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Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 05:34 pm

A small, no-frills place to see quality artifacts up close

Not all Lincoln museums are alike. Compare, for example, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) in Springfield and the Lincoln Heritage Museum in Lincoln.While the ALPLM uses stat...
Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 09:30 pm

Setting the record straight on Abraham Lincoln’s ties to Edwards Place

No, Lincoln didn’t sleep here. And, in the case of Edwards Place, the Springfield Art Association’s antebellum Italianate mansion, Lincoln didn’t court here. Abraham Lincoln actually...
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 05:38 am

TV documentary examines local case that successfully challenged the First Amendment

More than 60 years ago, a landmark ruling established a precedent that would permanently alter the relationship between religion and public education in America. And it happened right here in central ...
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 04:38 pm

Springfield’s century-long cinematic dynasty ends... with a whimper

“Frankly, it’s not the end of the world for me,” asserts Tony Kerasotes when queried about the January 2010 sale of all but three of his family’s 96-theater empire — incl...
Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010 01:00 am
1958 Louis Armstrong Jane Russell/James Gardener/Jonathon Winters WLS National Bam Dance 1959 Grand Ole Opry Edd “Kookie” Byrnes/Alan King/ Les Brown & His ...
Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010 03:52 am

50 years of entertainment at the Illinois State Fair

It wasn’t too long ago that the popular rock band Hootie and the Blowfish sold out the Grandstand at the Illinois State Fair. In 1995, the year after late author David Foster Wallace wrote about...

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