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History
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 12:00 am

October 1918: Death rules the capital city

A few weeks ago, as I nursed my son through swine flu, I frequently thought about my great-grandmother. She had lived in Athens, northwest of Springfield, and nursed her son during another flu pandemi
History
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 12:00 am
Here’s a conversation starter for you: What do Rod Blagojevich and Mary Lincoln have in common? (It’s not good hair.) The two are an incongruous pairing: an impeached former gover
History
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 12:00 am

The long tradition of suing the guy who broke his promise

You’re an Illinois woman in the middle 1800s and you find yourself pregnant after your sweetheart — who promised marriage — left. Your reputation and chance of finding a husband are

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