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Fall Guide
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 12:00 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. 2, 2018 12:00 am

Rotary Youth Exchange Program promotes peace through understanding

 Three Springfield High School students are about to embark on a one-year experience that will have a lifelong impact. Mandy Lynn, Maia Ojugbele and Yasmin Martinez-Powell are Rotary Youth Exchan
Thursday, July 19, 2018 12:00 am

History of an idea a long time coming

 Opening the Kidzeum has been a long journey with a winding path. In the end, it came full circle, with the Kidzeum opening in downtown Springfield just a few blocks from the original location of
Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:00 am

It’s buffalo gnat season

Buffalo gnats are back. This time of year in central Illinois, many people are experiencing large red welts around their face and neck as a result of bites from these insects. Commonly called buffalo
Capital City Parent
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:00 am

How industrial food is causing an epidemic of chronic illness, and what parents (and doctors) can do about it

 Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”  –Hippocrates“Pill for ill” medicine is how pediatrician Dr. Michelle Perro describes most of the training that occurs in medica
Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:00 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
Home & Garden
Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:00 am

As friends of the planet, Springfield Rotarians plant hundreds of trees

New trees are taking root at Lincoln Memorial Garden, Rotary Park and Centennial Park, thanks to a collaborative project among the five Springfield Rotary clubs. Rotarians purchased and helped plant 1
Friday, March 30, 2018 12:00 am

Women’s Power Lunch Against Cancer supports research at the Simmons Cancer Institute

 The annual Women’s Power Lunch Against Cancer inspires and educates, while raising funds for cancer research at Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at SIU Medicine. The 9th annual Women’s Power L


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