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Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 02:56 am

Say hello to the new Nintendo Wii U

Nintendo is back to change the gaming experience with its latest console, the Wii U,  arriving this month, just in time for the holidays, for $299.99. The company lured gamers off the couch with ...
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 02:56 am

The warm, flickering glow of candles embodies the holiday season

This holiday season, the familiar warm glow of candles will be complemented by frosty winter wonderland colors and fragrances.“There’s a sense of icy, fresh, watery – like a really l...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 02:56 am

Oven? Not this year. Follow two of the most popular turkey trends to the great outdoors: grilling and smoking

Breaking with tradition is always a test of the home cook’s mettle, especially around the holidays. Loved ones have expectations and when they aren’t met, disappointment causes upset even ...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 07:16 pm

holiday wish lists from local nonprofit organizations

If you’re like most Illinois Times readers, your life is safe and secure and the holidays are a time for family fun and delicious meals. Sadly that isn’t the case for everyone in our...
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 06:20 pm

Here’s a guide to what to make ahead, when to make it, how to store it, and how to reheat it

Getting Thanksgiving dinner – or any holiday feast – on the table can seem like a math word problem gone awry.Question: If it takes four hours to cook a 15-pound turkey, and three of the s...
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 04:50 pm

Springfield author’s new book separates fact from myth

The theories are plentiful: Abraham Lincoln was gay, or had Marfan’s syndrome, or syphilis or mercury poisoning; Mary Lincoln was insane, and on and on. But, are they true?It’s been 80 yea...
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 04:13 pm
BEST NEW BAND 2012BrushfireOur voters had impeccable taste in choosing this intensely hot country band, as this summer the group finished first in a national contest judged by country music industry h...
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 04:12 pm
Welcome to BOSOften the news business takes us to the worst of Springfield, so we look forward every year to this edition, which brings you the best. In these pages, 72 of them this week, we celebrate...

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