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Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:14 am
 Learn how past presidents celebrated holidays during the newest exhibition at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, titled “Holidays at the White House: A Presidential Christmas.” The exh...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:13 am
 On Friday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m., take in a performance of Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold. The play is written by the creators of Late Nite Catechism and sponsored...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:12 am
 This Christmas Day, enjoy a hot breakfast in a comfortable and cordial atmosphere. The 14th annual Holiday Interfaith Breakfast, hosted by Temple B’rith Sholom, offers attendees a hearty meal...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:11 am
I’m a married lesbian in my 50s. I blew up my happy marriage by having an affair with somebody I didn’t love and wasn’t even that attracted to. Now my wife, whom I love very much, is divorcing m...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:10 am

Reaching out to help military families, or other neighbors, pays much more than it costs

 Military families often suffer from isolation, and the problem is even more pervasive at the holidays. Here’s how one couple went above and beyond to provide love, peace of mind and a few good...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:09 am

The surprising financial benefits of buying locally

 We humans are social creatures, and nothing highlights our need for human interaction and goodwill like the holiday season. That’s why many shoppers prefer to patronize local stores, where a s...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:08 am
This is Roy French’s annual Christmas memóir.Mr. Houck came early to the Sangamon Valley while it was still a wilderness without many inhabitants. He came before the land was surveyed so his fields...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:08 am

A guide to finding the right charity

 We’re moved to express our gratitude to those in need and those who have made a positive impact on our community. And many times, we feel the urge to do something that goes beyond a spoken “...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:07 am

Mentally ill inmates suffer

 The inmate was mumbling. Shaking. Clearly in a psychotic state and whispering about a black hole.The black hole had already demanded, and received, his blood once, the inmate told Dr. Pablo Stew...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:06 am

First Night Springfield enters its fourth decade of New Year’s Eve arts downtown

 Every New Year’s Eve since Dec. 31, 1987, the Springfield Area Arts Council has thrown a downtown party featuring a wide variety of entertainment. This year’s First Night Springfield promise...

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