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Thursday, July 26, 2018 12:10 am

As 110 mph trains approach reality, 220 mph seems possible

 Springfield may not be a suburb of Chicago, but efforts are afoot to make practical, daily commuting between the two cities – and other Illinois cities – a reality. And it would only take a...
Thursday, July 19, 2018 12:10 am
 The Kidzeum of Health and Science opens in downtown Springfield on Saturday, July 21. After years of planning and fundraising, the long-awaited children’s museum will at last be a reality. Kid...
Thursday, July 19, 2018 12:09 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, July 12, 2018 12:09 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 12:11 am

Results from the SAA Collective’s 2018 Images of Illinois photography contest

 Once again, Illinois Times celebrates the wonders of the prairie state by showcasing winning images from the Springfield Art Association’s SAA Collective annual Images of Illinois photography...
Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:10 am

Shopping local not only helps you, it serves an entire community. Here are just eight reasons you should shop local.

1. Inject money into the local economy.When you shop local, your money and tax dollars stay in the community, helping your schools, your streets and your city’s coffers, which helps to fund everythi...
Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:09 am
 Online shopping is a tool that our culture has adopted in full force, and it is hard to argue with the convenience factor that online shopping provides. Even those of us who do our best to keep...
Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:13 am

Restored Governor’s Mansion will tell the stories of its colorful occupants

 Restoration of the Governor’s Mansion is wrapping up for a grand opening in July. The mansion is the third-oldest continuously occupied executive mansion in the United States and has been on t...
Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:08 am

Bergner’s, Sears are shutting down

 With the corporate parent of Bergner’s declaring bankruptcy and Sears struggling, two of the city’s oldest and largest department stores, both in White Oaks Mall, are shutting down.But the d...


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