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Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 12:04 am
BEST BASS PLAYEREric TinsleyA longtime member of the local music scene, Eric has played in more bands than you can shake a Chapman Stick at (inside bass player reference!) and made them all sound good...
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 12:03 am
BEST CHARITABLE COMPANYBEST CLOTHING BOUTIQUEDistrict 23830 S. Grand Ave. W., 679-1352If a charitable organization is going to successfully raise money for its cause, it helps to offer a product that...
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 12:02 am
BEST ANTIQUE/VINTAGE SHOPBEST MUSIC SHOPRecycled Records625 E. Adams St., 522-5122You can buy records or CDs anywhere, really. Amazon has ’em. So do a handful of, bless their hearts, indie – and i...
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 12:01 am
BEST HEALTH FOODRETAIL STOREBEST PLACE TO BUY CBD OIL PRODUCTSBEST HOLISTIC HEALTH CENTERFood Fantasies1512 Wabash Ave., 793-8009You know this place is a winner before you even walk through the door....
Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 10:16 am
 When I was growing up, I loved going to my mom’s cousin’s house for Sunday dinner. Iva Rose would serve seemingly endless platters of chicken, roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, garden v...
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 12:06 am

It’s not weed anymore

 It’s only been legal since Aug. 26, but there are already farmers throughout the state who want to start growing Illinois’ latest cash crop.The Illinois Industrial Hemp Act was signed into l...
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 12:09 am

Walk through the cemetery, listen to the dead

Where are Elmer, Herman, Bert, Tom, and CharleyAll, all are sleeping on the hillOne passed in a fever,One was burned in a mine,One was killed in a brawl,One died in a jail,One fell from a bridge, toil...
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 12:13 am

A pro-union Republican challenges a pro-gun Democrat

Organized labor will have a friend in the State Capitol no matter who wins the 96th District state representative race on Nov. 6.Democratic incumbent Sue Scherer of Decatur was a longtime union member...
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...


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