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Best of Springfield
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
Best of Springfield
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
Home & Garden
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 12:00 am

Follow these steps to avoid the trouble spots and end up with the kitchen of your dreams

Ensure a happy and successful kitchen remodel by planning ahead, researching features and keeping expectations in check. 1. Take time to planPlanning is a critical step in any remodeling project, and
Fall Guide
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 12:00 am
As autumn sets in, Springfield audiences can rest assured the rich repertoire of local and regional musicians will temper the cooling weather. From Labor Day pops concerts (think baseball) to Christma
Fall Guide
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 12:00 am
Rock, pop, Christian and jazz are among the musical offerings in central Illinois this fall. There’s something for everybody, so plan ahead, then get out and enjoy the music.Sangamon AuditoriumS
Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:00 am
Big Summer Events Excursions Benton and the Shawnee National Forest St. James Farm Activities Theater Children Illinois wine Sports Ultimate Frisbee Sw
Thursday, March 24, 2011 12:00 am

A ward-by-ward look at the candidates and the issues, from potholes to garbage pickup, sidewalks to the city budget. Politics doesn’t get any more grass-roots than this.

Ward 1: Young newcomer challenges a familiar faceIn 2008, Ward 1 got a Wal-Mart on South Sixth Street. Meanwhile, Mike Crews and Frank Edwards got an election issue. Both alderman candidates highlight
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 12:00 am

Celebrating 23 loved ones lost in 2010

About the issue In this last edition of the year, Illinois Times once again takes a loving look back at a few of the Springield-area characters who died during the past year. We say characters beca
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 12:00 am

Our annual book issue featuring local books and authors

This year’s crop of Illinois books and Illinois authors is particularly rich and interesting.To put Illinoisans in the spirit of the season, University of Illinois Press offers Christmas in Illi
Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 12:00 am

Lend a hand to these central Illinois organizations this holiday season.

Helping Hands Of Springfield200 S. 11th Street 217-744-0470Helping Hands of Springfield is a non-profit organization whose mission is “. . . to shelter the homeless, provide support, promote ind


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