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Sugar Creek fills Uptown Normal with sweet art

Sugar Creek fills Uptown Normal with sweet art
The heat may have been brutal over the weekend, but that didn't keep crowds from packing the streets of Uptown Normal for...

Bloomington fest to bring Central Illinois history to life

Bloomington fest to bring Central Illinois’ history to life
It’s unusual that a single street festival can celebrate classic cars, while commemorating the horse and buggy days when one Abraham Lincoln...

From pastels to sculpture and beyond in three MCAC exhibitions

From pastels to sculpture and beyond in three MCAC exhibitions
The McLean County Arts Center (MCAC) is gearing up for its big annual event — the Sugar Creek Arts Festival, which draws...

The Bard abides in Bloomington – and on the farm

The Bard abides in Bloomington - and on the farm
The Illinois Shakespeare Festival, now in its 42nd year, has partnered with Epiphany Farms to offer dinner and show packages.

These are the four Dressbarn stores where you can still shop...

A Dressbarn strip mall location. Credit: Mike Mozart, CC BY-NC 2.0
Shopping at a going-out-of-business sale can be a melancholy affair, especially if you wait too long and the shelves are going bare...

Where to go for Free Comic Book Day in Central Illinois

Where to go for Free Comic Book Day in Central Illinois
Last weekend we were celebrating Independent Bookstore Day; this Saturday, May 4, it's time to support independent comic book stores on the...

DESTIHL Brewery releases new IPA with the Hanson Brothers

DESTIHL Brewery to release new IPA with the Hanson Brothers
If you're a Gen X-er, surely you remember Hanson, who brought the world "MMMBop" and other tunes you either loved or loved...

Celebrating Independent Bookstore Day in CI

Celebrating Independent Bookstore day in CI
While many have predicted that book stores would fade off into the sunset in an age of falling to sleep by the...

Illinois Wesleyan, ISU exploring Luso-Hispanic culture, history through food

Illinois Wesleyan, ISU exploring Luso-Hispanic culture, history through food
An international food symposium will celebrate history and diversity of food in the “Luso-Hispanic Transatlantic world” on the campuses of Illinois Wesleyan University and...

‘Familiar Spirits’ bridges 2-D and 3-D spaces at MCAC

In addition to jurying the 92nd McLean County Amateur Art Exhibition, Knox College Associate Professor of Art Andre Ferrigno found time to...