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Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:14 pm

How slot machines and harness racing could change Springfield forever

Step right up! Welcome to the Illinois State Fairgrounds, where kids can milk cows, and cows can win ribbons and anyone 21 years and older can contribute to an electronic, press-a-button, hear-a-beep,...
Thursday, May 12, 2011 07:59 pm

The growing effort to attract international students to UIS

Over the last decade the University of Illinois Springfield has slowly but steadily increased the number of international students in attendance, reaching 5 percent of the overall student body in grad...
Thursday, May 12, 2011 03:20 pm

Students with disabilities overcome obstacles to graduate from UIS

They told her she shouldn’t even be in college.That’s the advice Alex Carrano, 24, received from staff to deal with her learning disability and test anxiety at a former university before s...
Thursday, April 28, 2011 02:15 pm

Founded to help children with disabilities, The Hope Institute takes on autism

“We expanded from a family,” says Georgia Winson, newly appointed executive director of the Hope Institute for Children and Families. “But it always goes back to a family.”In t...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009 03:18 pm

Celebrating 22 loved ones lost in 2009

About the issue This last week of the year Illinois Times takes a loving look back at some of the lives that ended in 2009. All across Springfield this past week, chairs were empty and hearts were a...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009 04:33 am

Celebrating 22 loved ones lost in 2009

KENNETH “GENE” WELLENREITER JR. Aug. 13, 1971 – July 27, 2009 {image-7167}Gene Wellenreiter came into my life about six years ago and taught me more about life and living through ...
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009 04:00 pm

Earles brothers belong to a new breed of livestock producer

The South African Boer goat quietly invaded the United States via Texas about 15 years ago – and has been nibbling its way north ever since. Developed by Dutch farmers...
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009 03:21 pm

A growing breed of livestock preserves an old way of life on a Sangamon County farm

Like an art critic judging a sculpture, Mike Earles leans back and places the end of his goateed chin between the raised thumb and forefinger of his left hand. His eyes narrow as he leans...
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009 06:17 am

Russian Orthodoxy in downstate Illinois

T he trained eye rarely misses them: three-barred crosses and primitive, colorful icons, occasionally spotted in roadside cemeteries and out-of-the-way chapels from Chicago to Carbondale...


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