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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...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:09 am

A public-private task force seeks a new buyer or tenant for the automaker’s mammoth plant. But government may be reluctant to sweeten a deal with tax credits or other incentives, a Better Government Association Rescuing Illinois report finds.

 For nearly three decades, the sprawling Mitsubishi Motors North America plant in Normal was an enormous economic engine, providing jobs and other commercial opportunities to its hometown and dow...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:11 am

Congressman John Lewis’ new graphic novel and several lectures shine a light on equality

 “We are tired. We are tired of being beaten by policemen. We are tired of seeing our people locked in jail over and over again. And then you holler, ‘Be patient.’ How long can we be patien...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:10 am
 Do you ever daydream of hiking or biking through Europe but have just a weekend to spare? Then plan a trip to New Glarus, Wisconsin, known as “America’s Little Switzerland,” where you can...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 12:05 am

The beers of October. We drank lots of beer so you don’t have to

 Tastes change with the advent of fall.Absent the blast furnace of summer, we become more finicky, less willing to shotgun can after can from 18-packs that dip below 10 bucks when the temperature...


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