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Thursday, July 19, 2018 12:00 am
 “There has to be community engagement on the sale of this campus,” said Ward Five alderman Andrew Proctor at a public meeting held Monday, July 16, regarding the sale of Springfield’s spra
Thursday, July 12, 2018 12:00 am

Jackson Street, Bicentennial Plaza and the Governor’s Mansion open for business. What’s next?

 After years of idle public speculation, abandoned plans and long periods of apparent inaction, the stretch of Jackson Street north of the Governor’s Mansion will unveil the results of a new st
Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:00 am
 Under a blazing sun at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30, approximately 500 people gathered at the Old State Capitol plaza for a rally in opposition to current federal immigration policy. Part of a coor
Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:00 am
Since 2014, Springfield-based multiple-platform entertainment conglomerate HISO Music has been building its business steadily, to the point where it has started to feel growing pains. Now the company
Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00 am
 “Show me what democracy looks like! This is what democracy looks like!”More than 50 people of various ages and races – many wearing red t-shirts with large white letters reading “Fight f
Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:00 am

Artists and musicians collaborate to embody the spirit of the late poet

Like a beacon facing the corner of Fifth and Cook streets, five large panels of colorful, multidimensional work created by artists Delinda Chapman and Marco Mulder fill the windows of the triangular b
Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:00 am

The Pharmacy and the Vachel Lindsay Home celebrate a “Golden Year”

 In his wildly ambitious 1920 novel, The Golden Book of Springfield, author and visual artist Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931) portrays himself time-traveling a century forward to a 2018 rendition of h
Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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


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