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Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am

How mayoral candidates are contending for the east-side vote

 Springfield has never elected a black mayor. It’s been 16 years since an African-American candidate even ran for mayor.Allan Woodson was one of Springfield’s first black aldermen and the las...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am

A feast of art and architecture awaits you up north

 Most visitors to Chicago’s Hyde Park begin and end their visit at the Museum of Science and Industry, the popular museum on South Lake Shore Drive that enchants children and adults. But the hi...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am

Is it time for Illinois to lift the ban?

Bobcat hunting, Ron Edgerly swears, is about as much fun as a man can have in the woods. Just listen to him tell what happened when the quarry doubled back on its tracks in the frozen Gogomain Swamp i...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am
 If the Lincolns continued to take a Springfield newspaper even after they moved to Washington, D.C., no doubt they would have been shocked by the May 12, 1864, issue of the Illinois State Journa...
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 12:01 am

David Brodsky finds his photographic voice in central Illinois

 Before David Brodsky and his family immigrated to the United States almost exactly 25 years ago, with the help of the Springfield Jewish Federation, he was literally a man without a country. “...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 Women have a lot of misconceptions about strength training. While more are lifting weights, many are reluctant to set foot in the weight room. One of the biggest fears is that they will bulk up...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 Quitting smoking and losing weight consistently top New Year’s resolutions lists. In an effort to stop smoking, a growing number of smokers are turning to electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarette...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 Matt Jackson sets out chairs, turns on music and the small group gathered for the Monday morning Fitness for You class on the third floor of the Simmons Cancer Institute join him as he begins le...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 Contrary to popular belief, adopting a healthy lifestyle is not a difficult undertaking. In certain instances, convenience may need to be sacrificed in favor of nutrition, but many people find t...

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