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Books
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
News
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
Summerguide
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
Summerguide
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
Books
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
News
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
Feature
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
Feature
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
Feature
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004 12:00 am
After carefully studying the speeches of the nation's 43 presidents, Allan Metcalf has learned that it's quite possible for a commander in chief to routinely mangle the language -- and still su

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