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Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 grampa poem #3in a letter to his second son my grampa writes, “If I try to tell you what you like and what you dislike I may play the role of the shoemaker who was fitting a pair of shoes to a...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 This year’s Capital City Century is headed for new territory – historic Clayville, just east of Pleasant Plains. Riders can do loops from the Clayville food stop to add mileage before return...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 The fifth annual Springfield Oyster and Beer Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, rain or shine at the Inn at 835. Enjoy craft beer from more than 30 brewers across the Midwest and nationall...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 Blue Man Group is a wildly popular stage act consisting of three guys who paint themselves blue and perform a theatrical show that combines comedy, music and multimedia. If you’ve never seen B...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 Shakespeare’s classic play Hamlet comes to the Hoogland Center for the Arts. What’s great about this performance is that local actress Aasne Vigesaa is playing the role of Hamlet. Something...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 The heart of Virginia, Illinois, about 30 miles northwest of Springfield on Rt. 125, is its town square. The anchor of the square’s southwest corner is the Robertson Building, built in 1897. O...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 Trial lawyers will tell you that any good prosecutor could convince a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich.Well, meet that ham sandwich! Here in my burg of Austin, Texas, the grand jury has just ...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 “We should have billions of dollars every year as part of our budget process … (to) maintain and expand our infrastructure,” Bruce Rauner said last week, according to the Chicago Tribune.R...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am

Food and mood guru headlines Hope Institute’s Celebrity Chef Benefit

 The Hope Institute for Children and Families is breaking new ground this year. Their choice of chef for the 20th Annual Hope Celebrity Chef fundraiser isn’t at the helm of a highly regarded (u...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am

Why not a Y block wetland?

 For years, “green space” in downtown Springfield meant a weedy parking lot. These days greenery of a handsomer sort abounds, in curbside flower beds, in planter boxes and urns, in hanging ba...

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