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Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 03:58 pm

Locally produced documentary chronicles Lincoln’s time in central Illinois

Noted historian and author of the best-selling Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin, says that Lincoln’s days in Illinois were “the root of his political education.” Kearn...
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009 05:24 am

Why Lisa Madigan leads the political pack

“So how was the inauguration?” If you had asked Lisa Madigan that casual question on Barack Obama’s third day in office, you would’ve been treated to a 15-minute rha...
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 12:31 pm

Springfield event celebrates Coen brothers’ cult film

A decade before taking the stage at the Kodak Theater to accept Oscars for Best Writing, Best Directing, and Best Picture for No Country for Old Men, Joel and Ethan Coen were mak...
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 03:35 am
Here is a sampling of organizations in Illinois supporting the alternative foods movement, and one in neighboring Wisconsin. The Frontera Farm Foundation, [www.rickbayless.com/fou...
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 03:23 am

A letter to Barack Obama, the Farmer in Chief, about what needs to change in U.S. food policy

Dear President Obama, Congratulations on your election and inauguration! Though condolences seem almost as much in order as kudos. Just thinking about the challenges you face makes me w...
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 02:28 pm

A dramatic week at the Statehouse

From Roland Burris’s testimony before the House impeachment committee, to the House impeachment vote, to Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s appearance before the Senate that will soon try ...
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 07:04 am

Used medical equipment, which would have been thrown away, helps sick people in poor countries

So seemingly humdrum are the operations of Mission Outreach that one of the most difficult tasks for chief executive officer Bruce Compton is creating promotional materials. “Beyond...
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 06:33 pm

The perfect sport for baby boomers

If you are a baby boomer, you probably remember when joggers first appeared in the 1960s. They looked strange, bouncing down the street not going anywhere fast. But in a few years joggers...
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 09:01 pm

Summon your Inner Rebel

Are you tired of even reading about weight loss and fitness, let alone trying to achieve it? So am I. But here I am writing about it! Even the word ‘exercise’ annoys me now. Y...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009 01:32 pm

With 14 acts in two days, Y’allapalooza brings stars, newcomers and in-betweeners to Springfield

efore deciding to take the plunge and go to a Y’allapalooza, informed readers may be wondering, “What exactly is a Y’allapalooza?” Those up on the contemporary count...

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