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History
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:00 am

Springfield’s other famous artist, Ethel Mars

Vachel Lindsay undoubtedly wins the distinction of Springfield’s Most Famous Resident, Arts and Letters Category, but he wasn’t the only Springfield native to make it big on the art scene. Lindsay
History
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 12:00 am
 “The City is now lighted up with Gas with great success,” John T. Stuart wrote to his daughter in February of 1855. “It looks very brilliant whenever in use and especially the State House
Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:00 am

ELSIEJANE “NING” O’KEEFE Feb. 18, 1922-Aug. 4, 2013

“I’m a better person because my life touched Ning’s,” said Elizabeth Kloppenburg of her dear friend, Elsiejane “Ning” Staley O’Keefe, who died Aug. 4.It is a sentiment echoed by many in
History
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 12:00 am

After shocking event, doctor was quick to take his cut

Nathanial Van Noy holds the dubious double distinction of being both the first murderer in Sangamon County as well as the first person to be hanged in Springfield. But it wasn’t the murder itsel
Feature
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 12:00 am

Six love stories to put you in the mood

Love to last a lifetime Sarah Blanchard and Stuart PatersonWhen Sarah Lee Blanchard of Springfield entered the University of Michigan in the fall of 1961, she had no idea she would cross paths with th
Visual Art
Thursday, July 12, 2012 12:00 am

The Soldiers Aid Society performs at SAA’s Civil War Ice Cream Social July 14

“The ladies of Springfield gave a grand Tableaux last week for the benefit of the Soldiers Aid Society,” Mercy Conkling wrote to her son in 1862. “It was a brilliant affair.  Mr
Home & Garden
Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:00 am

How to make your home greener, save money and improve your health

Homeowners can’t escape to-do lists – weekend chores, long-term DIY projects, or even plans and designs for building a dream home from the ground up. A growing number of homeowners are add
History
Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 12:00 am

Setting the record straight on Abraham Lincoln’s ties to Edwards Place

No, Lincoln didn’t sleep here. And, in the case of Edwards Place, the Springfield Art Association’s antebellum Italianate mansion, Lincoln didn’t court here. Abraham Lincoln actually

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