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Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:01 am

As retailers start to move to non-gendered signage for their aisles, it’s good to simply remember that toys will be toys

 This holiday season your local Target is sure to be decked out in red and green, but not so much in pink and blue.Over the last few months, so shoppers don’t “feel frustrated or limited by t...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:10 am
If you didn’t know better, you might think Richard Craig is a powerful businessman. An athletic, handsome man of 46, he’s dressed sharply from head to toe: black wingtip dress shoes, black dress s...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:09 am
 When Swedish seekers of religious freedom spent their first winter huddled in shelters dug into a ravine in what is now Bishop Hill, few probably guessed that, 169 years later, their settlement...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:13 am

Even in the social-media era, when a small news outlet can create a viral story, some of the biggest news of the past year never got to most of the public

In 1976, when Carl Jensen, a professor at California’s Sonoma State University, started looking into news media self-censorship, nobody had ever dreamed of the Internet. Most computers were still bi...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:11 am

’Tis the season for potlucks!

 Get your casserole dishes ready! The holidays are almost here, which means potlucks are sure to be soon filling up your calendar.Potlucks are a popular choice for the season because they allow e...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:11 am

Illinois trappers have game in their skins

 With the speedometer at 85 and fingers crossed, I fly toward the Macon County Fairgrounds in Decatur.I have gotten a late start, and so am risking a speeding ticket to see something that I might...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:01 am
BEST BANKUnited Community Bank1900 West Iles Ave., 787-3000700 Stevenson Drive, 529-3000617 Bruns Lane, 787-3001A bank is a bank is a bank is a bank, right? Wrong. United Community Bank, as the name i...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:01 am
BEST BLOODY MARYJP Kelly’s300 E. Adams St., 753-7933What goes into making a good Bloody Mary? JP Kelly’s likes to leave that up to the customer, which is surely one of the reasons they scored high...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:01 am
BEST CROSSFIT GYMCapital City CrossFit1615 W. Jefferson, 726-3817On its Facebook page, the sole self-description of Capital City CrossFit (C3 to its friends) is “forging elite fitness.” While Cros...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:01 am
BEST BAKERYBEST WEDDING CAKESIncredibly Delicious925 South Seventh St., 528-8548You no longer have to go to St. Louis or Chicago for good pastries and bread, and this year’s winner, Incredibly Delic...

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