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Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am

Danville’s underground forest reveals the ancient past

 A warm, moist breeze blows through the swampy forest at what is now Danville, Illinois. An eight-foot-long millipede scurries by. Nearby, a dragonfly with a foot-wide wingspan zips through the 1...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 Here we are a-moseying along through 2014 like nobody’s business, knocking on autumn’s door with a full week of September live music shows in our laps. The fairs are over, school is in sessi...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 THE WAR ON WARI would not consider myself of the same political bent as IT, or certainly Jim Hightower, but I make an effort to find IT each week so I can read his column. Mostly, I find his wri...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am

Lincoln painting goes unfinished

 Gilbert Stuart never finished his portrait of George Washington. Coleridge was interrupted by a visitor before he could complete “Kubla Khan.”And then there is the mural of Abraham Lincoln,...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am

SIU study testing experimental Alzheimer’s drug

 More than 100 years after it was first medically recognized, Alzheimer’s disease still has no cure. It’s not even clear what causes the debilitating and fatal condition, but Alzheimer’s vi...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am

Festival organizers shoot for the moon

 Michael Lang, who promoted Woodstock more than 40 years ago, had Max Yasgur’s farm. The Rolling Stones, for good or ill, had Altamont Speedway.The father-and-son team of Barry and Sam Shear ha...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 Could the widespread usage and acceptance of Viagra be somehow linked to the spate of action films with heroes over 60 years old in the last decade? Now that sexual virility is attainable at any...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am

‘Is the world deaf and blind?’

 Last week Illinois Times published in this op/ed space “A letter of anguish from Dominican sisters in Iraq”, who have developed a bond with the Dominican Sisters of Springfield over the past...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 grampa poem #3in a letter to his second son my grampa writes, “If I try to tell you what you like and what you dislike I may play the role of the shoemaker who was fitting a pair of shoes to a...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 This year’s Capital City Century is headed for new territory – historic Clayville, just east of Pleasant Plains. Riders can do loops from the Clayville food stop to add mileage before return...

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