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Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:01 am
 For a summer getaway that combines art, culture and music, along with sunshine and cool lake breezes, head north to Milwaukee. On the shores of Lake Michigan, 280 miles from Springfield, this ci...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:01 am

State research center helps people, profits and the planet

 It looks like an overgrown garbage disposal from a kitchen sink, but the large metal cylinder sitting in B.K. Sharma’s laboratory is doing something incredible. It’s a reactor of sorts, turn...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:01 am
What’s the best way to kick-start an argument anytime, anywhere?Start talking about taxes.  It never fails.  Next to hopping  on a table at Obed & Isaacs or Floyd’s Thirst Parlo...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:01 am
 One look at the weekly box office totals for the first half of 2014 confirms that business is good in the American film industry. Too bad the massive haul the Hollywood studios rake in doesn’t...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am

Longtime Vachel Lindsay Home administrator retiring

She said to us who came with wondering eyes– “This is a magic fire, a magic room.” – From “The Hearth Eternal,” a poem by Lindsay published in 1914 in Congo and Other Poems. For decad...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am

A play tells the story of pioneers at Clayville

Prairie Dreams: The History of Clayville and Its People. Dates and times: July 4, 6 p.m., July 5, 7 p.m. July 6, 3 p.m. Admission: Adults (13 and over) $13.50. Seniors and veterans $11.50. Youth (12 a...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am

Schools are underfunded and people are sick. You want funding to study the past?

Erika Holst, Springfield historian and curator of collections at the Springfield Art Association, is guest columnist this week while Jim Krohe takes a week off. Your favorite dyspeptic is away this we...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am

Who should control Lincoln’s museum?

 Steven Beckett pleads naive.When he drew up a bill to divorce the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, the University of Illinois law p...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am

Keeping track of 18 nieces and nephews was a big part of life in Springfield

 Ask someone how many children Abraham Lincoln had and they are likely to answer correctly (four) and will probably be able to name some if not all of them: Robert (born 1843, the only one to sur...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am

Electricity may soon get cleaner … and a lot more expensive

 Climate change is happening already, and climate scientists say the more the globe heats up, the more humans will suffer.Summer heat will last longer and bring hotter average temperatures. Wildf...

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