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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
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
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
Capital City Parent
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 12:00 am
 Heading off to college is a major transition in the life of a young adult – and that young adult’s parents. The process of organizing, packing, moving and finding one’s way in a new enviro
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
Capital City Parent
Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 12:00 am

The controversial style called Attachment Parenting explained

 Attachment Parenting is the hotly debated parenting philosophy that emphasizes close physical proximity between caregivers and children (co-sleeping, babywearing, and breastfeeding) as well as p
Capital City Parent
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 12:00 am
Like most people, I sometimes have “those days” at work – days where the phone rings off the hook, people walk in needing immediate assistance, a report needs to get done yesterday, and 20 urgen


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