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Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 am

Aldermanic candidates want fair share of gambling revenue

 Candidates for alderman in Springfield’s Ward 2 say they would fight for a residency requirement and to make sure their ward gets a fair share of money from video gambling.The two candidates s...
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 11:07 am
Yesterday, I went to the Compost Symposium at the State Fairgrounds. It was super interesting, and I wish I could've stayed for all the workshops. (Yeah so I like compost and worms and stuff. Deal.) You can read all about it in this week's edition, but I just wanted to share some wisdom from the event's keynote speaker. The speaker was Ken Dunn, founder and director of The Resource Center in C...
Thursday, April 25, 2013 05:45 am
Celtic duo Switchback performs at the Hoogland Center for the Arts on April 26. The musical group featuring Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack will play Americana and traditional Celtic tunes. One ...
Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 12:03 pm

Award-winner looks for ways to extend the selling season beyond farmers markets

Summertime farmers markets have helped Chad Wallace of Oak Tree Organics prove the worth of small-scale, organic farming. But they’ve also taught him that packing up the produce and putting on t...
Thursday, April 15, 2010 12:35 pm

Retail giant switches to out-of-state dairy for house brand

Carlinville-based dairy producer Prairie Farms will no longer supply milk under Wal-Mart’s Great Value brand, but Prairie Farms chief executive officer Ed Mullins says the company will certainly...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 04:41 am
In the past few years, “local” has become an important commercial term, as small businesses have proudly attached it to their products, services and presence in the marketplace. The term differentiates them from the gigantism, plasticity, aloofness and frequent abusiveness of faraway, big-box, chain operations....



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