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Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:01 am
 Seventeen historic homes make up this self-guided walking tour ranging from those completely renovated to those needing someone to make them beautiful again. Many of the houses are for sale. Eno...
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:01 am
 Oct. 3-5 and 10-12 are the performance dates of the comedy musical, Pete ’n’ Keely, at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Pete ’n’ Keely is about a divorced couple who are forced back tog...
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:01 am
 Springfield’s only Halloween party for dogs is Saturday, Oct. 4. Bring up to two of your canine companions, 6 months or older, to the Stuart Park Dog Run for a fun-filled afternoon of games an...
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:01 am
 Billed as an “American Rock” band with “rockin’ your ass and meltin’ your face!” as a motto, the Kris Bell Band makes powerful rock with a groove, laden with melodic hooks and blazin...
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:01 am
 What’s shaping up in the fall music market? Let’s go see and hear what we can see and hear.Up first on the list, let’s welcome our friends from Venice (the band, silly, not the city or the...
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:01 am
 There’s no escaping the “been-there-done-that” feel that hangs over the new Denzel Washington actioner The Equalizer. Based ever so loosely on the Edward Woodward television series from th...
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:01 am
Apples and Oktoberfest. Could there be a better pairing? Traditional German cuisine is filled with apple dishes, many especially intended for cooler weather. Gemütlichkeit is a German word that doesn...
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 03:21 pm

A central Illinois artist who was simply extraordinary

Almost two years ago, George Colin was the reason for my visit to Salisbury, Illinois. I was collecting info to write an Illinois Times article about a new book featuring Vachel Lindsay’s poem ��...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am
My father, W.F. “High” Hightower, was a populist. Only, he didn’t know it. Didn’t know the word, much less the history or anything about populism’s democratic ethos. My father was not philos...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am
 My roommate’s girlfriend is unemployed and just hangs around our place all week, even when he’s at work. (She has her own place but is never there.) She’s very wasteful with our utilities....

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