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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...
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007 04:38 pm

Surviving this Christmas turned out to be miraculous

Untitled Document The Christmas of 1985, I was 19 and living in Paris, where I worked as a fille au pair for Monsieur and Madame Roth and their two young daughters. I was homesic...
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007 05:10 am

Music speaks of freedom and unbridled transcendental love

Untitled Document I play guitar — or, at least, I like to think I do — but I never have learned any Christmas carols, though I’ve attempted to fingerpick &#8220...
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007 05:28 pm

Finding the Christmas tree in Gondar, Ethiopia, in 1971

Untitled Document The Peace Corps nurse knows where we can get a real tree. Five days before the 25th of December, with Tsegaw as interpreter, Clark collects our Ruth ...

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