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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....
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:10 am
On Jan. 4, 1843, a throng of curious spectators packed the federal courtroom on the second floor of the Tinsley building in Springfield. Dozens of people – reportedly including newlywed Mary Lincoln...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:09 am

Video gaming yields millions for infrastructure, but at a cost

 Orville Dash is no stranger to addiction.Now 79 years old, he is a recovering alcoholic but hasn’t drank a beer in 35 years. He quit smoking, too; he once inhaled three or four packs per day b...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:07 am
 A discovery of long-forgotten articles in the Blackburn College archives has solved a lingering, and surprisingly controversial, mystery of the school’s history.The story involves a one-armed...
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 12:10 am

Bad water feeds rage in Chatham

 Grubs.Just when Craig Hall figured he’d heard it all, fans at a recent Glenwood High School football game recognized him as a South Sangamon Water Commission trustee and complained about a gri...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 12:11 am

To battle the budget crisis, aging mobsters return to the stage

 It’s one of those things that may seem like it’s always been here, but Senior Services of Central Illinois, Inc., is only 50 years old. And it hasn’t always gone by that name. Its roots go...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:20 am
Grapes and GourdsSep 15, 6-8pm. Create a handcrafted gourd birdhouse. $25 includes glass of wine, supplies and instruction. Registration at lincolnmemorialgarden.org or 529-1111. It’s All About Wine...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:19 am
 Now is the time to devise a plan for digging and storing cannas. To successfully overwinter cannas indoors, the bulbs should be dug up after the first light frost has killed the top of the plant...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:18 am
 Just as most flowers are frying or fading, late-blooming perennials take off and steal the show. Here are a few late-blooming beauties to create a fantastic fall flower garden.Fall anemones, whi...

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