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Capital City Parent
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:00 am

A central Illinois guide to enriching activities for parents and children

 Now that Halloween has come and gone, and with it the busy season of apple-picking, visits to pumpkin patches and trick-or-treat events, what is there for a Springfield family to do for fun on t
Capital City Parent
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:00 am

Are kids without siblings doomed?

 I am an only child. There are certain stereotypes that people associate with us. At a previous job, for example, my boss noted the surgical efficiency with which I removed the crusts from my san
History
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:00 am
 When receiving word that the Chief Magistrate is planning a visit, the hosting city is usually quick to roll out the red carpet. Not so in 1866, when President Andrew Johnson arrived in Springfi
Feature
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:00 am

Illinois’ bicentennial year is less than 17 months away, but the state hasn’t yet made any plans to celebrate.

 In 1918, amid enthusiastic statewide celebrations of Illinois’ centennial anniversary of statehood, Vachel Lindsay wrote The Golden Book of Springfield, in which he looked ahead a century to i
Guest Opinion
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:00 am
 I stumbled across a documentary about Barack Obama’s ’08 presidential campaign the other night while browsing through Netflix. “Perfect,” I thought, and settled back in anticipation of a
History
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:00 am

You were there? You should see the movie.

 On Sunday, May 3, 2015 – a year ago – my family and I staked out a spot on North Fourth Street to watch the reenactment of Lincoln’s funeral procession pass by. I was well aware that the e
Capital City Senior
Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:00 am
 When facing retirement, most people rightly spend considerable time and energy on financial planning to adjust to life without a salary. Equally important, however, is the need to make mental an

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