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Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 12:06 am
 Artwork doesn’t have to be expensive to look expensive. Designers use a number of tricks to create interesting and original artwork without breaking the bank. Here are seven tips for adding ar...
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 12:05 am
 There is a good amount of planning involved in creating a successful community garden. To help people and organizations build and maintain productive community gardens, the University of Illinoi...
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 12:01 am
 It’s one of the unwritten rules of remodeling that a project will always cost more and take longer than expected. But just because this is the norm, you don’t have to take it as a given. Wit...
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 12:08 am

Choral Society director Marion van der Loo closes her four-decade career with a flourish

 “One of the things I had said all my life was, I want my own chorus,” said Marion van der Loo. “I wanted a chorus where I chose the music, I taught the music and I conducted the music.”I...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 12:11 am

The 99th District House race pits two nice guys against each other

 The two men running for the 99th District State Representative seat in the Nov. 6 general election had the exact same thing to say about each other:“He’s a nice guy.”Democrat Marc Bell and...
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 12:14 am
 August Washington Park Historic Photography DisplayAug 23-Sep 2, 12-4pm Mon-Fri, 12-5pm Sat-Sun. Annual photo display features images of Washington Park dating back to the park’s creation...
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 12:13 am
 When you visit Grant in Galena, make sure you take a Grant with you. That way, you will be ready when magician P.T. Murphy asks for a $50 bill to help with a mind-baffling trick.Murphy’s show...
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 12:12 am

Fall is fine for motorcycles

 Save for Bambi, it’s hard to beat autumn as the best season for motorcycling in Illinois.There’s nothing like having venison still on the hoof jump out in front of you to ruin an otherwise p...
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 12:11 am

Springfield native contributes to the success of Arch transformation

 Mike Ward, superintendent of Gateway Arch National Park, says being involved in the redevelopment of the Gateway Arch is a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity. Eight years in the making, the C...
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 12:10 am
 As the balmy days of summer recede and cooler temperatures begin to prevail, it’s traditional for the theatrical venues of central Illinois to start heating up. This fall’s stage-bound offer...


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