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Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:01 am
 Springfield Area Arts Council welcomes and encourages you to make the arts part of your plan for this year’s New Year’s Eve. The arts are more than pleasure for the soul. The arts are innova...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 03:57 am

UIS creative writers celebrate each other creatively

A stranger visiting Oak Ridge Cemetery on a recent Sunday might have wondered what a tribe of 50 were doing at the Tanner Mausoleum – surely no burial, too much noise, drumming, laughter! Edging...
Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:16 pm

Scholar explores connections to Cahokia Mounds “pyramids”

Historians credit Christopher Columbus for finding the Americas, but Kaba Hiawatha Kamene declares that African descendants lived in what is now the United States many years prior to 1492. Kamene, a s...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 05:22 pm

New Year’s party brings safe, affordable all-ages fun

For the past 25 years, Springfield’s downtown has become a giant party every New Year’s Eve with First Night Springfield, the first and longest-running event of its kind in Illinois. The p...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 02:55 am

The arts scene in Springfield finds vitality in niche markets

“We’re grateful that we still have this nice space to be in. It’s really made a big difference to what we’ve been able to deliver to the community,” says Janet Seitz Carl...
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 06:47 am

Homecoming Dance Oct. 19 marks Prairie Land Dance Club anniversary

Yes, it’s a little boot scootin’ and a little two-steppin,’ but Prairie Land Dance Club (PLDC) in Illiopolis ain’t your mama’s square dance. Folks at PLDC are just as com...
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 04:57 pm

For his own office building, architect John Shafer optimizes sustainability and design

Architect John Shafer’s new office building at 1230 S. Sixth St. in Springfield recently won an award for sustainable design from the Central Illinois Chapter of the American Institute of Archit...
Thursday, July 29, 2010 02:55 am

Illinois Times interviews columnist Amy Alkon on her career, methodology and the scourge of rude behavior

Every week, Amy Alkon provides IT readers with her spin on romantic problems in her syndicated column The Advice Goddess. The column, which received the first place award for commentary last month fro...
Thursday, July 8, 2010 10:50 am

In celebration of local food and good music

Visitors and residents hungry for good music and good food in Springfield are sure to find some of both this weekend at the 11th annual Taste of Downtown. The popular event is presented this year in c...
Thursday, May 13, 2010 02:55 am

Springfield should copy what works in other towns

“To this place, and the kindness of these people, I owe everything.”Abraham Lincoln uttered those words in his famous farewell speech to Springfield almost 150 years ago. Since then, Sprin...


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