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Wednesday, June 25, 2008 01:31 pm

Springfield’s teenagers say there was nothing to do here — until he came along.

Untitled Document Just past midnight on a chilly February night, Club Chrome is heating up. The nightclub on Springfield’s south side is packed to the g...
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 03:39 pm

Springfield's ultimate fighters take it to the limit

Justin Robbins knelt on the living-room floor in his Piper Glen home with his 4-year-old daughter, Sydney. The pair held hands, closed their eyes, ...
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 01:42 am

Area students call for racial understanding in poetry and art

Untitled Document The wonderful thing about young people is that they come unformed and optimistic, lacking the baggage that seems to burden older folks. It’s not that they...
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 04:04 pm

A reincarnated Union general’s search for the lost crystal skull of Peru

Untitled Document “You have to understand, I’ve been doing this for 25 years,” says Joshua “Illinois” Shapiro, “and for 25 years there were no...
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 01:14 pm

Forget Hollywood — the true story of the fabled relic, and its owners, is weirder than fiction

Untitled Document Do you feel the love?” asks Bill Homann. He is sitting in an easy chair in the living room of his modest suburban tract home in Valparaiso,...
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 03:41 pm

Yes, there would be a world of difference between President Obama and President McCain

Untitled Document On a Thursday in mid-May, the U.S. Senate did something that would have been unimaginable a decade ago. Led by Democrat Byron Dorgan, the s...
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 03:41 pm

Center teaches parents how to take charge of their own lives

Untitled Document Center teaches parents how to take charge of their own lives By DUSTY RHODES Parents who enroll in the family literacy program at ...
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 06:58 pm

Before she could graduate from high school, Chevonne Watson had to survive the school of hard knocks

Untitled Document Chevonne Watson walks from the Lawrence Adult Education Center to her rent-subsidized apartment three miles east in Poplar Place because she canR...
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 12:55 pm

Springfield researcher takes a revealing look at Civil War medical practices

Untitled Document Civil War medicine is notorious for being gruesome. It’s an odd topic for the squeamish, like Springfield author Glenna Schroeder-Lein, whose ...
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 09:10 am

Medicine was sparse at badly overcrowded Camp Butler

Untitled Document During the Civil War, Springfield had one of the state’s largest soldier-training facilities: Camp Butler, located about six miles northeast o...


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