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Thursday, May 27, 2010 12:11 am
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, more than 80 different films will be released in North American movie theaters. Some will fly under the radar, with total budgets amounting to less than what’...
Thursday, May 27, 2010 08:30 pm

Here are festivals and attractions to get you headed toward the river

It’s known for its 630-foot arch that greets you upon entrance to its city, a site to behold. The “Gateway City” has much to offer. From festivals and fairs to amusement parks, conce...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 06:09 am

For affordable day-trips to Alton and St. Louis, take the train

Passenger rail may have seen its heyday come and go, but 21,000 miles of train track still crisscross America. Ten of Amtrak’s routes wind through Illinois and can connect those look...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 02:22 am

The summerlong guide to fun in central Illinois

Capital City Bicentennial CelebrationJuly 3-4 What happens when Abraham Lincoln meets the 21st century? The Capital City Bicentennial Celebration. The inaugural event fuses the Springfi...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 01:02 am

The play-by-play on baseball in and around the capital city

Not a full year after the first organized baseball game was played in New Jersey’s Elysian Fields, in 1846, poet Walt Whitman is said to have written of the fledgling sport, “I...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 01:01 am
For some, a trip to the Peoria area is sheer Par-A-Dice, as they seek to fatten their pockets on the riverboat. While the riverboat is a popular spot, the river city, about 70 miles north...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 01:01 am

A promising theater season is in store for central Illinois

Summer theater in our area gets better every year and this summer looks promising with a not-to-be-missed new production of an old favorite: Forever This Land at New Salem, Carly Shank&rsq...


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