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Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:11 am
David Estes should ask Ancestry.com to check his DNA for a museum-founding gene.His mother, Betty, late tourism director for Pontiac, Illinois, founded the town’s popular Route 66 museum in 2004. No...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:11 am

To observe the state’s bicentennial, travel Illinois

 Editor’s note: This article marks the first in a series of monthly travel columns focusing on Illinois in honor of the state’s bicentennial year in 2018.It’s a good thing early state leade...
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:09 am

A visit to St. Louis’ Sappington House Museum

 My friend and I seized on a chance to go to the beautiful Thomas Sappington House in St. Louis for a meal and tour. The Barn restaurant outside of the house is a combination gift shop and tea ro...
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:14 am

Tourism agency urges residents to explore their hometown

 May 1-7 is National Travel and Tourism Week, and Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Gina Gemberling wants Springfield-area residents to join in the fun right here at h...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:11 am

Visit Mason City for a movie, comedy and a down-home meal

 When I was in seventh grade, my friends and I got our parents to drop us at the local small-town movie theater on Saturday nights. We would buy tickets at an enclosed booth, shell out a quarter...
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:11 am

Festival provides fun over and over and over. . .

 “It’s always Feb. 2nd and there’s nothing I can do about it,” complains Phil Connors, the character Bill Murray plays in the 1993 comedy Groundhog Day. Trapped in a time warp, Connors de...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:09 am
 When Swedish seekers of religious freedom spent their first winter huddled in shelters dug into a ravine in what is now Bishop Hill, few probably guessed that, 169 years later, their settlement...


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