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Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 02:56 am

Fall is theater season in central Illinois

As summer comes to a close, the overwhelming heat and touristy jaunts are becoming distant memories. The sunscreen is being packed away, and you’ve enjoyed yet another summer of stimulating acti...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 02:56 am
With the heat of summer in the rear view mirror, it is time for a fall adventure. Head to the Quad Cities along the big Ole Mississippi. There is a lot to do in the Quad Cities and on the way there an...
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 01:51 pm
It’s hard to think of anything good about droughts, but they have turned up some interesting finds. On Aug. 6, the Illinois State Museum announced a new acquisition that resulted from the curren...
Thursday, July 26, 2012 09:44 am

The great Russian novelist, author of Lolita, was taken aback by a flagpole enthusiast

When the great Russian novelist Vladimir Nabokov visited Springfield in 1942, he met a man who would become fodder for one of the most entertaining letters he wrote to his wife. It was excerpted last ...
Thursday, July 12, 2012 10:19 am

New historical marker commemorates the heritage of a proud community

The placing of a church cornerstone is an act of faith. For the founders of Springfield’s St. Vincent de Paul Lithuanian Catholic Church it was an act of survival. Exiled from their tiny homelan...
Thursday, July 5, 2012 06:39 am
Ah summer…the days are long, picnics are taken, the drive-ins are packed and superheroes, aliens and animated films take over the multiplex. As the saying goes, “You’ve got to make...
Thursday, May 24, 2012 09:59 am

Historic Alton offers something for everyone

Don’t take the freeway.A drive into yesteryear is best taken on back roads, so skip Interstate 55 and spend an extra half-hour cruising Illinois 111 south to Alton, a great bet for a day trip 90...
Thursday, May 24, 2012 06:05 am

Biking, running, swimming and obstacle courses in the capital city

With such mild and beautiful weather so far this year, it’s a great time to go outside and get some exercise. And while you’re at it, why not play in the mud?Springfield and the surroundin...

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