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Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:00 am

Visit St. James Farm, a place to tour and wonder

Thinking about gardens and summer and checking out new sights and sounds? Why not head north this summer and check out St. James Farm? For years the locals only saw the gate of the lovely farm where t
Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:00 am

Check out antique cars and Beatles memorabilia before heading on to the natural wonders of the Illinois Ozarks

You can find information about almost any kind of history in the small town of Benton. This is where Charlie Birger, the Prohibition-era criminal, was the last person to be hanged in Illinois, as well
Fall Guide
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 12:00 am

Visit the fun and quirky DeMoulin Museum

About an hour and a half south of Springfield, meandering down highway 127 to where it intersects Interstate 70, is the town of Greenville. According to the town fathers it has been hailed as “a
Thursday, May 27, 2010 12:00 am

For a memorable summer, take these day trips close to home

The sun is shining, the sky is blue and it’s time for summer family fun. Pack for a picnic and head out in the car for a fun day under the Illinois sky. Let Illinois Times and a black ribbon of
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 12:00 am

For a winter adventure, visit movie sites in southern Illinois

Tired of the same ol’, same ol’? If so, maybe it is time to rev up your holidays with a bit of Hollywood glamour, southern Illinois style. Southernmost Illinois has a few conne
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 12:00 am

Add the recent floods to factors driving up food prices

Maybe it’s time to consider going vegetarian. The recent Midwestern floods, on top of cool, rainy weather earlier this year, are sure to push meat prices higher, Ill
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 12:00 am

Turn a weekend trip into memories for your children

Untitled Document Once the school bell has rung for the last time, parents are ready to schedule a little summer fun for the family. Try a weekend in Chicago, where it’s ea


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