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Thursday, May 23, 2013 04:37 pm

Peoria has something for everyone

Paris, New Orleans, London – many fine cities around the world are built on rivers. And that’s also true in Illinois, where Peoria offers a great opportunity for a weekend getaway or day t...
Thursday, May 23, 2013 04:33 pm

Rooted in history, growing in confidence, downtown leads a community renewal effort

Decatur’s historic downtown is launching a new era. A new look, a hip attitude, fresh paved roads, restored storefronts and a refreshed self-image have made downtown Decatur the place to be any ...
Thursday, May 24, 2012 09:59 am

Historic Alton offers something for everyone

Don’t take the freeway.A drive into yesteryear is best taken on back roads, so skip Interstate 55 and spend an extra half-hour cruising Illinois 111 south to Alton, a great bet for a day trip 90...
Thursday, May 24, 2012 06:05 am

Biking, running, swimming and obstacle courses in the capital city

With such mild and beautiful weather so far this year, it’s a great time to go outside and get some exercise. And while you’re at it, why not play in the mud?Springfield and the surroundin...
Thursday, May 24, 2012 06:30 pm
It’s that time of year again. Yes, ’tis the season for summer barbecues, local festivals and a boat on the lake. It also marks the start of a magnificent summer of local theater in central...
Thursday, May 24, 2012 09:02 am

Festivals, fairs and fun in central Illinois

Old Capitol Farmers Market8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through Oct. 27 Lamb from Knob Hill Livestock Co. in Petersburg, Amish bakery goods from The Homestead Bakery in Arthur, pecan...
Thursday, May 24, 2012 02:32 pm
With summer rapidly approaching, Springfield residents will be planning various ways to spend their summer through activities like vacations and traveling. So, why not plan on spending a little time v...
Thursday, May 24, 2012 01:47 pm

Go to Rockome Gardens, Arthur and Arcola

Open for the 2012 season, Rockome Gardens is an iconic place that brings back childhood memories for many. Today, under the management of the Rockome Gardens Preservation Inc., the popular tourist ven...
Thursday, May 24, 2012 01:43 pm
Everyone has heard Julie Garland croon the tune, “Meet me in St. Louis, Louis, Meet me at the fair, Don’t tell me the lights are shining any place but there….” For those who w...
Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:43 am
Big Summer Events Excursions Benton and the Shawnee National Forest St. James Farm Activities Theater Children Illinois wine Sports Ultimate Frisbee Sw...

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