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Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:00 am

Illinois Education Association president brings back ideas to improve education here

 When I was offered the opportunity to participate in an education study tour of the Finland school system, sponsored by the National Education Association Foundation, I welcomed the opportunity
Thursday, April 7, 2011 12:00 am

Jacksonville professor explores ‘America’s greatest word’

A friend laughed when I said I was reading a book about OK. “I can see a paragraph,” he said, “but a whole book?”Well, yes, that is exactly what Allan Metcalf, professor of Eng
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 12:00 am

Dick Lockhart says the first 50 years were the hard part

Untitled Document Members of the General Assembly are always reading resolutions to laud somebody or something, but it isn’t common for a lobbyist to get such a
Thursday, May 24, 2007 12:00 am

See why Illinoisans voted Rend Lake one of the state’s top attractions

Untitled Document Whether you prefer the softly rippling waters of the lake on a summer’s evening or the pink-tinted sky above the lakeshore in the morning, it’s obvi
Thursday, May 24, 2007 12:00 am

Flying out of Springfield is proving tougher these days. Here’s why — and what you can do to help reverse the trend.

Untitled Document Remember the day when some flights offered breakfast or lunch? At the least, a bag of pretzels and can of soda was standard fare on all flights. These days, eve
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 12:00 am

Give your favorite reader a page-turner for the holidays

The holiday season is a perfect time to hit the bookstore and select the ideal book for each reader on your list. Here are suggestions in six different categories. FICTION The number 13 may be consi
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006 12:00 am

Help your children learn by seeing Illinois

As the school year gets in gear and your evening queries to your kids about what they’re learning are met with unintelligible and less-than-enlightening answers, it’s up to you to create w
Thursday, July 21, 2005 12:00 am
Literary clubs, in a sense, have been around since Socrates and Plato convened their many intellectual discussion sessions. The British coffeehouses of the 18th
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004 12:00 am
Philip and Mary Kathyrn Trutter traveled all over the world -- 10 trips to 100 countries -- and collected amazing pieces of art, jewelry, and artifacts from the many places they visited. They f


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