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Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 01:54 pm
 My father likes to recite the poem Trees by Joyce Kilmer. “I think that I shall never see / a poem lovely as a tree.” We’re quite the tree and bird family. My mother’s email even has bird in the address....
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 04:08 pm
Crain’s Chicago Business recently took its own look at why the State of Illinois failed to set up its own state-run exchange under the Affordable Care Act. The result is that uninsured Illinoisans w...
Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 12:39 pm
Today, White Oaks Mall welcomes Bachrach, the newest retailer to hit the mall’s changing landscape over the past year. The Bachrach brand is a menswear brand based upon European aesthetics.&nb...
Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 09:08 am
Downtown Springfield had a 10,000-square-foot children’s museum from 1996 to 2001,  which closed from a lack of money and interest. Which raises a question: The proposed new on will succeed bec...
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 08:25 am
 More on the subject of local histories: Helen Van Cleave Blankmeyer wrote a history of Sangamon County titled The Sangamo Country. I don’t recall if it was commissioned by or merely published ...
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 11:12 am
I tried to say all this a year and a half ago in “Living too high off the hog” (March 3, 2011) but this time I will hand the mike over to Aaron Carroll at the Incidental Economist. Referring to re...
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 03:24 pm

Z Bistro hosts holiday preview for this weekends Route 66 Film Festival

 Get into the Halloween spirit tonight at 7 with a free screening of the horror comedy They Will Outlive Us All tonight at ZBistro (220 S. Sixth St.). The film takes place in ...

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