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Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am
 You read his poems in school and you have heard his name all of your life. If you are curious like I was about this man who composed folk songs and wrote poems, books about Lincoln and children�...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am

The Kibbe Hancock Museum, “Where local history comes alive”

 Head west, young man or woman! About 100 miles northwest of Springfield there is an interesting museum, the Kibbe Hancock Museum, with the motto, “Where Local History Comes Alive.”The Kibbe...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am
 It was a weekend getaway for me as I decided to make my way down to southwestern Illinois and southeastern Missouri to get a little French history lesson. I didn’t know what to expect as I sta...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am

Travel Lincoln’s path to the Lincoln Log Cabin

 Abraham Lincoln’s legacy is found not just in Springfield but throughout central Illinois, where he practiced law and traveled to many locations, including Coles County. While he was in Coles...
Thursday, May 23, 2013 08:39 am
No matter what your taste in theater might be, whether it’s light musical comedy, modern musical bombast, prize-winning drama, kid-friendly shows or Pythonesque parody, at least one of the regio...
Thursday, May 23, 2013 04:55 pm

Springfield’s race schedule is crazy!

The gallons of sweat, aching muscles and months of training have led to this: race day. You’re at the starting line with dozens, hundreds or even thousands of other people, your mind amped up an...
Thursday, May 23, 2013 04:42 pm
Sunshine, flowers and, of course, furry creatures make kids and adults alike light up. This year winter’s grip was a tight one, increasing our longing to shed the coats and head outside. In earl...
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...


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