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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
Remembering
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:00 am

CHARLES ARMSTRONG ‘CHICK’ CHAPIN Feb. 27, 1921 – May 31, 2015

 Charles Armstrong Chapin was many things: a World War II veteran, an accomplished attorney, a lover of classical music, an involved member of his community and a beloved husband and father. 
History
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:00 am
With children the annual return of that mysterious personage called “Santa Claus,” with his budget of gim cracks and appropriate presents, is full of excitement and is looked forward to with absor

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