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Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:14 am
Every day, my husband, Dan, takes our golden retriever, Lyric, out for a walk around our little lake community. Good thing they aren’t trying to rack up steps on their Fitbit, because I think they s...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:13 am
 Traditionally, furniture is made of wood or metal, because of their appealing aesthetic quality and durability. These days, there is a new material many designers and homeowners are considering:...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:12 am
 I have fallen back in love with window coverings. Do you remember when we covered our windows in big, heavy drapes? I was not a fan. Then, as people grew tired of all that fussy finery, we gravi...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:11 am
 As a lover of interior design, I’m a firm believer in the phrase, “There is always room for improvement.” That being said, sometimes there’s another famous saying that comes to mind when...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:10 am
 New roofs. New doors. New windows. A new name. And, its owners say, a new attitude.Once considered an armpit of apartment complexes in Springfield, a 187-unit complex on the 2700 block of MacArt...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:09 am

Bug lovers heed the butterfly’s scream

 Snail darters are ugly, spotted owls are hard to spot, but no one has anything bad to say about butterflies, which helps explain why nearly 100 environmentalists, farmers, academics and others g...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:07 am

DCFS child placement audit finds problems

 Troubled kids in Illinois spent weeks in psychiatric hospitals and emergency shelters unnecessarily over the past two years. That’s one of the problems at the Illinois Department of Children a...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:06 am
With the second Obed and Isaac’s scheduled to open in Peoria on Sept. 26, the Conn’s Hospitality Group is being honored by Landmarks Illinois for the Springfield company’s work in historic prese...

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