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Feature
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 12:00 am

Eric Welch’s passion project celebrates music and charity

 Twenty years ago, Eric Welch had a vision. “I was 21 years old,” he recalls, “and I’d started going out to the bars and seeing local bands that I was thrilled by. Then I would go downtow
Feature
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:00 am

Adjunct instructors are making it work in central Illinois

 The use of adjunct instructors – part-time, non-staff teachers in higher education, sometimes referred to as “contingent faculty” – has become increasingly common in colleges and univers
News
Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:00 am
 Nearly 50 years ago, when Des Moines, Iowa, teenager John Tinker and his sister, Mary Beth, took a stand against the Vietnam War, they had no idea they were helping to create a legal precedent t
Faingold at Large
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 12:00 am
 Last summer, teacher, poet and recording artist A.D. Carson left Springfield to pursue his Ph.D. at South Carolina's Clemson University, leaving a notable gap in local culture (the fact that he

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