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Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:13 am

SIU School of Medicine remains a leader among medical schools worldwide

 Founded in Springfield in 1970, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has seen 2,818 students graduate (with 42 percent of those currently practicing medicine doing so in Illinois). Th...
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:12 am

Land of Lincoln Bookshare gets donated books into the hands of new readers

 Tiffany Roe and Litina Carnes looked at their collection of books that had outgrown their houses and started brainstorming ways to share their love of books. “We didn’t just want to donate t...
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:10 am

The East St. Louis race riot of 1917, one of the worst in American history

 One hundred years ago, East St. Louis surpassed Springfield for the most ignoble reason – it had race riots worse than the Springfield riots of 1908. Springfield’s riots became known for hel...
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:09 am
 The holiday season brings many celebrations and traditions to enjoy, including gift-giving. Caitlin Huth, a University of Illinois Extension educator and registered dietitian, shares five health...
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:14 am

From New Year’s Day to Taco Daze, from music to theater to history, the town is on a roll

 Everything old is new again in Jacksonville, even the annual New Year’s Day celebration in the west central Illinois city of nearly 19,000.“I would say it started in the 1970s. It was in the...
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:13 am

New book combines Bill Crook’s art with his old-soul perspective

Bill Crook has been drawing for over 40 years, filling sketchbooks of his pen and ink illustrations that he says, “explore the interests of my heart.” Bill is a native of Springfield and has earne...
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:12 am
Books with an Illinois or Springfield connection make great holiday gifts, whether you’re looking for something for children, photographers, cooks, Lincoln buffs or sports enthusiasts. There are boo...
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:11 am
It isn’t always about what you receive or how much money was spent, but about the memories attached to a gift that sometimes ranks it up there with gifts to remember. As the holidays approach it is...
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 12:08 am
 Winter Art SaleNov 30, Dec 1, 10am-2pm Thu-Fri. Featuring one-of-a-kind student-created art plus complimentary coffee and cookies. Free. LLCC Trutter Center, 5250 Shepherd Road, 786-2200.Edwards...
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 12:07 am

East Peoria Festival of Lights, one of the largest in the Midwest

 East Peoria claims its Festival of Lights is “one of the largest, lighted nighttime festivals in the Midwest.” While such a boast is difficult to prove, visitors will encounter enough colorf...


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