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History
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004 12:00 am
In the days before television talk shows, cooking shows and HGTV -- indeed, in the days before television itself -- the American woman, who was almost always a housewife, had a limited network
History
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004 12:00 am
On June 18, 1945, Dick Schofield, a ten-year-old fourth grader from Harvard Park School, had the opportunity to meet the state's top elected official, Gov. Dwight Green. Schofield, a representa
History
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003 12:00 am
Last October, I picked up Illinois Times and read Job Conger's article, "Dying Colors," about the disposition of the regimental flags that had been on display in the Hall of Flags in the Howlett Build
History
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003 12:00 am
When Illinois Times offered me a column to write about local and regional history, I leapt at the opportunity without so much as a nanosecond of thoughtful consideration. Though I now consider myself
Feature
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003 12:00 am

The life and times of “Gentleman” Joe Bonefeste

Joe Bonefeste's a true gentleman. The former Sangamon County treasurer is such a wellspring of enthusiasm, optimism, good humor, and goodwill--you can't help but feel ennobled by his presence. Though
Feature
Thursday, May 15, 2003 12:00 am

SWF find her prince in the personals.

Patty Hoffman, a trim, 57-year-old redhead with sensible Aunt Bea shoes, a ready smile, and an encylopedic knowledge of the city's streets, has been driving a bus for the Springfield Mass Transit Dist

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