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Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:12 am
 The Midwest is rife with simmering discontent and sweet poppy distractions all at the same time. Connections are missed and women have had it with the patriarchy. I’m talking about fall theate...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:11 am

From show tunes to country to punk, seasonal concerts offer something for all tastes

 Does anything go together better than crisp fall weather and live music? The days of sticky, sweaty outdoor festivals are in the past, replaced by cardigans, multicolored leaves and bands hittin...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:10 am

Fall cocktails delight

 Soon, but not just yet, it will be that time of year again.Summer lingers, at least for now, which is a good thing in more ways than one, especially for booze hounds. Margaritas, gin fizzes and...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:09 am

After a long real estate career, John Barber still exemplifies persistence

 Patience and persistence add up to inspiration. That is what describes John Barber, who has been fighting cancer for several years and a series of chemotherapy treatments for over 18 months, som...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:08 am
 For a few weeks earlier this summer, Chicago-based artist James Pepper Kelly became a temporary fixture at area coffee houses and bars, picking local denizens’ brains about their hopes, dreams...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:07 am

Debt piles up for Iles Park Place

 Barely a year after acquiring the state Department of Human Services as a tenant, owners of Iles Park Place on Ash Street have been hit with a dozen mechanic’s liens and two lawsuits filed by...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:06 am
This week, Black Sheep Café, the independent all-ages punk music venue that anchors a group of music-related businesses in Springfield’s Southtown neighborhood, was the subject of an extensive feat...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:05 am
Grant Hammer, chief of staff at the Department of Agriculture as well as a member of the Springfield park board, says that talk of him running to replace State Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, R-Leland Gro...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:04 am
 Critics and fans alike have been heaping praise upon Josh and Benny Safdie’s Good Time since its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. It’s easy to see why, as this is a �...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:03 am
 Well, we made it through the state fair, survived a solar eclipse, and now we’re preparing to wrap up a very exciting and busy August 2017. Don’t stop now, folks, this week and the weekend a...

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