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Wednesday, March 19, 2008 01:39 am

An Illinois author discusses his experiences in JFK’s White House as the first black Secret Service agent

Untitled Document In April 1961, John F. Kennedy came to Chicago to pay tribute to Mayor Richard Daley, who just a few months earlier had delivered Illinois to the Democrat in th...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 01:40 am

At least 18 species of gulls have been spotted on Lake Springfield

Untitled Document They may look like little blizzards, but those fast-moving cloudlike formations over Lake Springfield aren’t precipitation. They’re gulls, flying lo...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 01:40 am

Nanotechnology represents one of the fastest-growing industries of the future, but its promises and risks may be overstated.

Untitled Document By the middle of the century, the inventor Ray Kurzweil suggests in his 2005 book The Singularity Is Near, human beings will live in perpetual cloud...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 09:23 pm

Illinois is safe from microscopic people-eating robot ninjas — for now

Untitled Document Anyone who’s shattered a pricey cell phone on the sidewalk, gagged on the smell of a roommate’s stinky sweat socks, or endured a serious...
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 01:42 am

Everybody agrees, MacArthur Boulevard has seen better days. What will it take to turn things around?

Untitled Document The middle-school kids who trudge past the immense beige structure on South MacArthur Boulevard twice a day aren’t old enough to remem...
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008 01:57 am

Ruth Capler isnt stuck in a cramped and crummy rental anymore. Too bad hundreds of other poor folks in Springfield cant say the same thing.

Untitled Document Ruth Capler never imagined that she would own a home. The soft-spoken, stalwart mother raised all six of her kids in rental apartments across...
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 03:15 pm

More than a love of writing drove the strange colony in Marshall, Ill.

Untitled Document The contents of 77 boxes shelved in the special-collections department of the Brookens Library at the University of Illinois at Springfield tell a l...
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 01:57 am

English teacher keeps James Jones’ legacy alive in Robinson

Untitled Document Helen Howe’s audience on this bone-chillingly cold day is an English class of about two-dozen seniors sequestered in the library of Robinson High School i...
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008 01:39 am

UIS home to unique collection of writers’ colony documents

Untitled Document When Thomas J. Wood began working at then-Sangamon State University, in late 1986, the files of Lowney Handy, James Jones’ mentor, were still ...
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008 09:40 pm

Sara Gallant got tangled up in a twisted love triangle, but nobody believes she wanted to die

Untitled Document Three years ago this week, a pair of bodies was discovered in a wooded area near central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks. One was a young woman ...

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