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Travel
Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:00 am

For quilts, family-style food and Amish heritage, visit Shipshewana, Indiana

 The horse’s hooves clip-clop along the pavement, pulling the black buggy in the early morning mist. The aroma of cinnamon rolls and berry pie wafts from the bakery, tempting all who pass by. H
Travel
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:00 am
 New Harmony, Ind., is a special place to stop and smell the roses – or at least the red geraniums. And 2014 is a perfect year to visit this former utopian community as it celebrates its bicent
Travel
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 12:00 am

Springfield and St. Louis host February flower shows

 Surrounding yourself with the sight and scent of orchids can be a sure cure for that case of cabin fever you’ve been harboring since the holidays. But you don’t have to hop on a plane to Haw
Travel
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:00 am

Visit the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area

Nine cabins at the Prairie Lake Campground have electricity but no plumbing. Each cabin sleeps six and is within walking distance of the campground’s shower house. Go to www.reserveamerica.com to ma
Books
Thursday, May 10, 2012 12:00 am
I thought I knew the story of Wenguang Huang, who will be the commencement speaker at the University of Illinois Springfield May 12. After all, I’ve known Wen for 21 years, first as my student a
Books
Thursday, March 22, 2012 12:00 am
Just when it is fashionable to bemoan the loss of bipartisanship in politics, along comes a book that waxes nostalgic for the days when legislators threw punches at each other. Former Illinois Senate

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