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Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
Renovate it and they will come. That’s what architects are hoping is the case in downtown Springfield. The Springfield Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) has been working since 2012 to find a...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
 The dangers of secondhand smoke are making it increasingly inconvenient for smokers to get their fix.January marked six years since Illinois became smoke-free. The initial ban, which limited the...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am

Program may start this year

 Sangamon County may launch a specialized court to handle cases involving mentally ill defendants by year’s end.More than a dozen Illinois counties already have so-called mental health courts a...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
 Liam Neeson continues to save the day in Jaume Collet-Serra’s Non-Stop, a claustrophobic thriller that, if nothing else, lives up to its title. Never before has a film been so stagnant in sett...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
Every few days, we learn yet one more way in which government’s expanded surveillance powers intrude upon our privacy and civil liberties.In January it was the revelation that spy agencies in the U....
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
I found an essay my sister wrote when shewas a college freshman her prof must haveasked for an autobiography it is of courseinteresting to me for we shared the samechildhood and some of the same memor...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
 In the theater class he teaches at Robert Morris University, George A.M. Heroux advises students to look for plot details from one’s life. “I’ve done that with the plays I’ve written,”...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am

Andrew Lam’s historical novel portrays war in 1940s China

Two Sons of China, by Andrew Lam, paperback, 466 pages, Bonfire Books, published December 2013. Available through Amazon, iTunes, and via www.TwoSonsofChina.com.Andrew Lam, M.D., who graduated from Sp...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
 An important documentary, Girl Rising, will be shown twice in Springfield, at Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church on March 9, and Brookens Auditorium, University of Illinois Springfield, on M...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
 New York City photographer Sean Fader brings his acclaimed contemporary photographic series to the University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery. Fader’s exhibition SUP?, reviewed in...

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