Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009 03:32 pm
Photographer Larry Kanfer is known for his elegant, beautifully composed prairie scenes in Illinois. Many are like portraits of the landscape.The University of Illinois Press has just published Kanfer...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 01:34 am
A Springfield native, from a long line of Springfield natives, Sarah Hathaway Thomas takes a spate of years away from her hometown when she marries an educational materials promoter/farmer living on t...
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 02:14 am

A guide to sculptures in the Land of Lincoln

Carl Volkmann, historian and retired director of Springfield’s Lincoln (public) Library, has meticulously researched and written a welcome book to add to our shelf of Lincolniana. Or let’s...
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 10:28 pm
There was a time in this town when Second Street was today’s Koke Mill Road, at the western edge of the city. Back then the Industrial Age, nurtured for decades on the east coast, wa...
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 05:12 am
November 8, 1994, the day George Ryan was reelected secretary of state, Ricardo Guzman, a Mexican native, was driving a truck on I-94 near Milwaukee. A bracket over a mud flap assembly dangled from ...
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 01:24 pm

John Knoepfle’s new book of poetry

The bitter cold subsided and we finally got a nice snow. I went walking under the streetlights with four-year-old Xavier. We caught snowflakes on our tongues, found sticks to scratch our names in th...
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 02:12 am

The Great Man comes to life in a new two-volume biography

Proud parent Michael Burlingame has delivered to us a fine 8 lb., 1 oz. baby just in time for the Lincoln Bicentennial. Burlingame, professor emeritus at Connecticut College, has been exp...
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 01:48 pm

The late Harlington Wood, Jr.’s remarkable life

Many people in Springfield, who hold a variety of views about politics and law, have praised the late Harlington Wood as an individual of integrity and accomplishment. Wood’s memoirs, An Unmar...

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