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Behind the Cover: Art Within Reach

This month, in honor of our “Art Within Reach” cover story, we looked to iconic 417-land artist Susan Sommer-Luarca to create our entire cover by hand, in paint. Read on to hear how it all came...

Best Lawyers in 417-land 2012

Where do you turn when you need legal counsel? A peer-review process was used to determine the top attorneys in 417-land for the 2012 Best Lawyers list

Change: 3,000 Hoof Beats at a Time

A new facility in Republic is improving the lives of 417-land kids and adults through therapeutic horseback riding.

Drink of the Month: Mango Fusion

What do you get when you mix a little vodka, a little fresh fruity purée and a darling fruity garnish? Deliciousness, that’s what.

Comedy at the Castle

Professional comedians provide some giggles to the guests and ghosts of the historic Pythian Castle in Springfield.

Seven Good Things

These seven dishes or drinks have passed our taste buds and made us rave. They are ranked by level of yumminess.

Well Fed Neighbor Market

The Well Fed Neighbor Alliance has opened a new store stocked year-round with locally grown, raised or produced groceries.

Jin's Fine Asian Dining Review

A Korean-Japanese dining hybrid is serving up authentic dishes with loads of tasty heat.

Foodie Calendar

Where food and your social life collide: Her are a few culinary excursions happening this month in 417-land.

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  1. Dining Day Trips
    Equipped with growling bellies and full tanks of gas, we sent four writers on a mouthwatering...
  2. What it Feels Like
    We found 417-landers willing to tell their stories of surviving a plane crash, looking at the...
  3. Steelville
    The perfect fall getaway is located about 140 miles northeast of Springfield.
  4. Ocean Zen Cooking Class
    Chef Johnson Tan takes us on a culinary cruise featuring Ahi tuna, bacon-wrapped jumbo scallops,...
  5. 2015 SPS Hall of Fame Honorees
    The 2015 Springfield Public Schools Hall of Fame honorees have dedicated their lives to helping...
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