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Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• Alan Knight, 47, denied robbing his neighbor in Swansea, Wales, and avoided prosecution by pretending to be “quadriplegic and in a comatose condition, bed-bound at home” af...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 01:01 am

A trek across a cornfield crosses hundreds of years

 It was August and the ripening corn stood taller than we did. The field was bounded by the old Illinois Terminal tracks, South Grand, Cook and the 66 bypass, as it then was still known, Everett...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am

Match your gift to their personality

 Those names on your holiday gift list are more than just people – they’re personalities. This simple shift in perspective can go a long way to help narrow down gift selections. Become a grea...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am

What, you? Worry? Nah. The big meal is a piece of cake by employing a few time- and sanity-saving tricks

You can have a memorable Thanksgiving meal with delicious food, a beautiful table and appreciative guests, but with a fraction of the usual work. If you pare your to-do list to emphasize the season’...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am

How 11th and South Grand became a DIY mecca

 “We needed a place for kids to go in Springfield,” says Kevin Bradford, 31, cofounder of all-ages music venue Black Sheep Café, located near the corner of 11th Street and South Grand in the...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am
 The skies may go gray and the world darkens as November seeps into the soul, but look for enlightenment and excitement – or at least a drink and live music – in your bar of choice this weeke...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am
 MORE BIKE LANESAs one who would do a lot more riding, how about putting bikes lanes all over town, not just downtown? Like on the overpass between Sangamon Avenue and Ridgley Avenue (North Grand...

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