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Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 06:26 am

Enticing tourists to linger an extra night

After 40 years, area tourism promoters still don’t have a compelling answer to the central question of their trade, which is, How ya gonnna bed ’em down in Springfield, after they’ve...
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 05:57 am

Which Springfield writers deserve commemoration?

On Oct. 12, on what would have been the subject’s 100th birthday, a marker was unveiled at Second and Jackson streets, noting the once-presence nearby of the boyhood home of Robert S. Fitzgerald...
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 10:03 am

Can central Illinoisans learn to like their broccoli?

Readers of the brand new Illinois Times might not have learned learn much about who controlled the Illinois House, but we reported so diligently where they could buy farm-fresh eggs that it became a s...
Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 10:14 am

My days as a hardwood hero

It’s that time of year again, when youth gangs dressed improbably in bloomers and armed with basketballs rumble at the gym to defend the honor of the Red and Black or the Green and White –...
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 10:32 am

Display the “lost” lintel from the old Lincoln Library

What, I wonder, is the overdue fine on a library lintel that was lost for 36 years? The carved stone lintel that stood atop the main entrance to the old library building had been salvaged when the bui...
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 02:30 pm

What voters don’t know can hurt everyone else

The late Daniel Moynihan, who represented New York in the upper chamber of Congress in the days when the U.S. still had senators, once observed that while everyone is entitled to his opinion, he is no...
Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 03:04 am

Few Illinois governors write memoirs worth reading

It is always a relief to turn off the TV set and pick up a good book, and never more than after a political campaign season such as that just finished in Illinois. Indeed, reading is essential for any...
Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 08:14 am

If the MacArthur plan works, more than the street might be saved

Like people, streets suffer midlife crises. MacArthur Boulevard between South Grand and Wabash has been going through one for years. The former West Grand Avenue, one of Springfield’s four grand...
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 09:02 pm
A while back I remarked that Mayor Tim Davlin has his work cut out for him if he wants to see Springfield ranked as the top environmental city in the U.S. (“Greener than thou,” Sept. 16) I...
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 06:54 pm

New book catalogs hometown vices in the Lincoln era

“This book is not about Abraham Lincoln and his virtues,” announces Erika Holst in her introduction to Wicked Springfield: Crime, Corruption & Scandal during the Lincoln Era. “It...

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