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Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am
the woman ahead of me in thecheckout line paid for her groceriesin quarters the cashier made manylittle stacks and checked them againand again to be sure there were fourin each the woman was more defi...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am

Sound of Music opens the Muni’s summer season

 I guess I just assumed I wouldn’t like the Sound of Music. Until last Friday, I’d never actually seen the play, but I was certain I had enough information to make what seemed like an easy de...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am
 Tony-award winning Best Musical Thoroughly Modern Millie arrives at The Legacy Theatre in a sparkling new production June 20-29. Set in the Roaring ’20s, “Thoroughly Modern Millie is that ol...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am
 Naturalists Michael Jeffords and Sue Post will present a program on their newest book Exploring Nature in Illinois: A Field Guide to the Prairie State, foreword by Illinois Audubon Society Execu...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am
 The largest mounted Civil War reenactment in the Midwest takes place in Jacksonville Community Park June 20-22. Watch soldiers drill and prepare for battle, fix meals, practice medicine and enac...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am

Keeping track of 18 nieces and nephews was a big part of life in Springfield

 Ask someone how many children Abraham Lincoln had and they are likely to answer correctly (four) and will probably be able to name some if not all of them: Robert (born 1843, the only one to sur...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am
At last, our political leaders in Washington are taking action for low-wage workers and the middle class, striking a bold blow for America’s historic values of economic fairness and common good.Gosh...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am

What’s in a name?

 They’re cheap. They’re ecologically sustainable. They’re über-nutritious: low in calories, but high in protein, antioxidant minerals and several B vitamins. They take only minutes – som...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am
 When it comes to love of the Great Outdoors, it would be hard to be more devoted than Scott Gauvin of Springfield. An avid hiker, kayaker and camper, Gauvin shares his adventures with the world ...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am
 If you’ve ever wanted to live in a geodesic dome, now’s your chance. There’s a remarkable house available in Jacksonville. The Week magazine, a national weekly magazine, recently featured ...

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