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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 08:15 pm
Why some movies are successful at the box office and others aren’t has always fascinated me, particularly those that have very low budgets yet go on to gross ridiculous sums of money.  A pri...
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 04:39 pm

Four-year-old Sherman native made Illinois Champion Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network

Four-year-old Brenna Westlake was recognized today as Illinois Champion Ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network....
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 12:12 am

Meet Springfield’s best-known resident and revered icon

 Two centuries after his birth, Springfield’s best-known resident remains a revered icon, a leader who bore the weight of destiny to his untimely demise. Born in dire poverty and self-educated,...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 12:11 am

Get off the tourist track and relax

 Haven’t you seen enough sights? How about some fun? Take it from the locals – here are 17 ways to have a good time in the capital city that don’t involve learning anything at all. Just enj...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 12:10 am

Visit the oldest house in Springfield

 Stepping through the front door of Edwards Place is like stepping back in time. Recently restored to the grandeur of its 1850s appearance, this gracious Italianate mansion evokes an era when hoo...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 12:09 am

Take in the sights and sounds of the seat of Illinois government

Illinois State Capitol Construction began on the sixth and current Illinois Capitol in 1868 after officials determined that more space was needed for government business. The building took 20 years to...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 12:08 am

Springfield’s museums and historic sites

Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site “Prairie troubadour” Vachel Lindsay captured the attention of audiences around the world during the early 1900s. He was born on Nov. 10, 1879, and died on D...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 12:07 am

Where to find theater, dance and other cultural outlets

Hoogland Center for the Arts The city’s premier arts venue, the Hoogland Center for the Arts, is a magnet for practitioners and supporters of the arts. Named after the family that nurtured Family Vi...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 12:06 am

Where to browse and buy

 DEMO Project – This alternative gallery is actually a small cottage on the grounds of the Springfield Art Association which took its name from the fact that it was originally slated for demoli...


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