when she retires at the... [Read More]
Southeast High School triggered a running clock in the fourth period and the Spartans cruised past Urbana 83-40 Saturday in a non-conference game.It was the... [Read More]
Litchfield High School used a strong first half and propelled itself to a 50-36 victory over Raymond Lincolnwood Saturday at the Terry Todt Shootout vs.... [Read More]
Maya Fetter scored a team-high 15 points for Springfield High, all coming in the first half and by way of the 3-pointer, leading the Senators... [Read More]
The day had barely begun when the first inkling of what would happen Dec. 1 in Taylorville came through to two meteorologists manning the midnight... [Read More]
Saturday was not Patty Wells' first foray responding to a devastating, out-of-season twister in central Illinois.That would be the EF-4 tornado that barreled through Washington... [Read More]
The Springfield Jaycees first Christmas parade was held in 1949, and has been held continuously since 1972. [Read More]
The day had barely begun when the first inkling of what would happen Dec. 1 in Taylorville came through to two meteorologists manning the midnight... [Read More]
CARLINVILLE — For years, Terry Todt had wanted to see a basketball shootout with high school boys and girls teams from the Macoupin and Montgomery county... [Read More]
Saturday was a busy day for the Mount Olive High School wrestling program.Head coach Ron Ryan and assistant Don Harvill took the Wildcats' boys to... [Read More]
perhaps even to a fault.The athletic 6-foot senior forward averages barely over six shot attempts per game, something that coach Brad Scheffler would like to augment... [Read More]
It was 10 years ago — on Dec. 9, 2008 — that Illinois got a black eye that has yet to fully fade.That's the day... [Read More]
Center Samba Kane received just 15 minutes this season before the University of Illinois' Saturday matchup against UNLV.Kane provided head coach Brad Underwood more frontcourt... [Read More]
National and Illinois organizations that fight wrongful convictions are hailing a new Illinois law as the best protection in the country against false testimony from... [Read More]
August "Augie" Butcher Jr. was so passionate about Friend-in-Deed, the holiday help program of The State Journal-Register, that his obituary suggested that people make memorial... [Read More]
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