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Thursday, July 12, 2018 12:09 am

Jackson Street, Bicentennial Plaza and the Governor’s Mansion open for business. What’s next?

 After years of idle public speculation, abandoned plans and long periods of apparent inaction, the stretch of Jackson Street north of the Governor’s Mansion will unveil the results of a new st...
Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:11 am

Results from the SAA Collective’s 2018 Images of Illinois photography contest

 Once again, Illinois Times celebrates the wonders of the prairie state by showcasing winning images from the Springfield Art Association’s SAA Collective annual Images of Illinois photography...
Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:10 am

Shopping local not only helps you, it serves an entire community. Here are just eight reasons you should shop local.

1. Inject money into the local economy.When you shop local, your money and tax dollars stay in the community, helping your schools, your streets and your city’s coffers, which helps to fund everythi...
Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:09 am
 Online shopping is a tool that our culture has adopted in full force, and it is hard to argue with the convenience factor that online shopping provides. Even those of us who do our best to keep...
Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:13 am

Restored Governor’s Mansion will tell the stories of its colorful occupants

 Restoration of the Governor’s Mansion is wrapping up for a grand opening in July. The mansion is the third-oldest continuously occupied executive mansion in the United States and has been on t...
Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:08 am

Bergner’s, Sears are shutting down

 With the corporate parent of Bergner’s declaring bankruptcy and Sears struggling, two of the city’s oldest and largest department stores, both in White Oaks Mall, are shutting down.But the d...
Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:10 am

Kwame Raoul, Democrat for attorney general, explains his views, and the influences that shaped them.

The man who wants to be Illinois’ next attorney general has a mean jump shot, would rather listen than talk, has survived cancer and draws inspiration from his own life experiences when taking a sta...
Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:09 am

ILLINOIS PASSED A BUDGET, BUT THE STATE IS STILL A MESS. HERE’S HOW IT GOT THAT WAY.

 A sense of relief returned to Illinois government last week. For the first time in years, lawmakers agreed to a budget by their May 31 deadline, and they did it with little partisan acrimony. Bu...
Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:10 am

Little Shop of Horrors opens Friday

 The Springfield Muni Opera is starting its 2018 season on skid row. Specifically, the cartoonish version of skid row which serves as the setting for Little Shop of Horrors. The cheerfully dark m...

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