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Thursday, March 8, 2012 10:35 pm
After selling 112 million copies in 40 languages, the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul book series is a household name. And soon, two Springfield authors will appear in the latest installment: Chicke...
Thursday, March 1, 2012 11:34 pm
Lucky us.Springfield on Feb. 20 became the first town outside the St. Louis area where Kraftig beer is available. If you haven’t heard of Kraftig, you may be familiar with its creator, William &...
Thursday, March 1, 2012 03:53 am
Traveling out of Springfield?As you go, why not take a mini-brochure about Springfield with you?Representatives of the Citizens Club of Springfield, Springfield Chamber of Commerce and government offi...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 06:04 am
With the courthouse being closed, more than 60 local lawyers gathered in the atrium of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Springfield on President’s Day for a legal conferenc...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 03:54 am
Can drumming help fight cancer? It may sound like a silly question, but research shows that making music relieves stress, improves self-esteem and enhances the immune system. And regardless of whether...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 09:33 am
Do you like resale shopping but don’t like having to put on pants? Now you can surf for second-hand deals in your undies and help make a difference in Springfield at the same time. M.E.R.C.Y. Co...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 07:33 am
More than half of all prison inmates in Illinois will go back to prison within a year of being released. That’s a sobering thought, but here’s some good news: 92 percent of parolees served...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 03:20 am
Hockey has a reputation as a pretty tough game. Any sport in which referees let the players fight until someone ends up on the ice isn’t for the weak. (At one Boston Bruins game in 1979, Bruins ...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 09:30 pm
SIU Medical School is going all out for African-American History Month, hosting a plethora of history- and diversity-themed events throughout February at 801 N. Rutledge St. Check out a handful of his...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 03:56 pm
There’s something intriguing about solar power – the way it turns sunlight directly into useable electricity without the hassle of steam, fossil fuels or motors. It’s beautifully sim...


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