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Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:00 am

BARBARA DICKERMAN: May 28, 1927 - March 7, 2017

 Barbara Dickerman, known as “Babs” to most, had boundless energy and a vivacious personality. She was a crusader for social justice causes in Springfield. Whether it was fighting for fair an
Books
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 12:00 am
Cotton, Violins & Shots in the Night – A Timeline Visit to Rochester, Illinois By Raymond and Pamela Bruzan. 467 pagesIf you live in Rochester, you should pick up this book. If you live in Sprin
News
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 12:00 am
 It is noon. Terry Purcell of Springfield and John (Oz) Osborn of Rochester stand at the bottom of the stairs of a 14-story building, ready to race to the top – for the 10th time in the past ho
Feature
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 12:00 am

Sangamon CEO teaches students entrepreneurial skills

 Who would rise early to get to a class at 7:30, leave at 9 to spend a full day at school, return in the evening and even weekends to fulfill requirements, while also finishing homework, particip
News
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:00 am

After a long real estate career, John Barber still exemplifies persistence

 Patience and persistence add up to inspiration. That is what describes John Barber, who has been fighting cancer for several years and a series of chemotherapy treatments for over 18 months, som
Books
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:00 am
Can one ever really form a true utopia – and will it actually survive? Randall J. Soland of Springfield explores six utopias formed in Illinois between 1839 and 1942, in an interesting, well-researc
History
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:00 am

When Springfield was chosen as the fair site, fire stations blew their whistles and people danced in the street

 Barkers called out their wares and vaudeville actors entertained spectators while carriages pulled by horses rolled down the street. Then when it was dark enough, balloons attached to small ligh
Feature
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
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

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