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Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 01:06 am

What to do and where to go in the old Eighth Judicial Circuit

A recent estimate by the Abraham Lincoln Association puts the number of distinct titles about Lincoln at 17,000. Add another hundred or so generated by the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial, and Lincoln may i...
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 01:06 am

Concerts and music fests from central Illinois to St. Louis

Normally, as autumn goes in the Midwest, things begin to cool off, but that isn’t so with live music. This fall has a number of options within an afternoon’s drive from Springfield, and th...
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 01:02 am

The season’s guide to theater in central Illinois

As many Springfield residents look forward to the weather finally cooling down, fans of locally produced entertainment can’t wait for the theater season to heat up. It might seem counter-intuiti...
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 01:00 am

Table of contents

Autumn is showtimeThe season’s guide to theater in Central IllinoisFun at fall festivalsVisit Mt. Vernon for art and wineSurprising GreenvilleVisit the fun and quirky DeMoulin MuseumFall classic...
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 04:45 pm
As the days become shorter, the temperature cools, and leaves turn vibrant colors of yellow, orange and brown. The Springfield area is not short on its variety of fall festivals sure to keep you and y...
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, ...


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