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Feature
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:00 am
 • Fifteen total eclipses have been recorded somewhere in the continental United States in the last 150 years. One that was visible as a partial eclipse in this area happened on Feb. 26, 1979.
Guest Opinion
Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:00 am
 Times may change, but some things stay the same. Fortunately for music lovers across Illinois, the municipal band is a constant, a cherished part of the summer landscape in communities statewide
Guest Opinion
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:00 am

When Lee surrendered and Lincoln died

 Holy Week is a reflective time for people of many faiths, and Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are marked by tens of millions around the world. However, Holy Week in 1865 was a definin
Guest Opinion
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 12:00 am

Civil War Thanksgiving

As in most wars, the men of the Civil War found it excruciatingly difficult to be away from loved ones at holiday time. Thanksgiving was no exception.The holiday itself has its roots in the Civil War.
Guest Opinion
Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:00 am

Thrown out of its room in 1887, this isn’t the museum’s first rodeo

 One of the many casualties of the state budget disaster has been the closure of the Illinois State Museum, which is scheduled to reopen next month, with an admission charge. It is not the only t

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