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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 01:01 am
As the summer sun emerges and time-consumers like Lost and Dancing with the Stars end (just for the season!), the capital city’s trails and parks come alive with walkers, joggers and ...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 11:06 am

This summer’s movie season is no picnic in the park

Remember the writer’s strike that hobbled Hollywood 18 months ago? While it had an immediate effect on the television industry, it’s only now being felt on the big screen ...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 12:11 pm

Picturesque Metro East county a destination for hikers and bikers

Untitled Document Having two sons, I’ve done my share of driving around the state on weekends — attending swim meets, soccer games, or cross-country meets over the ye...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 05:24 am

New tourist trolley connects Petersburg’s attractions

Untitled Document Adlai Stevenson, vice president under Grover Cleveland, once visited the Old Salem Chautauqua just south of Petersburg. So did populist lawyer William Jennings ...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 05:19 am

It takes cojones to attend one of these festivals

Untitled Document “Most folks just don’t seem to have a taste for testicles no more,” said the waitress who served Chevy Chase’s character the two-year-re...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 01:39 am

Find out what's going on all summer long

Untitled Document Unless otherwise noted, events are in Springfield and Sangamon County. Information for some event was incomplete at press time. Check upcoming editions of Illin...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 09:25 pm

Along the Potawatomi Trail of Death

Untitled Document “We soon found ourselves on the grand prairies of Illinois, under a burning sun and without shade from one camp to another. They are vast as the ocean, an...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 08:17 pm

Champaign-Urbana offers a relaxing day trip

Untitled Document Champaign-Urbana, just about an hour-and-a-half away, has added or upgraded some new attractions that make the twin college towns a great day or weekend trip th...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 07:02 am

What's hot this summer

Untitled Document Old Capitol Farmers’ Market Through Oct. 29 Asparagus. Strawberries. Green beans. Tomatoes. Peaches. Honey. Jellies. Eggs. Ch...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 02:39 am

Your guide to everything summer in and around Springfield

Untitled Document Welcome to Summer Guide 2008. This is our 25th annual look at the season most associated with play. In addition to our calendar of summer events and special foc...

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