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Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:13 am
 Traditionally, furniture is made of wood or metal, because of their appealing aesthetic quality and durability. These days, there is a new material many designers and homeowners are considering:...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:12 am
 I have fallen back in love with window coverings. Do you remember when we covered our windows in big, heavy drapes? I was not a fan. Then, as people grew tired of all that fussy finery, we gravi...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:11 am
 As a lover of interior design, I’m a firm believer in the phrase, “There is always room for improvement.” That being said, sometimes there’s another famous saying that comes to mind when...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 01:10 am

City pushes for Hunter Lake. Again.

 Not long after an epic drought, good news arrived.“After what Springfield went through in 1954, it is heartening to know that the city’s water supply will be wholly adequate for the next 20...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:11 am

Inside a legal marijuana-growing operation

 Aside from the barbed wire perimeter, you’d never know from its appearance that this low, gray warehouse on a rural road lined with soybeans is anything noteworthy. Inside, however, are hundre...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 09:06 am
August Washington Park Historic Photography DisplayAug 25-Sep 4, 12-4pm Mon-Fri, 12-5pm Sat-Sun. Annual photo display features copies of photographs and postcards dating back to the creation of Washin...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:14 am
 For a quick fix to get your kicks on 66, pile the family or friends into the coupe and head north to Atlanta, Illinois. Fewer than 50 miles from Springfield, Atlanta is chock full of enough Moth...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:13 am
 One of the loveliest places I’ve been in some time is Ryan’s Round Barn. Located six miles from Kewanee on Route 78, the barn is about two hours north of Springfield, near the entrance to Jo...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:12 am

Autumn theater in central Illinois

Fall into some great theater this autumn season.
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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:11 am
 As the echoes of summer fade, autumn brings its own tune. There’s plenty of excellent live music in Springfield this time of year, from thrilling a cappella to the soulful oldies. Here’s the...

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