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Visual Art
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:00 am

Exhibit showcases depth of Illinois State Museum’s collections

 I always learn something when I visit the Illinois State Museum in Springfield. Walking through the new exhibit, “Spectrum: Selections from Fine and Decorative Arts,” I learned about the phe
Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:00 am

Historical artifacts on display Aug. 3-Nov. 15 at ALPLM

 A thought-provoking exhibit on Lincoln’s relationship with Jews will open at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum on Monday, Aug. 3. “With Firmness in the Right: Lincoln and the Jews” a
Performing Art
Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:00 am
 Springfield’s Muni Opera was blessed with a dry, comfortable evening for opening night of Seussical the Musical July 10. The show, based on Dr. Seuss’ popular books including Horton Hears a
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:00 am

Community Foundation takes reins of longstanding awards program

 The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln awarded more than $109,000 in scholarships to 57 area students at a ceremony May 20. There were five finalists for Student of the Year awards.Sac
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:00 am

Group visits Illinois to raise awareness and money

 Members of the new nuclear submarine USS Illinois (SSN-786) Commissioning Committee brought a replica of the cutting-edge sub to the Illinois State Capitol April 29. The commission is charged wi
Home & Garden
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:00 am

For unusual cultivars and garden statuary, head for Davidsan’s, a tree-lover’s paradise

 For tree lovers and connoisseurs of Japanese maples in particular, Davidsan’s, at 919 S. Farmingdale Road near New Berlin, is a paradise. David and Gale Myers’ 22-acre tree farm is the large
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:00 am

ADOLPH GEORGE COLIN Oct. 12, 1929-Sept. 1, 2014

 Adolph George Colin was born Oct. 12, 1929, in Hollywood, California, to parents of French ancestry. The family made its way to Springfield when he was seven years old, and he graduated from Lan
Visual Art
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:00 am
 Legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz herself was in town last week for the opening of her new photography exhibit, “Pilgrimage,” at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. The exhibit fea
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:00 am

KEITH LARKIN TAYLOR Sept. 10, 1948-July 10, 2013

A host of prominent Illinois politicos attended the July 16 memorial service for Keith Taylor. Among them were Attorney General Lisa Madigan, former Attorney General Neil Hartigan, former Senate Presi
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:00 am

In a beautiful new volume, local authors keep the national memory alive

 A Day Long to Be Remembered: Lincoln in Gettysburg, by Michael Burlingame with photography by Robert Shaw. Published by Firelight Publishing, Heyworth, Ill., in association with John Warner IV,


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