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Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 01:42 pm

College football matchups are just a few hours away and help a good cause

While there is no shortage of great prep gridiron action or NFL team spirit in Springfield, the capital city's offering of college football leaves something to be desired. Sure, ...
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 01:03 am

Courthouse replica offers a feel for 19th century justice

Despite local opposition, in 1929 Henry Ford bought and dismantled the courthouse in Postville and had it set up again at his Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Mich. The courthouse...
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 01:02 am

You don’t have to be alone this winter

By now, your summer fling is either nearing an end, you're thinking about taking the relationship to the next level, or the thought of spending the holiday season alone is depres...
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 12:57 am

Soak up the season while harvesting berries and apples

Many days, Mother Nature locks you indoors and keeps you there with her sweltering heat or bone-chilling cold, soul-sapping humidity or ear-warping wind, rain, snow, sleet, thund...
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 12:56 am

Pekin’s Dirksen Center celebrates a colorful character

The colorful and raspy-voiced U. S. Sen. Everett McKinley Dirksen died in 1969, but his memory lives on at the Dirksen Congressional Center in Pekin, near Peoria. This is a research center, ...
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 08:10 pm

Abe’s Corn Maze and other corny festivals

If you're looking to get into the maze craze this fall, we have great news — Springfield will host its very own 10-acre corn creation. If that's not enough, it's even cut i...
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 07:03 pm

From “R-Rated Springfield” to the “Haunted Dead Walk” and “Terror on the Square”

No kids allowed. It's a strict requirement of Garret Moffett's new October tour, "R-Rated Springfield." "If you enjoy TV shows like 'The Sopranos,' then you will enjoy this," ...
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 04:36 am

Hundreds of fall activities across Central Illinois

Determined to put an end to the rumor that there's nothing to do in central Illinois, we reached out across the region to identify a bevy of fairs, festivals, concerts, art exhibi...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007 04:14 pm

Cemeteries are islands of tranquility to reconnect with nature and the past

Untitled Document When the air turns cooler, the leaves change colors, and the rhythm of life settles into that steady pace that’s found only between the start of school an...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007 11:49 am

Your guide to everything fall in and around Springfield

Untitled Document Cribbing from lyricist Maxwell Anderson, I see that we’re approaching the time of the year when the weather turns leaves to flame and the days grow short ...

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