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Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:09 am
See how much shopping local can affect your community with these fast facts.Let’s talk small businesses• According to the Small Business Administration, there are 29 million small businesses acros...
Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:01 am
Eating local has a more authentic flavor. By eating local, you support local families, but you are also more likely to consume items that are locally sourced and grown. Here are just a few ways to eat...
Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:08 am

Bergner’s, Sears are shutting down

 With the corporate parent of Bergner’s declaring bankruptcy and Sears struggling, two of the city’s oldest and largest department stores, both in White Oaks Mall, are shutting down.But the d...
Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:10 am

Kwame Raoul, Democrat for attorney general, explains his views, and the influences that shaped them.

The man who wants to be Illinois’ next attorney general has a mean jump shot, would rather listen than talk, has survived cancer and draws inspiration from his own life experiences when taking a sta...
Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:09 am

ILLINOIS PASSED A BUDGET, BUT THE STATE IS STILL A MESS. HERE’S HOW IT GOT THAT WAY.

 A sense of relief returned to Illinois government last week. For the first time in years, lawmakers agreed to a budget by their May 31 deadline, and they did it with little partisan acrimony. Bu...
Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:10 am

Little Shop of Horrors opens Friday

 The Springfield Muni Opera is starting its 2018 season on skid row. Specifically, the cartoonish version of skid row which serves as the setting for Little Shop of Horrors. The cheerfully dark m...
Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:16 am
MayPressure Canner TestingMay 24, 8am-4pm Thu. Sign-up to have your pressure canner gauge(s) tested to ensure safety during the home canning process. University of Illinois Extension, 700 S. Airport D...
Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:15 am
Union County was born the same year as Illinois – and just happens to have some spectacular spots for a 200th birthday party. A popular state park, a giant cross, a significant Lincoln site and an o...

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