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News
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
Remembering
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
Remembering
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
Books
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,
Books
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 12:00 am

Photographer and historian team up to produce a fine new book

Rarely in publishing is there such a perfect collaboration of writer, photographer and publisher as in the new book, Abraham Lincoln Traveled This Way. The lovely landscape photographs by Illinois pho
News
Thursday, May 12, 2011 12:00 am

Contributors have questions following ‘60 Minutes’ exposé

Philanthropist Greg Mortenson, author of the best-selling books Three Cups of Tea and Stones Into Schools, is known worldwide for building schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan, largely for girls. His b
News
Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:00 am

Congresswoman addresses “stubborn disparity” in health care between whites and blacks

“Health care is the civil rights issue of the 21st century,” Donna Christensen, a member of Congress, stated Monday evening at the SIU School of Medicine in Springfield. The congresswoman

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