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Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 04:08 am

Springfield nonprofits also need your skills to pay their bills

As they make the their annual push for charitable giving this holiday season, nonprofit organizations in the capital city urgently need cash as well as stuff: agencies that serve children are countin...
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 08:14 pm

Let the University of Illinois guide you to the best children’s books

Even in an age dominated by iPods and other “must-have” electronic gizmos du jour, everyone loves buying children’s books during the holidays. But beyond the tried and tru...
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 03:53 pm

The holiday season is in full swing. We hope this compilation of Springfield area events and activities will help you find some fun and your place in the life of the city. — Patrice Worthy, calendar editor

Ongoing Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed The American Red Cross Meals on Wheels program has an ongoing need for volunteer drivers during the holiday season. The American Re...
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 03:22 am

For a winter adventure, visit movie sites in southern Illinois

Tired of the same ol’, same ol’? If so, maybe it is time to rev up your holidays with a bit of Hollywood glamour, southern Illinois style. Southernmost Illinois has a few conne...
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 01:07 am

From the Festival of Trees to First Night, here’s what to do for a special season

Untitled Document With the holiday season upon us, the Springfield community hosts a variety of celebrations that will have even Ebeneezer Scrooge joyfully singing, “ ’Tis the seas...
Monday, Nov. 17, 2008 10:11 pm

Obama’s plan to have one million hybrid and electric cars on the road by 2015

Untitled Document Whenever Barack Obama opens his mouth, a five-point program comes forth. The clean car arena is no exception. Obama has an ambitious 10-year, $150 billion program that he sa...
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 08:15 am

Fun with an electric vehicle in Springfield

David Brunson has grown accustomed to the staring, the pointing, the laughing, the questions, and the picture taking. When he bought his electric car three years ago, he had no idea it would command...
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 10:11 pm

Obama’s plan to have one million hybrid and electric cars on the road by 2015

Whenever Barack Obama opens his mouth, a five-point program comes forth. The clean car arena is no exception. Obama has an ambitious 10-year, $150 billion program that he says will save m...
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008 02:34 pm

They’re off to a slow start, but the season is young. The Jr. Blues plan for a comeback.

A hockey coach with a little less optimism might see the return of only two veteran players as a season-staller, but not Chris Wyler. In fact, the Springfield Jr. Blues head coach welco...
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008 10:12 am

As Election Day approaches, circuit clerk candidates Tony Libri and Cecilia Tumulty are dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s.

In August 2005, former Republican Gov. George Ryan awaited trial on federal corruption charges, Democrats held almost every constitutional office in the state and a majority of se...

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