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Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
 The first event of the University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Experience Speakers Series is the film Two Spirits. Nominated for a GLAAD Media Award 2012, the documentary tells th...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
 We can’t remember the last magic show to come to town. So we’re excited to have An Evening of Magic at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, June 7. Six nationally known magicians are appea...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
 Here’s a great reason to drive east from Springfield this Friday night, June 6, to Madden Arts Center. The Decatur Area Arts Council is hosting an event for the opening of its newest exhibit,...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
 It might appear that the U-S-of-A has gone bonkers. So let me clear up any confusion that you might have: Yes, it has!Yet, it hasn’t. More on that in a moment.First, though – whether looking...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
 On the bright side, I suppose you could argue that last week’s budget passed by the General Assembly will lead to the largest tax cut in Illinois history come January, when the 2011 income tax...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
 This menu bursts with bright flavors showcasing seasonal summer vegetables. The tangy orange-based chicken marinade hails from the Mexican state of Sinaloa. The chicken can be eaten in pieces or...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
 Interested in the apocalypse? Enthralled by the end times? Or maybe just interested in what some Christians believe about the end of the world as we know it? An estimated 400 people are coming t...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
 Floating is a good thing when it comes to having fun in the water. That’s why the Springfield Lake Shore Improvement Association, Scheels, Land of Lincoln Power Squadron and City Water, Light ...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am

It’s time for the 2014 world championships of soccer

 Honestly, I had no idea that anyone was paying attention. I had begun extolling the virtues of soccer as a spectator sport for years (beginning at this paper back in 1977) when most U.S. sports...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
I’m a single mother with a 12-year-old son. Four years ago, when my boyfriend fell in love with me, he would buy me clothes and jewelry. He also promised to build a house for my son and me to live i...

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