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Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 12:09 am

As white flight continues, city schools make diversity cool

 New Berlin, a village with 1,500 people separated from the outskirts of Springfield by 12 miles of pale blue skies and sunlit cornstalks, still has many hallmarks of a small town. It hosts the c...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 12:09 am


Every year, Project Censored scours the landscape for the most important stories that the mainstream corporate media somehow missed, and every year the task seems to get a bit stranger. Or “curiouse...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 12:08 am

Market on the Hill in Mt. Pulaski to open next spring

 It will be a small grocery store in a small town, but its developers hope it will impact area food production, buying and consumption trends in a big way.Market on the Hill in downtown Mt. Pulas...
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 12:07 am

Normal welcomes Rivian, and the future

 If Mayor Chris Koos looks pleased as he tells the tale, it’s understandable.It was about five years ago, the mayor of Normal recalls, that that a barely known entrepreneur came to town looking...
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 12:10 am

A walk through Oak Ridge Cemetery

 In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, cemeteries were the first public parks. Women strolling with parasols and families spread out on blankets enjoying a picnic would be a common site. The...
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 12:09 am

Henson Robinson Zoo, has a new director, new animal exhibits and a plan for the future

 Things are looking up at the Henson Robinson Zoo. Built in the late 1960s and opening in 1970, Henson Robinson has been the area’s top attraction in central Illinois for those hoping to see ra...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 12:09 am

Illinois goes to school on the teacher shortage

 It appears that until very recently Illinois has been trying to make the career of teaching seem as unpalatable as possible.“For many years there’s been a lack of respect for the educators i...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 12:13 am
 Every so often the furniture industry rolls out the red carpet and rolls in their new lines for a new season. The Las Vegas Market, dedicated to the home furnishings industry, held one of its tw...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 12:12 am
 If you missed the window for planting native plants in your garden this spring, don’t worry. You still have time to get them in the ground in the fall. “Growing native plants is a great way...


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