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Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 01:32 pm

Scenes from Lincoln’s rich life, set to verse

Untitled Document For the fifth year we present poems about Abraham Lincoln’s life, written by author and professor Dan Guillory as though the Great Emancipator had penned ...
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 10:02 pm

The fever to build ethanol refineries has passed. Blame good ol’ supply and demand.

Untitled Document It wasn’t so long ago that ethanol was riding an amber wave of success. Just three years ago, Congress passed and President George W. Bush signed t...
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 07:07 pm

SPD’s first black female officer sets the record straight — again

Untitled Document When the jury announced its verdict in the Black Guardians’ race-discrimination trial earlier this month, Lea Joy left the courthouse pursued...
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 06:28 am

A personal glossary of terms to describe unique natural features of central Illinois

Untitled Document They speed by on Interstate 55, cars a blur, on their way from one metropolis to another. A world outside their windows flashes by, perceived as a ...
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 08:18 pm

Springfields Ketchum Five have learned more than dance steps on the path to success

Untitled Document Linda Ketchum clutches photographs of five smiling kids decked out in costumes that span the colors of the rainbow. She fights off tears as she flip...
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008 09:23 pm

The junior senator from Illinois shows that he’s the real deal — but we already knew that

Untitled Document Adin Davis stands on a brightly colored mat decorated with numbers, letters, and shapes in the center of a packed room that’s growing more cr...
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007 03:25 pm

Pivotal Springfield case helped advance future president’s career

Untitled Document The autopsy confirmed what the doctor suspected; someone had been trying to poison George Anderson. The strychnine in his system certainly explained ...
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007 10:31 am

The year in review, in the words of people who made news

In the capital city, the more things change, the more they stay the same. At Illinois Times, we started 2007 with a look at racial issues in ...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007 10:50 pm

Some of the events celebrating the season in the Springfield area

Untitled Document Christmas at Dana-Thomas House Through Dec. 30. The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house is decked out for the holiday and open for tours. Dana-Thomas House, 301...
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007 03:12 am

If somehow we could only work Santa into this story

Untitled Document If somehow we could only work Santa into this story By JACQUELINE JACKSON I was in a school hallway, collecting work that had to be done t...

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