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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...
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 07:54 am

Why turning food crops into fuel may spell worldwide famine

Untitled Document With hungry, angry people taking to the streets in countries on every continent — from Morocco to Mexico and Pakistan to the Philippines and at least 20 o...
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 01:39 am

Fifteen men face the death penalty in Illinois.

Untitled Document Rodney Adkins Adkins, 44, was sentenced by a Cook County judge in August 2007 for the 2003 killing of an Oak Park woman during a burglary. ...
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 05:16 am

A recent US Supreme Court case restarts the debate about the death penalty in Illinois

Two Kentucky death-row inmates — one convicted of killing a sheriff and a deputy sheriff, the other convicted of killing a couple and woundin...
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 12:31 am

The popular Springfield charity loses its best friend. Who will step in now that the State Journal-Register is stepping back?

Untitled Document For 10 years, Barry Locher was responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with key Springfield businesses, double-checking hundreds ...


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