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History
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:00 am

The East St. Louis race riot of 1917, one of the worst in American history

 One hundred years ago, East St. Louis surpassed Springfield for the most ignoble reason – it had race riots worse than the Springfield riots of 1908. Springfield’s riots became known for hel
Feature
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:00 am

In an era of mainstream news cutbacks, ideological media step in

 In the 1980s and 90s, when state government coffers appeared to be overflowing and the political parties worked together, the Statehouse press corps numbered in the 40s. Its size made “Illinoi
History
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 12:00 am

Illinois held slaves for more than 100 years

 Because Illinois is a northern state and the former home of Abraham Lincoln, it isn’t typically associated with slavery. But there was slavery in Illinois for more than 100 years. Even after I
Feature
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:00 am

Bringing the Enos Park neighborhood back

 In the 1000 block of North Fifth Street, a tall, former beauty is a beehive of activity. Construction trucks surround her and a swarm of burly men work inside and out to restore this two-story V
Holiday
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 12:00 am

Six historic sites welcome visitors for holiday tour

This Saturday, Dec. 15, six downtown historic sites are combining efforts and welcoming visitors to celebrate the holidays, a bit like the hospitable ol’ Fezziwig in Charles Dickens’ A Chr
History
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 12:00 am

Springfield author’s new book separates fact from myth

The theories are plentiful: Abraham Lincoln was gay, or had Marfan’s syndrome, or syphilis or mercury poisoning; Mary Lincoln was insane, and on and on. But, are they true?It’s been 80 yea

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