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Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am
winterpoem # 4on bitter nights when deep drifts blocked our long country lane we  hiked up left the car on the road   snowpants boots our white breath  searing our windpipes we fol...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am
 For two weeks in December, the Washington Park Botanical Gardens morph from a tropical paradise into a festive holiday forest. During Dec. 6 through 21, gather your family and friends and stop b...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am
 From Dec. 1 through 18, community members of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to put their art on display during the A Community Sketchbook exhibition in the Lincoln Land Community Co...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am
 On Saturday, Dec. 13, let the Illinois State Military Museum’s living historians take you back 100 years to Christmas in No-Man’s Land, France, as they present a picture of Christmas 1914, a...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am
 Months ago, Emanuel scheduled a vote on raising Chicago’s minimum wage for the week after the General Assembly’s annual fall veto session. After the election though, retailers, restaurant ow...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am
 Say what you will about the Food Network (and I can say plenty), the cable channel has gotten many children interested in cooking. I just hope that some kids are able to look beyond the glitz an...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am
 The popular but controversial Uber ridesharing service may soon expand to Springfield. Uber ran advertisements online this week seeking drivers in Springfield – likely a sign that the company ...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am
 Calvin “It’s Not Me” Christian III has always insisted that he is not the brainchild behind Springfield Leaks, the on-again-off-again website that thrives on anonymity and inside-the-yello...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am

The annual deer kill is underway – hooray!

 I read that Illinois hunters killed 52,000 deer in the first weekend of the season, and that’s just those using firearms; the muzzleloaders and spear-throwers have yet to get their crack at th...

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