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Monday, June 25, 2012 03:34 pm
Should the film Noise, starring Tim Robbins, be required viewing for all? Well, that might be going a little far, but during this year of compassion in Springfield, Illinois many might benefit to know that there are those among them who are sensitive to or suffer with their noise. In the film, Robbins’ character lives in New York City where he becomes painfully bothered by the city&rsqu...
Monday, March 5, 2012 12:19 pm
You know those compact fluorescent light bulbs you’ve been buying? Well, they contain small amounts of mercury and should be recycled instead of thrown in the trash such as you would an incandescent bulb. So where to disposal of compact florescent light bulbs? Seriously, supermarkets should offer this service. Everyone goes there regularly. But in the meantime bring them to Ace Hardware,...
Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 03:09 pm
Recycle your electronics—computers and all the extras, televisions, cell phones, VCRs, game players, answering machines, calculators, copiers, fax machines, cables, telephones, pagers, typewriters and more. Where: Habitat ReStore, 1514 W. Jefferson, Springfield, Illinois When: Mon-Fri 10 a.m. -6 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Why: The Electronic Waste Recycling Act, Public...
Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 10:57 am
If you can, catch Springfield resident Larry Lovekamp this Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. as a contestant on the Price is Right (WCIA, Channel 3). It’s always fun to track local folks who try for big money, prizes or fame on national television. So cheer for one of our own Springpatch-team members, feel closer to the hubbub of the world, and dream of your own pot of gold. Who knows, it may be ...
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 08:05 am
The name of this blog might be “Get FIT,” but that seems to be getting harder for more and more Americans.

I know awareness on the issue of the obesity epidemic in the U.S. is improving, but are our habits really becoming healthier?

A lot of times I think living a healthy lifestyle can be...
Thursday, June 16, 2011 09:12 am
We all like to see homegrown Illinois businesses succeed, but sometimes they get a little too cocky. That may be the case with Chicago-based Groupon. The Internet startup, which offers one discount coupon per day for various U.S. cities, is being sued in a San Francisco federal court for alleged "false and misleading business and advertising acts" the company utilizes on Google.
Friday, June 10, 2011 11:27 pm
All six heirs to nearly 40 percent of the land promised to FutureGen 2.0 want the “clean” coal project to go away, says Jeffery and Betty Niemann, Jacksonville residents related to the late Bill Beilschmidt.

Beilschmidt, upon his death in 1999, placed more than 600 acres of land located near Ashland in two separate trusts with Farmer State Bank, Niemann says. As managers of ...

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