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Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 12:11 am

$15 million governor’s mansion restoration anchors nearby projects

 The fountain is gone. You can tell because a wide treeless dirt path, accented by a large mound of gravel, offers an unimpeded view of the empty space where it once stood. The north entrance is...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:16 am
 Jacksonville Farmers MarketAug 24, 26, 29, 31, Sep 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30, Oct 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 31, 7am-12pm. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Satu...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:15 am
 Effingham, population 12,500, seems an unlikely locale for a renowned gourmet restaurant and perhaps the largest Corvette party in the world, but this town at the crossroads of I-57 and I-70 is...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:13 am
 Jeff and Lisa Broom are getting ready for another busy autumn in their Carlinville orchard and Farm Market. Customers will head into the orchard for you-pick apple days beginning Labor Day weeke...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:12 am
 The Midwest is rife with simmering discontent and sweet poppy distractions all at the same time. Connections are missed and women have had it with the patriarchy. I’m talking about fall theate...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:11 am

From show tunes to country to punk, seasonal concerts offer something for all tastes

 Does anything go together better than crisp fall weather and live music? The days of sticky, sweaty outdoor festivals are in the past, replaced by cardigans, multicolored leaves and bands hittin...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:10 am

Fall cocktails delight

 Soon, but not just yet, it will be that time of year again.Summer lingers, at least for now, which is a good thing in more ways than one, especially for booze hounds. Margaritas, gin fizzes and...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:13 am

Solar eclipse promises a truly cosmic experience

 “For some people, it is a life-changing event,” said Dr. John C. Martin, associate professor of astronomy-physics at University of Illinois Springfield, regarding the upcoming solar eclipse...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:12 am
 • Fifteen total eclipses have been recorded somewhere in the continental United States in the last 150 years. One that was visible as a partial eclipse in this area happened on Feb. 26, 1979....

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