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Capital City Parent
Friday, May 1, 2015 12:00 am
Cover photo by Ginny Lee is of Jakobi Ikerionwu, son of Jon and Colleen Ikerionwu of Springfield. The photo was taken in Washington Park when “Kobi” was two. He is four years old now, about to bec
Capital City Visitor
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:00 am

Meet Springfield’s best-known resident and revered icon

 Two centuries after his birth, Springfield’s best-known resident remains a revered icon, a leader who bore the weight of destiny to his untimely demise. Born in dire poverty and self-educated,
Capital City Visitor
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:00 am

Get off the tourist track and relax

 Haven’t you seen enough sights? How about some fun? Take it from the locals – here are 18 ways to have a good time in the capital city that don’t involve learning anything at all. Just enj
Capital City Visitor
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:00 am

Discover a hidden treasure, world-class and free

 Not to be missed during a visit to Springfield is the Illinois State Museum, just a few blocks west of downtown in the State Capitol complex. People of all ages will enjoy this free museum, whic
Capital City Visitor
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:00 am

Take in the sights and sounds of the seat of Illinois government

 Illinois State Capitol  Construction began on the sixth and current Illinois Capitol in 1868 after officials determined that more space was needed for government business.
Capital City Visitor
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:00 am

Springfield’s museums and historic sites

 AeroKnow Museum Anyone looking for a complete parts manual for a World War II Martin B-26 Marauder – or another obscure relic from the aeronautical past – should visit AeroK
Capital City Visitor
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:00 am

Where to find theater, dance and other cultural outlets

 Hoogland Center for the Arts  The city’s premier arts venue, the Hoogland Center for the Arts, is a magnet for practitioners and supporters of the arts. Named after the family that
Capital City Visitor
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:00 am

Where to browse and buy

DEMO Project – This alternative gallery is actually a small cottage on the grounds of the Springfield Art Association which took its name from the fact that it was originally slated for demolition.
Capital City Visitor
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:00 am

Springfield, where history comes alive!

 Visitor information Welcome to Springfield, Ill., home of Lincoln. The map on the opposite page features some of the city’s historic sites and places of interest. Besides visi
Capital City Visitor
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:00 am

Springfield offers great parks, nature spots, gardens and prairie wilderness

 You’ve been doing a lot of walking, mostly from one historic site to the next. It’s not really the legwork that wears you out – you’ve simply taken in all the details a mind can absorb.

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