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Feature
Thursday, May 5, 2005 12:00 am
Don Durbin wistfully recalls his early years on the family farm. He stalks through the tall, windswept grasses and points to areas where his children once brushed ponies and petted hogs.
News
Thursday, May 5, 2005 12:00 am
Garrison Group Inc. is inching forward with its plans to build a shopping center on the site of the old Esquire Theatre property on South MacArthur Boulevard. The city’s zoning commi
Feature
Thursday, April 28, 2005 12:00 am
Since he was a child, Brett Dixon’s drinking water had come from the brick-lined well in his family’s front yard. Their home — a quaint stone structure tucked behind a
Feature
Thursday, April 21, 2005 12:00 am
Learning about the human body may conjure bad memories of impenetrably thick textbooks, anatomy charts with words too big to pronounce, and a creepy skeleton hanging in the corner of a class
News
Thursday, April 14, 2005 12:00 am
Some 25 years after the idea was first hatched to honor Abraham Lincoln with his own presidential museum, folks will finally get a chance to see what all the fuss has been
News
Thursday, April 7, 2005 12:00 am
Paulette Roberts, a veteran caseworker at Helping Hands, is well known for her derring-do. When fights erupt, as they inevitably do at Springfield’s cramped and crow
News
Thursday, March 31, 2005 12:00 am
The lone contested race for the Springfield School Board features two North Side residents with professional backgrounds in science and records of community service. Both vow
Feature
Thursday, March 24, 2005 12:00 am
It was six years ago this week that Rep. Larry McKeon, the first and only openly gay state lawmaker in Illinois, outed the homosexual siblings of three Republican legislators. McKeon lashe
News
Thursday, March 17, 2005 12:00 am
The Champaign-based sister station of WCFN-TV (Channel 49), which will begin airing a half-hour news broadcast in the Springfield market next month, was singled out in a New
News
Thursday, March 10, 2005 12:00 am
Homeless for seven years, Nancy has spent much of this winter huddled under blankets on the front porch of a derelict building in downtown Springfield. The semienclosed wooden porch offers

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