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Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009 06:03 am
The Illinois State Fair began in 1853 as a salute to agriculture.The founders of the newly-created Illinois State Agricultural Society wanted to give farmers an arena to discuss and advance their prof...
Thursday, July 2, 2009 08:52 pm

Temporary exhibit and gift shop open in anticipation of permanent site

Springfield resident Larry Benson served in the Korean War, working first as a radarman and then for a chaplain. Last Friday, Benson joined dozens of other veterans from central Illinois ...
Thursday, June 18, 2009 01:52 pm
Andersonville reconstructed to appear as it would have during the Civil War The Confederate prison known as “Andersonville” in Georgia is often considered the worst of all the Civil War’s prisons. Its horrible reputation still provokes articles and documentaries today. More than 45,000 Union soldiers were imprisoned there during its 14-month existence and at leas...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 01:11 am
Here’s a conversation starter for you: What do Rod Blagojevich and Mary Lincoln have in common? (It’s not good hair.) The two are an incongruous pairing: an impeached former gover...
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 02:22 pm

The long tradition of suing the guy who broke his promise

You’re an Illinois woman in the middle 1800s and you find yourself pregnant after your sweetheart — who promised marriage — left. Your reputation and chance of finding a husband are...
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 10:03 pm

Top scholars explore Lincoln in Illinois

Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss and Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer will present a rare performance of Lincoln Seen and Heard, on Friday, March 27, on the campus of Illinois Col...


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