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Thursday, May 27, 2010 01:58 pm

One soldier’s story on the eve of the Korean War 60th anniversary

“Freedom is not free” writes William W. (Bill) Smith of Quincy whenever he signs his book, A Moment in Time. Bill speaks with considerable authority on the subject of freedom, having spent...
Thursday, May 20, 2010 10:16 pm
A special event will take place in Springfield on Monday, May 24, when exoneree Rolando Cruz comes to Springfield to recognize those who helped free him almost 15 years ago.In 1983, 10-year-old Jeanin...
Thursday, May 13, 2010 11:39 am

Still, many women don’t have access

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the approval of the birth control pill by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1960. As even golden anniversaries go, this is a big one. The pill, which wa...
Thursday, May 6, 2010 01:30 pm
For the third consecutive legislative session, myopic legislators have introduced illogical, almost surreal rationalizations for why they should repeal one state law that has successfully protected Il...
Thursday, April 29, 2010 07:38 pm
Nuclear power has never lived up to the promises of its backers. Their latest claim — that nuclear energy represents an easy answer to global warming — has as much validity as that old ind...
Thursday, April 22, 2010 11:50 pm
In early May, nearly 20,000 biotechnology industry leaders from around the globe will gather in Chicago to discuss the future of the life sciences sector. The issues addressed at this year’s BIO...
Thursday, April 15, 2010 08:29 am
Libraries are an important part of our society. They provide a variety of choices in books, music, movies, audio-books and research tomes as well as public Internet, children’s reading programs,...
Thursday, April 8, 2010 09:06 pm

Share-A-Meal on April 13 supports local charities

We would like to make an offer to our friends and neighbors in Springfield that we hope they can’t refuse.Would you rather attend a stuffy fundraising dinner with a group of people you don’...
Thursday, April 1, 2010 03:29 am
Over the last decade Illinois has experienced remarkable growth; unfortunately it is not the type of growth that promotes prosperity: General Revenue Fund spending has grown by $10 billion, the state&...
Thursday, March 18, 2010 01:02 am
In 1979 Springfield looked a lot different than it does today, a sleepy town that many agreed was a great place to raise a family. Outsiders referred to the city jokingly as “Springpatch” ...


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