May 2016

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As a woman living in the Land of Lincoln sometimes it is easy to forget that Springfield, Illinois is also part of the Mother Road and that Route 66 has long been an iconic part of its past. The Cozy Dog Drive In has a long history with both the route and the Cozy Dog that […]

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I have known Mike and Cindy Murphy for years.  I went to school with Cindy and my husband Keith went to school with Mike. The two own the award winning Charlie Parkers which has been on Dives & Diners and recently won the Hometown Breakfast Battle that pitted 135 chefs from 135 cities across the […]

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  Looking for a great place to eat locally in the central Illinois area with a charming atmosphere?  If so, then I have found it! While working on a story for Senior News about great local places to dine for Illinois State Fair visitors I had the luxury of stopping by Incredibly Delicious and trying […]

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We have all been bandying about the term, “Back to where it all began” because it is true, it was 2006 and the first ever Graham Bradley show was held in Penfield, Illinois at the I & I Tractor Club’s Historic Farm Days show.  If you are wondering what in the world a Graham Bradley […]

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Okay, I am officially my mother.  When I was working at the Illinois Emergency Management Agency(IEMA) I used to set up with a booth about radon at the Senior Celebration.  Always a great opportunity for screenings and information about everything from home health care to travel, I encouraged my mom to come out. She and […]