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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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