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Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006 12:00 am

Montgomery County weighs future of longwall mining

Montgomery County residents soon will get their say on a controversial form of mining, but whatever the outcome of the Nov. 7 vote, neither side is likely to give up the fight. Two companies, Hillsbor
Feature
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005 12:00 am

They're going ape for Nelson!

You probably had a sock monkey at some point during your childhood, but did you know that the wiry stuffed toy originated in Rockford, Ill.? The story begins with John Nel
News
Thursday, July 21, 2005 12:00 am
A surly old-timer named Deere disrupted a carefully choreographed square dance last month at the Montgomery County Fair — and the audience was thrilled. The interrup
Feature
Thursday, June 2, 2005 12:00 am
Until the last decade or so, most of us had a relative who lived on a farm. Many of our genealogical roots are sunk deep into the land. This connection to the soil has become
Feature
Thursday, June 2, 2005 12:00 am
Looking for a day trip that offers history, a love story with a boy-gets-girl ending, and a self-made man who makes good — along with some Lincoln lore? The Tinker Swis
Kitchen Witch
Thursday, April 21, 2005 12:00 am
Marla Brotherton already was well known for her specialty chocolates when she and her husband, Greg, opened In Good Taste, their candy shop in Taylorville. But the coupleR
Feature
Thursday, June 3, 2004 12:00 am
Once the school doors close, summer travel fever strikes with a vengeance and travelers such as my family hit the road. Although it's a bit of a drive -- four or five hours north of Chicago --
Feature
Thursday, June 3, 2004 12:00 am
Gas prices are through the roof, and you're not inclined to zip across the country to take in the sights. Luckily, there are plenty of unique places to visit within an hour's drive of the capit
Guest Opinion
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003 12:00 am

The lost art of window washing

For the last 12 years, Mike Chase has been cleaning the windows of the Great Western Railroad Depot, where Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd, and their children bid farewell to Springfield before head
Earth Talk
Thursday, May 8, 2003 12:00 am
For years ethanol has been touted as a homegrown solution to satisfy America's unquenchable thirst for oil. It's made from renewable sources--any substance with sufficient amounts of sugar, or materia

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