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Thursday, April 5, 2012 04:27 pm
From Slave to State Legislator: John W.E. Thomas, Illinois’ First African American Lawmaker, by David A. Joens. Southern Illinois University Press, 2012. 288 pages, $34.95.In 1877, Illinois beca...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 03:54 pm

Springfield filmmaker captures a disturbing play, The Yellow Wallpaper, on video

One of the best theater tickets in town over the last couple of years was to Springfield actor Aasne Vigesaa’s performance of The Yellow Wallpaper at the Vachel Lindsay home, directed by Kevin P...
Thursday, July 28, 2011 09:08 am
Some people think there’s a lot of crud in the Statehouse. For more than 50 years, there was.From at least 1917 to 1970, the Illinois Department of Public Health’s (DPH) main diagnostic la...
Thursday, June 30, 2011 01:41 am
The Boeing B-17 was the world’s first long-range, strategic heavy bomber, deployed to England in 1942 to help retake western Europe from the German war machine that had invaded in 1940. Before t...


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