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Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am

The Kibbe Hancock Museum, “Where local history comes alive”

 Head west, young man or woman! About 100 miles northwest of Springfield there is an interesting museum, the Kibbe Hancock Museum, with the motto, “Where Local History Comes Alive.”The Kibbe...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am
 It was a weekend getaway for me as I decided to make my way down to southwestern Illinois and southeastern Missouri to get a little French history lesson. I didn’t know what to expect as I sta...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am

Travel Lincoln’s path to the Lincoln Log Cabin

 Abraham Lincoln’s legacy is found not just in Springfield but throughout central Illinois, where he practiced law and traveled to many locations, including Coles County. While he was in Coles...
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:01 am

Anita Bedell fights gambling and keeps the faith

 She’s almost always outgunned, outfinanced and outvoted, but it’s hard to imagine Anita Bedell getting outworked.As executive director of Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Prob...
Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:01 am

Public money pays for FutureGen to reinvent an outmoded energy source

 Coal has powered the world for hundreds of years because it is a relatively cheap and reliable source of power. But it’s also filthy, creating messes at every step from the mine to the smokest...
Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:01 am
 Remember the joy of pedaling and moving under your own power when you were a kid? The same joy can be had during the week, and not just weekends. While most of us think of the bicycle as recreat...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:01 am

Adjunct instructors are making it work in central Illinois

 The use of adjunct instructors – part-time, non-staff teachers in higher education, sometimes referred to as “contingent faculty” – has become increasingly common in colleges and univers...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am

Illinois’ antiquated school aid formula doesn’t work

 Illinois has seen the price of food, gasoline, shelter and most basic necessities increase. Yet for four years the state hasn’t increased the amount it pays per child in public school. And the...

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