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Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 12:12 am

Open house at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel

 You’ve likely driven by the Sacred Heart Convent Chapel many times without realizing you are passing by an architectural gem filled with spectacular stained glass. The Sacred Heart Convent, on...
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 12:11 am
 As a freelance writer, I enjoy writing about an eclectic range of topics – health and fitness, nutrition, museums, travel, advocacy, government, local businesses, community leaders, wedding pl...
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 12:10 am

15th Annual Green Symposium for Central Illinois

 Solar panels, monarch butterflies, energy efficiency, eco-designed chairs, clean energy, rooftop gardens, manufactured construction and pollinator pockets are just some of the sustainability top...
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 12:09 am

Will public money help?

 If nothing else, hundreds of thousands of dollars in public money buys hyperbole.“This is, indeed, a once in a generation opportunity,” Timothy Killeen, University of Illinois president, sai...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 12:11 am
 Like most states, Illinois is struggling with a severe teacher shortage. And, also like most states, that shortage is felt most profoundly in the area of special education. There is, however, an...
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 03:33 pm
Best of Springfield Runoff voting has ended. The readers choice for Best of Springfield will be announced in the October 25, 2018 issue and at the Best of Springfield Party on October 25, 2018, at the BOS Center. For event info and tickets go to https://illinoistimestix.com/events/best-of-springfield
Featuring live music from The Deep Hollow and The Shenanigans. Plus food, wine, beer, and ...
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 12:31 am

J.B. Pritzker, Democrat for governor, reflects on Bruce Rauner, learning from failure and plans to change Illinois

 Jay Robert “J.B.” Pritzker, D-Chicago, lives by the mantra that the “the early bird catches the worm.” “I’m a guy who gets up pretty early in the morning, and my staff hates it becau...
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 12:08 am

Choral Society director Marion van der Loo closes her four-decade career with a flourish

 “One of the things I had said all my life was, I want my own chorus,” said Marion van der Loo. “I wanted a chorus where I chose the music, I taught the music and I conducted the music.”I...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 12:11 am

The 99th District House race pits two nice guys against each other

 The two men running for the 99th District State Representative seat in the Nov. 6 general election had the exact same thing to say about each other:“He’s a nice guy.”Democrat Marc Bell and...
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 12:10 am

Springfield’s 1908 fires continue to smolder

 “Whites have often feared that greater freedom for others necessarily implies a loss for themselves” – Michael Cassity, Chains of Fear (1984) In recent weeks, much area media attention has...

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