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Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:00 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
Local First
Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:00 am
Eating local has a more authentic flavor. By eating local, you support local families, but you are also more likely to consume items that are locally sourced and grown. Here are just a few ways to eat
Local First
Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:00 am
A community’s local businesses are often what write the town’s history, initiate and maintain traditions and give a community its special characteristics. Shopping local also creates a positive ri
Local First
Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:00 am
See how much shopping local can affect your community with these fast facts.Let’s talk small businesses• According to the Small Business Administration, there are 29 million small businesses acros
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:00 am
It is our tradition to reserve our last issue of the year for remembering some of the Springfield-area people who have died in the past year.Those we include here are people who have come to the atten
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:00 am

GEORGE KENNEY June 4, 1937 - Dec. 16, 2016

 I met my late father-in-law, George Kenney, on Thanksgiving Day 1986 at Washington Park. It was the beginning of a friendship that would last for 30 years. Many of you may have known George as a
Capital City Wedding
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 12:00 am

You’ve found your perfect mate. Now it’s time to pick a venue for your big day.

SPRINGFIELDBallrooms, banquet halls, country clubs and bed-and-breakfastsAbraham Lincoln Presidential Library and MuseumThe Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum’s magnificent Plaza, the c


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