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Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009 01:40 am
The BEST OF SPRINGFIELD was a fresh idea in 1982 when we first asked our readers to identify the best burger in town. In the 27 editions since then we’ve worked to keep it fresh by shaking up categories, asking different questions. As you’ll see over the next 30 pages, there’s plenty to celebrate about the individuals and businesses that call central Illinois home. How we do i...
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008 12:25 am
Best Green-Friendly Business Food Fantasies 1512 W. Wabash Ave. www.foodfantasies.com If you've ever "fantasized" about free-range turkeys and locally harvested tomatoes, you may not be su...
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 03:11 pm
Best Chips and Salsa Xochimilco 2941 W. Iles Ave., 546-3116; 3210 Northfield Dr., 544-9206; 6901 Preston Dr., 483-1006 You can tell a lot about a Mexican restaurant by its chips. If they’re...
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 08:38 am
Rather than name a winner in this out-of-town eatery category we thought it would be far more fun to challenge readers to eat their way around central Illinois. In alphabetical order here are nine ea...
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 12:38 am

A long tradition of celebrating the outstanding

When we started working on this Best of Springfield edition many weeks ago, the world was a calmer place than it is today. Given the general craziness we’re all experiencing as Wall Street and M...
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 01:49 pm
In a hurry and pinching pennies? Our readers didn’t deliver one clear winner so we decided to feature the top five vote getters. Here’s the skinny on some of your options for fast, cheap m...
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 05:44 am
Best Original Band Best Local Band Likely to Make it Big The Station Over 10 years of constant touring across the U.S. took The Station a long way from its humble beginnings in Chatham, Ill...
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 01:11 pm
Best gym for weight training Fit Club all locations www.fitclub.net Though it’s not obvious to a casual observer, it’s true that weight training burns more calories when the muscles a...
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 12:57 am
Best school crossing guard Rosemary Thomas She starts her mornings as crossing guard at St. Aloysius school, then by 8:30 she’s on the job at Ridgely elementary. She’s back again at both ...
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007 01:57 pm

The best of the city

Untitled Document BEST PLACE FOR A WEDDING RECEPTION BEST BED & BREAKFAST The Inn at 835 835 S. Second St., 217-523-4466 The predict...


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