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Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:03 am
 Maybe it’s the heat, maybe it’s the rain; more likely it’s both or neither, but whatever is going on, the music always starts to bloom around this time of year. Then everything melds – a...
Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:02 am
Originally a resident of Springfield before relocating to Champaign, Jesse W. Johnson then moved to Chicago, where he made a splash as the frontman and songwriter in Jet W. Lee, a band that successful...
Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:01 am

The opening of the farmers market

 This Saturday is the opening day of the Old Capitol Farmers Market (OCFM). I’ve had the day circled in my calendar for weeks now – I feel like a little kid counting the days until her birthd...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 03:58 pm
 Whenever we take a family outing to St. Louis, I always yearn to visit the St. Louis Art Museum, but it never ends up happening. The reason? Precisely because it’s a family outing. I’m afrai...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 03:55 pm

Helping kids feed themselves

 It had been a while since I’d drunk a hot cup of coffee. Every morning I’d brew a cup, and there it would sit, usually forgotten under the coffeemaker while I bustled around making my five-a...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 03:53 pm

Population: growing

 It takes a village to raise a child. We all have a village. Some are big and traditional (large extended family who live nearby, helpful neighbors who know and love and look out for your kids) a...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 03:53 pm

TRIO helps tackle problems, while reassuring parents

 Deanna Blackwell, director of the TRIO program at Lincoln Land Community College, got word that a student had a serious medical issue so she got in her car and went to the hospital.As Deanna say...

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