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Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:10 am

Illinois Education Association president brings back ideas to improve education here

 When I was offered the opportunity to participate in an education study tour of the Finland school system, sponsored by the National Education Association Foundation, I welcomed the opportunity...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:09 am

Upcoming event celebrates the oldest black book club

 Seventy-seven years ago on a cold winter night in February, seven African-American women met in a home on Williams Street to form a study group that would continue to this day. Known as the olde...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:09 am

Damage, economics may doom historic YWCA building

 Before he was president, state senator Barack Obama used to kid Mary Hardy Hall of Springfield about the outdated manual elevator at the YWCA. “ ‘If it isn’t the woman with the oldest...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 01:14 am
BEST AUTO LUBE SHOPBrahler Tire and Auto Center531 E. Laurel St., 523-56451950 N. Dirksen Parkway, 523-00271557 Wabash Ave., 546-0234When we bring our vehicles in for routine maintenance, we want it d...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 12:33 am
 BEST LOCAL FAMILY FUN SPOTKnight’s Action Park1700 Knights Recreation Dr., 546-8881Knight’s Action Park is a child’s wonderland. There’s the water park, with its seven twisty slides and...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 12:13 am
 BEST CHIROPRACTORDr. Paul VenturiniThe Advanced Center for Pain and Rehab2060 W. Washington St., 787-8200With more than 27 years of chiropractic practice in central Illinois, including 20+ years...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 12:11 am
 BEST BURGERKrekel’s Custard and Hamburgers2121 North Grand Avenue, 525-4952Not sure where to find Krekel’s – just look for the chicken. But it’s the beef burgers that have been Krekel’...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 12:10 am
BEST DRUMMEROakie MorrisYou won’t find a more likeable candidate for best drummer in Springfield nor will you find one more likely to keep the beat in the pocket, the band moving and the dancers hop...
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:11 am

Fall beers abound

 This is not – repeat, not – a scientific exercise.Professional beer judges will, and do, say that discretion and restraint are necessary to properly judge ales, lagers, porters and so forth....

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