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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am
 flu shot poem #1this is flu shot season my friend annette writes she can’t take one on account of raw egg allergy she  adds, “I’ll always remember my grandmother’s recollections of...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am
 This Saturday, Nov. 1, make the short trip up Interstate 55 to Elkhart for The Ultimate Betrayal: The Insanity Trial of Mary Lincoln, a unique presentation of the court proceeding which resulted...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am
 On Friday, Oct. 31, don your Halloween finest and join Springfield Sala and host Adam Nicholson in the Club Room at the Hoogland Center for the Arts for an open-format, anything goes open mic ev...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am
 Live music lovers of all ages will not want to miss Springfield’s biggest Halloween party this Friday, Oct. 31, at Donnie’s Homespun. The five-and-a-half-hour festival kicks off at 7:30 p.m....
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am
 In 2004, Stuart Bowen of Texas was asked by a friend to take on a difficult and important job, which he did. Bowen’s friend was George W. Bush, and the job was to investigate corruption and wa...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am
 Perhaps the worst thing to happen to journalism over the years is its simplistic overreliance on the mere “appearance of impropriety” to justify big, splashy stories.No actual wrongdoing nee...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am
 In the pantheon of glorious southern cakes, none is more beloved than hummingbird cake. And probably none has more variations, not so much in the actual cake itself (although the proportions can...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am
It’s easy to overlook the beauty of the world around you, but Dave Heinzel of Springfield makes it much easier to appreciate. Heinzel, a multi-media artist, recorded a captivating time lapse video o...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am
More than 50 picketers showed up on Monday, Oct. 27, during the lunch hour outside the State Journal-Register to demand a contract that includes raises for editorial employees. Two city cops, both ami...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am

How not to plan for urban green space

 The problem in a city that likes to think of itself as forward-looking is that it seldom looks back long enough to learn from its own past. That, anyway, was the conclusion I came to after think...

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