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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am
 Springfield celebrities will pair with local dancers to razzle and dazzle guests in the Hilton’s Grand Ballroom on Saturday, Nov. 8, during the Prairie Art Alliance’s annual Dancing with the...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am
 The Old Capitol Farmers Market wraps up the 2014 season with a special Halloween-themed bash this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In addition to hosting the local farmers, artisans and other...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am
 For most of us in the 21st century, fall is synonymous with fun. It’s a time for parties, pumpkin carving, corn mazes, costume contests, apple cider, trick-or-treating, haunted houses and more...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am

The scourge of scarlet fever in 19th century Springfield

 The citizens of 19th century Springfield may not have faced the threat of ebola or known what an enterovirus is, but they were no strangers to deadly outbreaks of infectious diseases. In a popul...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am
 One thing you can say about Rick Perry is that he sticks to his guns. If one of his policy proposals turns out to be dumb, by golly, he will double down on dumb.For example, in his current re-ru...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am
I wasn’t hugely surprised when Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers contributed $30,000 to the Illinois Libertarian Party’s candidate for governor, Chad Grimm, earlier this ...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am
 Halloween treats don’t all have to be sweet. Here are some devilish dishes for a spooky supper to delight kids and adults alike.Most iterations of witches fingers are made with cookie dough. C...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am
What does $56,000 buy? If you’re a dog or cat in need of a home, a 30-foot long trailer with air conditioning for when it’s hot outside, heat for when it’s cold, a generator to keep the power go...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am
Just across Fourth Street from the Executive Mansion, in the shadow of the Mansion View Hotel, sits a small, unassuming house that has seen better days. It’s known as the Condell House, and it’s o...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am

Two-wheeled transportation comes to Springfield

 It isn’t quite ISIS crossing the Mexican border, but from the way that some people reacted to it, you’d have thought that the arrival of bicyclists on Second Street threatened our American W...

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