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Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 12:00 am

Help these helping agencies by getting them something from their wish lists

These central Illinois organizations need some extra help this holiday season. If your organization needs help you’re your list to: swhalen@illinoistimes.comSPARC232 Bruns Lane, Springfiel
Holiday
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 12:00 am

Party planning expert, Karen Bussen, offers these easy tips to put any host or hostess in the driver’s seat of a holiday celebration.

1. Stock a ’Holiday Party Pantry’Find a place in your home (a cupboard, closet, or a few shelves) where you can collect basic elements to help you pull together a great celebration, even a
Best of Springfield
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 12:00 am
RIP, CAITIE GIRLBest downtown dining. Most original menu. Best chef. Best-kept secret.And all gone.If there was a landslide winner in this year’s Best Of competition, it was Caitie Girl’s,
Best of Springfield
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 12:00 am
BEST ASIAN FOODBEST SUSHIBEST MARTINI NAMEBEST PLACE FOR A FIRST DATEOsaka1665 Wabash Ave., 726-8037Osaka sure does a lot of things right. First things first, let’s start with the cocktails. We
Best of Springfield
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 12:00 am
BEST BAR FOODBrickhouse Grill & Pub3136 W. Iles Ave., 546-2745219 S. Fifth St., (downtown), 679-1500 OK, you’ve got your cheeseburgers, your horseshoes, your nachos, your chicken wings, your
Best of Springfield
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 12:00 am
BEST BAR FOR SPORTSBEST CHICKEN WINGSBuffalo Wild Wings2808 N. Dirksen Parkway, 670-00484420 Wabash Avenue, 546-9453Walk into Buffalo Wild Wings and there’s not a seat in the house from which yo
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Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 12:00 am
BEST BAND WITHOUT A CATEGORY Still Kick’nOh my goodness, the bull ran loose when no category for country band appeared in the 2011 Best of Springfield list. Immediately fans of Still Kick’
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Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 12:00 am
BEST ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATIONAnimal Protective League1001 Taintor Road, 544-7387Springfield has at least five places where you can adopt an unwanted dog or cat, but Animal Protective League is, by f
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Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 12:00 am
BEST BARBERCraig JonesUnique Blendz Barbershop, 2917 S. MacArthur Blvd., 528-4245If you’ve got to put your head in the hands of a guy with some seriously sharp blades, Craig Jones is the kind of
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Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 12:00 am
BEST-KEPT SECRETFree knife sharpening at Schnuck’s1911 Sangamon Ave. E., 744-20122801 Chatham Road, 698-2980Sorry, dear readers, but perhaps you did not understand the question. Much as we loved

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