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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...
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 06:34 pm
A different kind of Lincoln bicentennial celebration is being held in Springfield, starting March 7. It encourages everyone to search their family roots and see if they reach back to Spri...
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 10:30 am

Decatur site gets new study and a makeover

When Abraham Lincoln, his father, stepmother, and step-brother first came to Illinois from Indiana, they settled in a log cabin about three miles west of Decatur on the Sangamon River. Th...
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009 08:56 am

There’s something for everyone at this weeklong celebration. Here’s your guide to bicentennial events.

Next week, Illinois’ favorite native son finally turns 200. After days, months, and even years of planning and preparing, Springfield residents will tip their hats to the 16th president in a...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 04:26 pm
Candles and popcorn strings on the tree, and the rare fruit treat in your stocking — they were all part of Christmases past. And they’re so removed from our modern lives, which...
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008 02:14 pm

Springfield Whigs planned to raise the biggest pole in the nation, but disaster struck

During modern elections, Democrats and Republicans show their loyalty with lawn signs. In the 1800s, it was tree poles. They were erected on main streets and lawns around the country during ...

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