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Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am

Campbell for sheriff

There is no race on next Tuesday’s ballot more important than the Republican primary for Sangamon County sheriff.No other elective office in the county has the power of life or death, particularly i...
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 12:45 pm

One man’s journey from Kuwait, to Jordan, to owner of Mariah’s Steakhouse

Although he came into the world in 1964, Bassam “Sam” Al-Khayyat (pronounced Alkite) refers to July 3, 1989, as the day he was born. “I remember it like it was yesterday,” he s...
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 05:43 pm

The Caryl Towsley Moy, Ph.D., Endowed Fund for Collaborative Research

One day while she was a professor at what was then Sangamon State University, Dr. Caryl Moy came upon a woman standing in front of a frosty window. The woman had cleared a space and was gazing out at ...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 04:11 pm
From the Women’s Suffrage March of 1913 to serving in Congress, the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., have served both their communities and their nation. The group, formed in 1913 by 2...
Thursday, March 15, 2012 05:13 pm

After sustaining a brain injury in a 1987 bobsled accident, William Shea strives for understanding

William “Bill” Shea’s wheelchair sits in the corner of his basement. It is both a reminder of the past and a foreshadowing of the future. At 59, Shea embodies the qualities of an Oly...
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 02:59 pm

A songwriter’s long, winding road from high school rocker to Sangamon Songs

To call Tom Irwin a fixture on the Springfield music scene would be something of an understatement. Beginning in the mid-1970s as a bass player and eventual frontman for various local rock bands, stra...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 09:05 pm

On the ice and in the pulpit, Bishop Thomas Paprocki takes hard shots

The office of Bishop Thomas John Paprocki is a veritable shrine to hockey.On a table sits a miniature Stanley Cup, next to a photo of him posing on the ice with members of his beloved Chicago Blackhaw...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 05:31 pm

Jackie Jackson releases her magnum opus, Vol. 1

Jacqueline Jackson still tends a herd of cows but nowadays they’re figurines on her mantle.Raised on the Dougan Guernsey Dairy Farm near Beloit, Wis., in the 1930s and 40s, Jackie decided at age...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 03:58 pm

In a new book, Springfield’s former mayor looks back on life and the home he left behind

He’s lived in Springfield for nearly 70 years – most of it with his wife, Midge, and their 13 children in a rambling white clapboard house at the corner of Whittier and Laurel Ave.But at a...

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