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Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:11 am

Summer brings a plethora of theatrical pleasures

 Fittingly for a theater situated within a village once called home by the future 16th U.S. president, New Salem’s Theatre in the Park kicks off its summer season with The Last of Mrs. Lincoln...
Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:10 am
 So many summer concerts, so little time. From big festivals to tiny venues and from hard rock to bro-country and from new wave to hardcore to hip-hop, here’s an overview of some of the best mu...
Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:08 am

Sam McCann’s third-party long shot

 Talk about being unfriended.If State Senator Sam McCann from the Macoupin County community of Plainview was unpopular with the powers that be in Springfield before, he became a virtual pariah fo...
Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:06 am
Mention the Galapagos Islands and many think of tortoises or Charles Darwin. Layne Zimmers discovered there is so much more to this area of the world when she was selected as a Lindblad Expeditions an...
Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:09 am

Heather Moore rises in Springfield Fire Department

As a basketball player, Heather Moore didn’t fit the mold.Chiefly, she was too short and too slight – vintage media guides from High Point University in North Carolina, her alma mater, list her at...
Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:06 am
On May 4, Ireland’s Ambassador to the United States, Daniel Mulhall, visited the Mother Jones Monument in Mount Olive, where he met with Northern Illinois University Prof. Rosemary Feurer, direc...
Thursday, May 3, 2018 12:09 am

In a changing media landscape, the local NPR affiliate is determined to connect with listeners

 “NPR is one of the top news sources in the country today,” said Randy Eccles, general manager and publisher for NPR Illinois, the radio station housed at the University of Illinois Springfie...
Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:08 am

Meet ultramarathoner Joe Miller

“It was sooooo much fun. I met so many amazing, grit-filled and passionate people.” Most of us can’t imagine that reaction to running more than 24 hours to cover 100 miles, with the temperature...
Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:07 am

For the bicentennial, explore Illinois

 Driving east on I-72 on a crisp fall Saturday, you may encounter carloads of orange-clad Illini fans, heading to Champaign-Urbana to tailgate outside Memorial Stadium or cheer the football team...


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