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Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:13 am

Solar eclipse promises a truly cosmic experience

 “For some people, it is a life-changing event,” said Dr. John C. Martin, associate professor of astronomy-physics at University of Illinois Springfield, regarding the upcoming solar eclipse...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:12 am
 • Fifteen total eclipses have been recorded somewhere in the continental United States in the last 150 years. One that was visible as a partial eclipse in this area happened on Feb. 26, 1979....
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:11 am
Danenberger Family Vineyards: “Soleil Noir – Solar Eclipse Bash” featuring six bands, food, souvenir wine glass and safety glasses. Begins 12 p.m., tickets available at dfv.yapsody.com/event/ind...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:11 am

New Berlin’s Brandon Sheppard is a dirt car king

Yeah, Roy so cool,That racing fool, he don’t know what fear’s about.He do 130 mile an hour, smiling at the cameraWith a toothpick in his mouth.– Jim CroceBefore the evening’s first green flag...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:10 am

When Springfield was chosen as the fair site, fire stations blew their whistles and people danced in the street

 Barkers called out their wares and vaudeville actors entertained spectators while carriages pulled by horses rolled down the street. Then when it was dark enough, balloons attached to small ligh...
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:09 am

The Land of Lincoln is the country’s largest de facto nuclear waste dump

 Under a federal measure passed 30 years ago, the spent fuel from America’s nuclear reactors is supposed to be permanently buried out in the Mojave Desert, tucked deep under a mountain, far fro...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:09 am

Camp Compass makes learning fun

 “If you don’t want to come to Camp Compass, that’s too bad for you because we have a lot of fun here,” said Donovan, a fifth-grader attending the free six-week summer program serving low...
Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:11 am

Parking meters due for updating

 There is plenty of parking in downtown Springfield – that’s what the experts say. Parking downtown is a huge headache – that’s what a lot of people think.The truth lies somewhere in betw...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:08 am

A memorial to one becomes a memorial to many

 Memorial. What a fitting middle name for Lincoln Memorial Garden. The founders of this gem on the shore of Lake Springfield envisioned a living memorial to honor Abraham Lincoln and his associat...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:12 am

Results from the SAA Collective’s sixth annual photography contest

 The sixth annual Images of Illinois photography contest saw numerous changes. The contest showcases the splendor of Illinois through professional, amateur and youth photography. It is spearheade...

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