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Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 12:11 am
 In America, we commonly think of press freedom and censorship in terms of the First Amendment, which focuses attention on the press itself and limits on the power of government to restrict it. B...
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 12:10 am

Acting up and melting down result from Adverse Childhood Experiences

 Educators are beginning to get answers to questions they have always asked: Am I doing something wrong? Why does a student react violently to a simple request? Why does another student retreat a...
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:12 am

Three years after shutdown, “nontraditional” education takes shape

 Bram Stoker would have liked this school.“Just drive by at night,” said Benedictine University Springfield Campus Director Janet Kirby. “It has taken time for the community to understand t...
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:11 am

The “Dollar-a-Day Boys” who built New Salem

 In 1831, Abraham Lincoln arrived in New Salem as a penniless young laborer who took on a variety of odd jobs, including manual labor, to support himself. His experience in the village gave him t...
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:10 am
 “You, as individuals, are very significant to the success of a project like this,” said Floyd Mansberger of Fever River Research, addressing a group at Union Baptist Church Sept. 18. The pro...
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 12:09 am

Trying to rejuvenate a long-running jazz festival

 Once upon a time, before hip-hop, rap, hot country and even rock in all its formats, jazz ruled as the cool and popular music of the day. Considered a justifiably fitting style for an expanding...
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 12:08 am
 “By the time we got off the train in Mattoon, we had agreed to write. I would keep him abreast of the antiwar movement at home and he would tell me what Vietnam was really like.”Twenty-nine...
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 12:10 am

Townships face scrutiny

Tax collectors in the Bible occupy the same social strata as sinners and prostitutes. The Beatles portrayed the taxman as a taunting, greedy parasite.And then there’s Janine Stroble.For 32 years, St...
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 12:17 am
 Gardeners may be familiar with the sense of calm and peace that can come from relaxing in a patch of fragrant and colorful flowers. It’s little wonder that the gardens have been harnessed for...

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