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Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:01 am

How to turn the Y block into a “why not?” block

 “Give it back to the Indians,” I thought when I read the State Journal-Register’s call for ideas about what to do with the YWCA block downtown. “Give it back to nature. Give it to anyone...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:01 am
 Springfield’s 30th Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade will “Rock the Blarney” through the streets of downtown Saturday at noon. Floats, bands and at host of local folks and organizatio...
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 08:01 am
 Elvis tribute artists from across the country will vie for $15,000 in cash and prizes at the Midwest Tribute to the King contest, Feb. 7-9, at the Hilton Springfield, downtown. All contestants a...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am
Two well-known panhandlers in Springfield are appealing an initial defeat in their lawsuit against the city. Even if they lose the appeal, however, they’ll likely have another chance to make their c...
Thursday, May 9, 2013 09:01 am

The effort to revive the heart of Springfield

When Jasper Madonia started working in downtown Springfield in 1939, the downtown was a different place from today. He describes a bustling place so busy that he had to push his way through the crowds...
Thursday, June 28, 2012 01:00 am
Last year’s excellence continues this Fourth of July at the Capital City Celebration in downtown Springfield. The celebration begins at 3 p.m. Kids can get their faces painted and jump around in...
Thursday, May 17, 2012 05:51 am

Design experts envision a walkable, bike-friendly urban core

What started as a search for office space has turned into an investment adventure for Springfield architect Larry Quenette. He took a gamble when he decided to turn the three-story Dunn Building at 20...
Thursday, July 28, 2011 09:26 am

Horace Mann’s HQ looks better at 39 than its neighborhood

The downtown headquarters building of the Horace Mann Educators Corp. is getting its first major fix-up since it opened in 1972. Whatever its merits as a work of design, the building certainly was wel...
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 06:26 am

Enticing tourists to linger an extra night

After 40 years, area tourism promoters still don’t have a compelling answer to the central question of their trade, which is, How ya gonnna bed ’em down in Springfield, after they’ve...
Thursday, May 6, 2010 10:02 pm

Dropping some leases managed by Cellini-founded firm

State offices in Springfield are about to do the do-si-do as Illinois shuffles office spaces in an attempt to eliminate costly expired leases.The leases are negotiated by the state’s Central Man...

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