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Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:11 am

’Tis the season for potlucks!

 Get your casserole dishes ready! The holidays are almost here, which means potlucks are sure to be soon filling up your calendar.Potlucks are a popular choice for the season because they allow e...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:11 am

Illinois trappers have game in their skins

 With the speedometer at 85 and fingers crossed, I fly toward the Macon County Fairgrounds in Decatur.I have gotten a late start, and so am risking a speeding ticket to see something that I might...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:01 am
BEST BANKUnited Community Bank1900 West Iles Ave., 787-3000700 Stevenson Drive, 529-3000617 Bruns Lane, 787-3001A bank is a bank is a bank is a bank, right? Wrong. United Community Bank, as the name i...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:01 am
BEST BLOODY MARYJP Kelly’s300 E. Adams St., 753-7933What goes into making a good Bloody Mary? JP Kelly’s likes to leave that up to the customer, which is surely one of the reasons they scored high...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:01 am
BEST CROSSFIT GYMCapital City CrossFit1615 W. Jefferson, 726-3817On its Facebook page, the sole self-description of Capital City CrossFit (C3 to its friends) is “forging elite fitness.” While Cros...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:01 am
BEST BAKERYBEST WEDDING CAKESIncredibly Delicious925 South Seventh St., 528-8548You no longer have to go to St. Louis or Chicago for good pastries and bread, and this year’s winner, Incredibly Delic...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:01 am
BEST CHILDREN’S DANCE SCHOOLDance Creations Dance Studio1401 E. Cottonwood St., 529-TUTUDance Creations Dance Studio is a family-oriented dance studio offering a diverse menu of classes for all ages...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:01 am
BEST APARTMENT COMMUNITYLake Pointe Apartments1600 S. Toronto Road, 529-2900It’s sometimes difficult for renters to feel like they’re truly part of a community because they don’t own the place t...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:01 am
BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE (SMALL)BEST PLACE TO DANCEBoondocksSince not-so-humble beginnings in 2013, this popular venue continues to pack ’em in, concentrating on touring, contemporary country bands, of...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:10 am

Rail project uncovers evidence of 1908 race riots

 When Floyd Mansberger and Christopher Stratton at Fever River Research began their archaeological investigation of 10th Street between Madison and Mason streets in Springfield, they knew the pro...

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