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Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 12:00 am
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women By Kate Moore, 2017, Sourcebooks, 404 pages, $26.99Back in 2007, a group of students from Ottawa High School were invited to perform a 20-
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:00 am

A sparkling new account of the doomed Donner Party

Of all the stories of the settling of the American West, none is as compelling, heroic and tragic as that of the Donner Party, which stepped into history on April 15, 1846, from Springfield, Illinois.
Fall Guide
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 12:00 am

There are many more rewards at the end of the trail

 If you’ve long thought Rochester the last exit on the Lost Bridge Trail, the end of the line for your urban adventures on the fringes of Springfield, get off your bike and take a hike. There a
Fall Guide
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 12:00 am

Take a day trip to the Jenny Lind Chapel near Galesburg

Though her name is more associated with nursery furniture today, Jenny Lind was without a doubt the most remarkable singer of her day, a celebrity of celebrities whose admirers included Queen Victoria
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 12:00 am

George Harrison, the first Beatle in America, left his footprints all over southern Illinois

The 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first visit to America will be commemorated in February 2014. The Liverpool lads, shortly after their single “I Want to Hold Your Hand” reached t
Thursday, July 12, 2012 12:00 am

New historical marker commemorates the heritage of a proud community

The placing of a church cornerstone is an act of faith. For the founders of Springfield’s St. Vincent de Paul Lithuanian Catholic Church it was an act of survival. Exiled from their tiny homelan
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009 12:00 am

Russian Orthodoxy in downstate Illinois

T he trained eye rarely misses them: three-barred crosses and primitive, colorful icons, occasionally spotted in roadside cemeteries and out-of-the-way chapels from Chicago to Carbondale
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007 12:00 am

Fascinating book recounts the struggle for rich cache of Indian artifacts

Untitled Document The subtitle of David LaVere’s Looting Spiro Mounds is a footnote to perhaps the greatest public grave robbery in history: Howard Carter’s 1924 disc
Guest Opinion
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005 12:00 am

And finds himself compared to the Prairie Troubador

It was a strange, serendipitous Springfield moment, an unlikely conjunction of comets and pinto beans. But it happened last Tuesday afternoon, just as the downtown parking


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