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Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:08 am

A memorial to one becomes a memorial to many

 Memorial. What a fitting middle name for Lincoln Memorial Garden. The founders of this gem on the shore of Lake Springfield envisioned a living memorial to honor Abraham Lincoln and his associat...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:12 am

Results from the SAA Collective’s sixth annual photography contest

 The sixth annual Images of Illinois photography contest saw numerous changes. The contest showcases the splendor of Illinois through professional, amateur and youth photography. It is spearheade...
Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:08 am

Saving a piece of Greenview history

 To see the old Marbold Farmstead is to want to see more. The imposing brick residence on Illinois Route 29 20 miles north of Springfield dates to the 1850s and has been uninhabited since the 196...
Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:10 am

“The 21st” gives voice to Illinois

 I believe that Illinois is a lot more connected than people portray it to be,” said Niala Boodhoo, host of the daily NPR talk show “The 21st” which airs live Monday through Friday at 11 a....
Thursday, June 8, 2017 12:09 am

Bikers embrace Illinois

 If you ride fast and crash, you are a bad rider. If you go slow and crash, you are a bad rider. And if you are a bad rider, you should not ride motorcycles. – Hunter S. Thompson Each spri...
Thursday, June 1, 2017 12:08 am

Rauner gropes for silver lining as state flounders amid gridlock

 “How’s that working out for you?” That’s what Bruce Rauner, the 2014 Republican candidate, often asked in questioning why voters kept returning Democrats to run Springfield. Now he’s g...
Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:11 am

Springfield PrideFest 2017

 “I figured if Peoria was ready, Springfield was ready,” said Springfield PrideFest founder Jonna Cooley, offhandedly describing her rationale for starting up the festival celebrating the cen...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:11 am

Revitalization efforts evolving

 A century after its peak, Enos Park soldiers on, hoping to regain its reputation as one of Springfield’s most desirable neighborhoods.It has not been easy.Elegant Victorian-style homes are in...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am

Comedy is serious business to Ray Phillips

 Growing up in the Philly projects with an African-American father and Italian mother, my Mom would try to cook soul food for my Dad and we appreciated it. But I’m telling you, spaghetti and pi...

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