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Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:15 am
 MayMuseum After Hours - Prohibition May 24, 5-8pm Fri. The museum is turned into a speakeasy to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the 18th Amendment (Prohibition). Illino...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:14 am

A fun new way to discover the Art Institute’s treasures

 A trip to the Art Institute of Chicago is a popular excursion while visiting the Windy City. The bridge from Millennium Park beckons you to cross over the street below to an outdoor area on the...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:13 am
 “You can’t beat fun at the old ballpark” was the trademark mantra of legendary announcer Harry Caray. While Harry was correct, the modern problem is one of affording fun at the ballpark. T...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:12 am
 You can leave your job in the city and go rollin’ on the river this summer. You also can dig the Panama Canal, build your appreciation of LEGOS and pass time at a ballpark – all while playin...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:10 am
 You don’t need to plan a road trip to have an awesome outing. Instead, embrace your inner tourist and discover some of the many hidden gems this town has in store. Get outside this summer and...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:09 am

A preview of summer theatrical offerings

 Matilda Wormwood has been charming parents and children alike since Roald Dahl’s book, Matilda, was published in 1988.  The Hoogland Center for the Arts’ production, Matilda the Musical...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:08 am
 From the walking bass of ska to the oompha of big brass bands, from 30-year-old heavy metal rockers to teenage pop boy bands and from Moscow to Wyoming, here’s a look of the music that’s com...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:11 am
 It’s a year of anniversaries in Bloomington-Normal, and you can join the celebrations with a 70-mile drive north on I-55. Add some punch to your summer with the twin cities’ pedals, plays an...
Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:10 am

A new study reveals the rich history of African-American life in Springfield

 A. Morris Williams came to Springfield as a 23-year-old cobbler in 1902. Within five years he had obtained a law degree, which he put to use helping fellow African-Americans file retribution cla...
Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:09 am

Politicians wrestle with legal weed

 Gov. J. B. Pritzker and other backers of recreational marijuana have said that ending cannabis prohibition is about social justice, public health and reality, not just money.Nonetheless, Pritzke...

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