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Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 12:14 am
 Driving across Illinois in 2017, it can be difficult to imagine what the landscape looked like when Illinois was nicknamed the “Prairie State.” With the plight of pollinators in the public m...
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 12:11 am
 Fall is a popular time to enjoy the outdoors, especially with the magic of the change of seasons. The summer is a time when many homeowners may wish to start thinking about fall improvements, es...
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 12:10 am

Fountains are a welcome addition to an yard

 Fountains have been around since Roman times. In the ancient world, they were purely functional, employing springs or aqueducts to provide water for drinking, bathing and cleaning to even the sm...
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 12:10 am

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, grassroots protest is thriving in central Illinois

All across the country, a new surge of grassroots activism is taking place, frequently spearheaded by citizens who had not necessarily been politically involved previously. Often growing out of social...
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 12:08 am
 This Sundery, Sept. 10, the Council of Lake Springfield Clubs celebrates its 60th anniversary with food, drinks and music from noon to 6 p.m. at the Aqua Sports Club. The public is invited and a...
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...

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