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Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007 12:00 am

Properties near Vachel Lindsay Home attract new investor

Untitled Document When Tim Cunningham tended the yard of the Vachel Lindsay Home, he spotted all sorts of people. Some days the governor would jog by, security detail in t
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006 12:00 am

Local businessman sees historical value in Lincoln-era checkbooks

A checkbook is a fairly uninteresting document, a record of expenditures that offers, at best, a narrow glimpse into its owner’s activities. But when the checkbook was the property of a friend a
Thursday, June 16, 2005 12:00 am
In just a couple weeks, Mitch Hopper will turn off the spotlights and floodlights in the Illinois State Board of Education’s television studio, probably for the last ti
Thursday, May 19, 2005 12:00 am
Ask Dayle Eldredge why she left Springfield for Elkhart, a tiny community 25 miles north of the capital city, and her answer is simple: “My soul needed a small
Thursday, May 27, 2004 12:00 am
Just east of Springfield, the soldiers face uphill in two ranks -- a small platoon. They are woefully outnumbered by their enemies, who nearly encircle them. But neither side will ever advan
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004 12:00 am

After devoting nearly 30 years to WICS, Don Hickman now is one of broadcasting’s harshest critics.

For most of his career, Don Hickman was someone Springfield listened to and watched. Now the veteran broadcaster listens and watches -- and he's deeply troubled about the business he left behin
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003 12:00 am

Invention could be the ticket to economic recovery

More people with ideas are checking in at the Capitol Complex these days, but the ideas Patrick McGuckin and his associates chart are not legislative initiatives. McGuckin, director of communication


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