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Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am

Hard apple beverages are all the rage right now. Here’s what to know about the crisp (or dry or sweet ) drinks you’ll be drinking this season

 Every holiday has its iconic meals: Thanksgiving has turkey, Christmas has ham and Hanukkah has latkes. But just what are we to drink during these celebrations? Well, this year a nice hard cider...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am

Medical marijuana investors count on secrecy, profits and expansion

About the articleThis article is the product of the first collaboration between Illinois Times and the Better Government Association. The BGA is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit government wa...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am
 If you are eager to eye an eagle this winter, head to Starved Rock State Park near Utica. Like swallows returning to Capistrano, bald eagles wing their way to the park every year, seeking fish f...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am

Match your gift to their personality

 Those names on your holiday gift list are more than just people – they’re personalities. This simple shift in perspective can go a long way to help narrow down gift selections. Become a grea...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am

What, you? Worry? Nah. The big meal is a piece of cake by employing a few time- and sanity-saving tricks

You can have a memorable Thanksgiving meal with delicious food, a beautiful table and appreciative guests, but with a fraction of the usual work. If you pare your to-do list to emphasize the season’...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am

How 11th and South Grand became a DIY mecca

 “We needed a place for kids to go in Springfield,” says Kevin Bradford, 31, cofounder of all-ages music venue Black Sheep Café, located near the corner of 11th Street and South Grand in the...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am

Utility faces financial storm

 Eric Hobbie calls it “a perfect storm.”One of the biggest squalls in the history of Springfield City Water, Light and Power looms large while Hobbie, chief utility engineer at CWLP, tries to...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am

Back then it was worse

 After enduring the barrage of political ads spewed forth during the recently concluded election campaign, one starts to wonder if the tone of the political debate could sink any lower, and if ca...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am
FOOD & DRINKBEST BBQSmokey Bones2660 South Dirksen Parkway, 528-6410There’s no shortage of BBQ joints in town, but this year, our readers have hand-picked Smokey Bones fare as the very best the...

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