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Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 07:59 am

Springfield steps up to help homeless children

They live in hotels, cars or even at campgrounds. When the winter wind blows, they’re the children who don’t have coats. When it’s time to take a quiz, they’re the children who...
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 06:10 am

The search for the world’s best memory athletes

A man in a fedora walks into an empty classroom on the second floor of a building on Washington University’s campus and waits in the darkened room. He has never been here before – not to t...
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 05:03 pm

Bad movies are beautiful to Brad Jones

Brad Jones doesn’t stand out amid 100 or so vendors at HorrorHound Weekend in Indianapolis earlier this month.He is a diminutive, bearded, 30-year-old guy from Springfield in baseball cap and gl...
Thursday, July 5, 2012 06:39 am
Ah summer…the days are long, picnics are taken, the drive-ins are packed and superheroes, aliens and animated films take over the multiplex. As the saying goes, “You’ve got to make...
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:14 pm

How slot machines and harness racing could change Springfield forever

Step right up! Welcome to the Illinois State Fairgrounds, where kids can milk cows, and cows can win ribbons and anyone 21 years and older can contribute to an electronic, press-a-button, hear-a-beep,...
Thursday, May 12, 2011 07:59 pm

The growing effort to attract international students to UIS

Over the last decade the University of Illinois Springfield has slowly but steadily increased the number of international students in attendance, reaching 5 percent of the overall student body in grad...
Thursday, May 12, 2011 03:20 pm

Students with disabilities overcome obstacles to graduate from UIS

They told her she shouldn’t even be in college.That’s the advice Alex Carrano, 24, received from staff to deal with her learning disability and test anxiety at a former university before s...
Thursday, April 28, 2011 02:15 pm

Founded to help children with disabilities, The Hope Institute takes on autism

“We expanded from a family,” says Georgia Winson, newly appointed executive director of the Hope Institute for Children and Families. “But it always goes back to a family.”In t...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009 03:18 pm

Celebrating 22 loved ones lost in 2009

About the issue This last week of the year Illinois Times takes a loving look back at some of the lives that ended in 2009. All across Springfield this past week, chairs were empty and hearts were a...

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