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Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:09 am

Horse racing struggles in Illinois

 Shortly after the first race, a thunderstorm descends on Arlington International Racecourse, just north of Chicago.An hour before post time, families toting coolers had streamed into the track,...
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:11 am

Women’s Distance Festival marks its 40th year. It began as a protest.

 Women runners and walkers are encouraged to turn out in force on July 13 at Washington Park to celebrate the 40th annual Springfield Women’s Distance Festival (WDF). The first was July 26, 198...
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:10 am

July 13, 8 a.m. at Washington Park

 Whether you are an avid runner, a walker or have never thought about participating, this is a great year for women to sign up for the race. Everyone who registers gets a race shirt and swag bag...
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:09 am

Running led to a life of fitness

Many of the women who have participated in the Women’s Distance Festival over the years continue to run and live a life of exercise and fitness. Each has a different story as to how she got involved...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:10 am
 “As soon as I enter the door of a tavern, I experience oblivion of care, and a freedom from solicitude,” said 18th-century English author Samuel Johnson. “There is nothing which has yet be...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:09 am
The stories embodied in Springfield’s locally owned and family-operated taverns through the years are the basis for Tavern Talk: Old Taverns and Tales in Springfield, Illinois, a new book by local h...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:19 am

Springfield ponders cutting back on coal

 Twenty-five minutes into a city council discussion on the future of City Water, Light and Power last month, someone finally used the c-word.“We always say that CWLP is the crown jewel of Sprin...
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:07 am

Pritzker gets his agenda enacted. Madigan calls session “historic.”

 Minutes after the Senate put the final touches on first-term Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s sweeping legislative agenda Sunday, June 2, the governor addressed media and delivered a message: �...
Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:09 am

Eli Hernandez is becoming a nurse

 The job description for a nurse is full of things that people with autism have difficulty doing. But to Elijah “Eli” Hernandez, difficult does not mean impossible.“There were plenty of tim...


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