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Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:20 am

Is the U.S. a nation-state or a nation of states?

 Bells in Springfield – church bells, hand bells, even cell phone ringers – rang  at 2:15 p.m. on April 9 to mark the 150th anniversary of the end of major Civil War fighting. Except, as...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am
 J.P. Morgan was recently socked in the wallet by financial regulators who levied yet another multi-billion dollar fine against the Wall Street baron for massive illegalities.Well, not a fine aga...
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 12:01 am
Many Black History Month events are scheduled to take place during the month of February around the area. Most of the colleges have a slew of commemorative events. At the University of Illinois Spring...
Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:04 am
Springfield’s oldest home, Elijah Iles House, has a new exhibit about Camp Butler that includes artifacts from soldiers who were at the camp. A few of the items on display are photographs, unifo...
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 12:28 pm
 This week the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library opened its third installment of the Boys in Blue Civil War exhibit. Featured is the Battle of Vicksburg, Emancipation Proclamation, Civil War p...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 05:22 am
An impressive Civil War exhibit fills the first and second floors of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library during 2012. Weekdays, visit the display titled, “Illinois Answers the Call: Boys in...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 02:16 am
Local authors Kenneth Farnsworth, Dr. John Walthall and Robert Mazrim sign copies of their recently published books in The Museum Store. Farnsworth and Walthall’s book, Bottled in Illinois: Embo...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 01:28 am
The 10th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry marches into formation with the Springfield Art Association to fire up the Edwards Place mansion for Haunted Nights of History Oct. 20-21. Commemorating the Civil W...
Thursday, June 16, 2011 05:19 pm

Signs of life in Cairo

Walking down the main business street in Cairo, Ill., it’s tempting to think that this spring’s floodwaters of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers were sent to put the languishing town out of ...



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