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Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am

Comedy is serious business to Ray Phillips

 Growing up in the Philly projects with an African-American father and Italian mother, my Mom would try to cook soul food for my Dad and we appreciated it. But I’m telling you, spaghetti and pi...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:11 am

Illinois Innocence Project wants to help ease exonerees back into society

 The Illinois Innocence Project based at University of Illinois Springfield, is part of a nationwide network of groups working toward overturning wrongful convictions. Since it began in 2001, the...
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:12 am

Mentally ill inmates clog jails. Sometimes they die.

Tiffany Ann Rusher could be a handful. She was nonetheless loved.In Rusher’s final days, relatives gathered at St. John’s Hospital. Her mother, Kelli Andrews, rubbed Rusher’s stomach and feet in...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:21 am
Introduction to BonsaiApr 19, 6-9pm. Introduction to the basic styles and principles of bonsai. Gain hands-on experience styling and potting your own bonsai. Registration. $25. web.extension.illinois....
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:20 am

The Springfield Civic Garden Club just keeps growing

 On March 7, 1929, visionary Harriet Knudson, known as Mrs. T. J. Knudson, hosted a meeting of Springfield residents at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel to establish a club dedicated to creating beauty...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:19 am
 Do you give flowers to your loved one on holidays and birthdays? Flowers are a great way to communicate your love and affection, and some can convey a specific message, according to a horticultu...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:18 am
 As the season warms up, many gardeners begin looking forward to their first rhubarb harvests. Although it was first cultivated in central Asia more than 2,000 years ago for its medicinal propert...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:17 am

Planting seeds with grandkids

 Like many life skills, gardening is often learned directly from family members. Grandparents might recruit the grandkids to help water transplants or drop in seeds, setting the stage for a lifet...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:16 am

Here’s the fix.

 To be successful in life, you need things like motivation, focus, planning and perseverance.All well and good. But, if you’re like many Americans, first you have to get organized. You need to...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:15 am
 When it comes time to prepare a home for sale, there are a number of quick and affordable fixes that can help seal the deal, while some so-called improvements may sink a sale.When it’s time to...

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