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Thursday, April 29, 2004 12:00 am
The 1908 race riot is part of Springfield's history and should not be ignored. That's the view of Tim Farley, executive director of the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. The bureau
Thursday, April 8, 2004 12:00 am
By my count, there are more than 170 churches in Springfield. In the city we have downtown churches, neighborhood churches, mainline churches, independent churches, historic churches and recently for
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln, as a strapping young man earning his keep, split many a rail near Decatur, working for Macon County landowners such as Sheriff William Warnick. One day, Lincoln fell through th
Visual Art
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003 12:00 am
John James Audubon -- that is, a reasonable facsimile of the famous American artist -- makes a local appearance Saturday as part of the Illinois State Museum's "Bird is the Word" event. Storyteller Br
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003 12:00 am
In 1999, Dr. Padma Talchekar, a pediatrician, injured the cartilage in her knees while exercising at a gym. When she returned to her native India months later for a visit, she was still in pain
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003 12:00 am
Everyone knows Route 66 started in Illinois. But even before the legendary highway was created in 1926, the Prairie State had already built a paved road connecting Chicago and St. Louis. That r
Guest Opinion
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003 12:00 am

The starting point of the 1908 race riots stands squarely in front of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. What happened to the memorial marker?

Eight markers in central Springfield were set out to tell the story of the 1908 race riots. The markers were put in place in 1994 by the Historical Events Memorial Committee under then-mayor Ossie Lan


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