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Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 02:39 pm
Reba closes fair on a high note Country music star Reba McEntire graced the stage at the Illinois State Fair on its last day to a sold-out audience.  The summer breeze that could be felt in t...
Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019 02:53 pm
Shinedown returned to Springfield on Saturday evening, playing the Illinois State Fair Grandstand after their last visit in May 2013 when the band performed at the BOS Center. The band, based out of...
Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 04:25 pm

Snoop Dogg gives the Grandstand crowd what they want

Snoop Dogg announced his arrived in Springfield on Friday morning by posting a video on Instagram of an older black female wearing a muumuu, walking along Ada...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:16 am

What are they good for?

 Missouri can be a weird place.When I lived there, I attended, more than once, the annual International He-Man Conclave in Butts, a tiny burg 100 miles southwest of St. Louis. It was great fun an...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:15 am
PARTICIPATE IN ASSISTING THE HOMELESSA recent article covering a proposed Health and Housing Center troubled me (“Done deal? Look before making Ward 2 a dumping ground again,” Aug. 1).  The a...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:14 am
 President Trump thinks it must have been a conspiracy that allowed Jeffrey Epstein to escape suicide watch to kill himself. It’s true, and here’s more. The Federal Bureau of Prisons has not...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:13 am
 I wouldn’t consider myself a gambler. I never learned to play cards, my poker face is the exact opposite of Lady Gaga’s and a night at the horse races never elicited much interest from me. H...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:12 am
 Summer is still going strong, but you are running out of chances to spend a warm evening strolling through the Moonlight Market. The market highlights local artists and artisans, crafters and ve...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:11 am
 Many of us are under an illusion about our prairie state’s past – bison roaming a prairieland fresh from a cleansing glacial scour, the arrival of Native Americans who centered their life ar...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:10 am
New Salem’s Theatre in the Park is closing its season with Walking Across Egypt, a play adapted by Catherine Busch from the novel by Clyde Edgerton and directed by Phil Funkenbusch. The play’s pro...


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