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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,
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
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
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
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 12:00 am
Some 70 folks gathered at the home of Meg Evans and Peter Lazare in Springfield Sunday, Dec. 19, to hear members of Iraq Veterans Against the War speak, as well as enjoy music by local musicians. Part
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 12:00 am

For his own office building, architect John Shafer optimizes sustainability and design

Architect John Shafer’s new office building at 1230 S. Sixth St. in Springfield recently won an award for sustainable design from the Central Illinois Chapter of the American Institute of Archit


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