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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
Health & Fitness
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 12:00 am
An entire day meditating in silence may not be how you usually fill a Saturday, but here’s an opportunity to try something different. Eva Muller and Juliet Slack are leading “A Day of Mind
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 12:00 am
Some 30 former citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo now living in Illinois cities walked quietly through downtown Springfield on Friday, Sept. 17, to call attention to the genocide and mass ra
Fall Guide
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 12:00 am
Venture into southern Illinois this fall and discover two outstanding art venues that may not have been on your radar screen — the Mitchell Museum at Cedarhurst in Mt. Vernon and the Southern Il
Visual Art
Thursday, June 24, 2010 12:00 am

See ‘L. Brent Kington: Mythical Metalsmith’ at the Illinois State Museum till Sept. 6

L. Brent Kington, professor emeritus at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, is widely regarded as the father of blacksmithing as an art form. The Illinois State Museum is hosting a retrospecti
Visual Art
Thursday, March 18, 2010 12:00 am

The outsider art of Rev. Howard Finster on exhibit in Champaign

The Rev. Howard Finster produced more than 46,000 pieces of art before he died at age 84 in 2001. He was a man possessed, not by demons, but by the need to create art. He was a self-proclaimed “


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