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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...
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 09:21 pm
Before the Civil War, embalming was mainly done in America by medical men seeking to preserve corpses for anatomical study. It wasn’t until the outbreak of the Civil War, when tens of thousands ...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 04:16 pm
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, lawn and garden watering makes up nearly 40 percent of total household water use during the summer. One way to reduce outdoor water usag...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 01:27 pm

Illinois State Historical Society honors 23 centenarians

What do Poetry Magazine, Chicago Chinatown, Madison County, Haenig Electric Company and the YMCA of McDonough County have in common? They are a few of 23 Illinois businesses, nonprofits and municipali...

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