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Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:11 am
 As a lover of interior design, I’m a firm believer in the phrase, “There is always room for improvement.” That being said, sometimes there’s another famous saying that comes to mind when...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 01:10 am

City pushes for Hunter Lake. Again.

 Not long after an epic drought, good news arrived.“After what Springfield went through in 1954, it is heartening to know that the city’s water supply will be wholly adequate for the next 20...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:11 am

Inside a legal marijuana-growing operation

 Aside from the barbed wire perimeter, you’d never know from its appearance that this low, gray warehouse on a rural road lined with soybeans is anything noteworthy. Inside, however, are hundre...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 09:06 am
August Washington Park Historic Photography DisplayAug 25-Sep 4, 12-4pm Mon-Fri, 12-5pm Sat-Sun. Annual photo display features copies of photographs and postcards dating back to the creation of Washin...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:14 am
 For a quick fix to get your kicks on 66, pile the family or friends into the coupe and head north to Atlanta, Illinois. Fewer than 50 miles from Springfield, Atlanta is chock full of enough Moth...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:13 am
 One of the loveliest places I’ve been in some time is Ryan’s Round Barn. Located six miles from Kewanee on Route 78, the barn is about two hours north of Springfield, near the entrance to Jo...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:12 am

Autumn theater in central Illinois

Fall into some great theater this autumn season.
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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:11 am
 As the echoes of summer fade, autumn brings its own tune. There’s plenty of excellent live music in Springfield this time of year, from thrilling a cappella to the soulful oldies. Here’s the...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:10 am

Tastes change with the weather

 When it comes to cocktails, fall is a tweener season.Not too hot, not too cold, autumn demands beverages that can, at once, warm and refresh the palate. It’s a time to get reacquainted with li...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:09 am

Timing, athleticism and thinking are all part of the sport Springfield Fencing Club promotes

 Many are attracted to the sport of fencing by the love of sword play. Once you pick up a foil, your life will never be the same.Joanne Liu, who has been fencing for more than 20 years, took up t...

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