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History
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:00 am

The “Dollar-a-Day Boys” who built New Salem

 In 1831, Abraham Lincoln arrived in New Salem as a penniless young laborer who took on a variety of odd jobs, including manual labor, to support himself. His experience in the village gave him t
Feature
Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:00 am

Saving a piece of Greenview history

 To see the old Marbold Farmstead is to want to see more. The imposing brick residence on Illinois Route 29 20 miles north of Springfield dates to the 1850s and has been uninhabited since the 196
Guest Opinion
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:00 am
 In the president’s proposed budget, funding for the National Endowment for the Arts would be eliminated in an attempt to cut “wasteful spending.” This reflects a common, though mistaken, l
History
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:00 am

Heir to the Post fortune envisioned her Florida estate as a winter White House. Now it is.

 What do Grape Nuts and Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate have in common? They were both created by members of the famous Post family who were born right here in Springfield.Charles W. Post was
Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:00 am

BRONWYN LLOYD EVES Oct. 10, 1969 – July 8, 2016

 “Everyone remembers something different about Bronwyn,” said her husband, Bill, “and everyone is going to miss her in a different way.” But whether they remember her as an art conservato
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

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