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Thursday, May 23, 2013 04:37 pm

Peoria has something for everyone

Paris, New Orleans, London – many fine cities around the world are built on rivers. And that’s also true in Illinois, where Peoria offers a great opportunity for a weekend getaway or day t...
Thursday, May 23, 2013 04:33 pm

Rooted in history, growing in confidence, downtown leads a community renewal effort

Decatur’s historic downtown is launching a new era. A new look, a hip attitude, fresh paved roads, restored storefronts and a refreshed self-image have made downtown Decatur the place to be any ...
Thursday, May 16, 2013 02:14 pm

A mural project is set to bring beauty to downtown

“It used to be scary down this way.”Barry Friedman, owner of the Alamo, 115 N. Fifth St., is reminiscing about conditions in downtown Springfield prior to the 2005 opening of the Abraham L...
Thursday, May 9, 2013 09:01 am

The effort to revive the heart of Springfield

When Jasper Madonia started working in downtown Springfield in 1939, the downtown was a different place from today. He describes a bustling place so busy that he had to push his way through the crowds...
Thursday, May 2, 2013 09:03 am

Murder trial begins in 2009 killings

Logan County state’s attorney Jonathan Wright was raging.With trial scheduled to start in just three weeks, defense attorney Daniel Fultz had tainted the jury pool by granting an interview to a...
Thursday, April 25, 2013 06:14 am

Mbanna Kantako is still on the air

Mbanna Kantako is on a roll.From his rental house just off North Grand Avenue in Enos Park, the 54-year-old blind man talks about the advent of spring and the need to till the soil. He speaks of pollu...
Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:13 am

A performer’s journey from Moscow to Springfield and beyond

What separates the dreamers and schemers of the world from the believers and achievers? Some say hard work and some say circumstance, but most would think it’s a fair amount of both that make th...
Thursday, April 4, 2013 11:04 am

Prairie Art Alliance contest yields impressive regional talent

Digital cameras that are affordable and easy-to-use, including those cameras and image-sharing apps in our smartphones, have sparked a photo craze. Who could have predicted that so many Americans woul...
Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:04 am

What are the risks of tapping Illinois’ trapped oil and natural gas?

Nearly a mile below the surface of southern Illinois, a vast reserve of oil and natural gas sits locked in thick shale rock. While Illinois has a long history of tapping into its enormous fossil fuel...
Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:04 am

Gus Gordon takes the helm of the Hoogland Center for the Arts

“At a certain point I realized I was a clone,” says Gus Gordon of his 22-year tenure as chief meteorologist at WICS-TV Channel 20. His tone is more amused than bemused, and entirely withou...

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