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Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 12:01 am

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Illinois Times presents to you, proudly, one more time, the Best of Springfield, as determined by our readers and the friends BOS wannabes recruit to vote for them. We had more than 12,000 votes this year – the largest turnout ever – and 140 categories, a third more than ever before. Thanks to all the voters who worked through a long ballot. We always ask readers to vote local, and...
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 12:01 am

Arts, Entertainment, Business and People Categories

 BEST GAY/LESBIAN BAR, BEST DANCE CLUBClub Station House306 East Washington St., 525-0438If you’re looking to cut a rug, Club Station House is the place to be. (In most circles, people just cal...
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:01 am

The Route 66 Film Festival, Nov. 1 and 2, opens a local window on the world of independent movies

For more than 10 years, the Route 66 Film Festival has been screening independent films from around the world for Springfield audiences. Not that local filmgoers have always been aware of it. “I wear my festival button all the time,” says Route 66 executive board member Lana Wildman, “and I almost always have to explain to people what it’s about.”...
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:01 am

Visit the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area

Nine cabins at the Prairie Lake Campground have electricity but no plumbing. Each cabin sleeps six and is within walking distance of the campground’s shower house. Go to www.reserveamerica.com to ma...
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:01 am

Annual media watchdog list critiques coverage of whistleblowers and wealth gaps – and the notion of journalistic objectivity

This year’s annual Project Censored list of the most underreported news stories includes the widening wealth gap, the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning for leaking classified documents, and President Ob...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am

Settlement may be near in the county’s most expensive lawsuit

 The death of A. Paul Carlock of Springfield haunts Sangamon County nearly six years after the police officer turned clown died during a stint in the county jail.Charged with possession of child ...
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:00 am

Bringing the Enos Park neighborhood back

 In the 1000 block of North Fifth Street, a tall, former beauty is a beehive of activity. Construction trucks surround her and a swarm of burly men work inside and out to restore this two-story V...
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 11:38 am

Hanson’s global experience gets rail consolidation rolling

What does the future hold for Springfield? That depends largely on what happens with the proposal to consolidate rail traffic on the 10th Street rail corridor.If the project withers without funding, d...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 05:15 pm

Put away the car. Sell the lawnmower. And walk.

Joan Walters has been around the world, and it shows in her spacious downtown apartment. Nearly every square foot of wall, door or floor features a different artifact – perhaps a tribal mask, a ...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 05:15 pm

A visit to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, one of his most acclaimed works

In the first act, an evil-looking insect perches on an actress’s arm. Later in the play, bats take flight during a heated argument and finally a small plane drones overhead as the actors reveal ...

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