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Thursday, April 14, 2011 02:38 pm

Author of Sugar Creek speaks in Springfield April 26

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Sangamon County Historical Society is having an author of books about early American history, including one about our area, come to Springfield and speak on Apri...
Thursday, March 31, 2011 05:22 am
In the middle 1800s, animal control in Springfield, like much of America, was an oxymoron. Cows, hogs and especially dogs roamed the streets and wreaked a variety of havoc, from destroying sidewalks a...
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...


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