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Friday, May 2, 2014 10:29 am
s  Tonight the Illinois Symphony Orchestra closes out its season with "Lincoln's Legacy" a truly dynamic program featuring a photo montage of historical images choreographed by James West...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 04:20 pm

A song by John C. Van Orman

On the last evening of National Poetry Month, I want to share with you a song authored by John C. Van Orman called “Vachel Lindsay Walks Springfield.” It is about Vachel Lindsay (pictured above,...
Friday, April 25, 2014 04:51 pm

A poem by Ginny Lee

Nixon died this week, 20 years ago on April 22, 1994. Photographer Ginny Lee wrote this poem on April 28, 1994 about the man for a class.   Nixon died last night  Well, I guess y...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:28 am
 In my recent piece about the challenges facing the Sangamon County Citizens Efficiency Commission, I noted that the adoption of township government in the 1850s, which has been intended to enh...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:23 am
I have been writing about Springfield local government since the Great Satan in the White House was a Republican. During that time, able and earnest citizens sat down to recommend improvements to e...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:58 am
Thanks to Jared Bernstein for alerting me – us – to a speech delivered by Larry Summers, President Emeritus of Harvard University, Chief Economist at the World Bank, Clinton-era Secretary of the...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 01:20 pm
  Two great events for National Poetry Month are unfortunately both on Thursday, April 10. A Night of Poetry will be held at the Anne Lloyd Gallery of the Madden Arts Center,...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 08:32 am
 Last summer, teacher, poet and recording artist A.D. Carson left Springfield to pursue his Ph.D. at South Carolina's Clemson University, leaving a notable gap in local culture (the fact that he...

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