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Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:02 am
 With a winning smile and a pocketful of songs, Springfield-based singer-songwriter-entertainer Jeff Cordes brings on the music. Born in the capital city, raised in Lincoln and a graduate of Illi...
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, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am

The lessons of Illinois’ historic sites history

 For those who don’t know the story, here’s what happened. Politically connected Springfieldians undertake to put more of the city’s long-hidden Lincoln legacy on display to new generations...
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:01 am

Is the national pastime past its time?

 Woman of the Year, the 1942 movie starring Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn:  Sportswriter Tracy invites the Hepburn character to her first baseball game, at Yankee Stadium. She arrives...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am
 Powerlight Abe Lincoln Supercruise and Car Show Spectacular begins Friday, Aug 1 with a car parade from Ace Hardware on Wabash Ave. to Quaker Steak and Lube on MacArthur. Afterwards, The Da...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:01 am

The settling of the Harris case settles nothing

 Pamela Harris won her case, and the U.S. Supreme Court won another skirmish in its war against the liberal consensus. What Illinois’ disabled and dependent citizens won is less clear.Chicago-a...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am

Did Illinois history begin in 1809 and end in 1865?

 That nice Mr. Madigan, I’m sure, just wants to help. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency have not been getting along. Friends of b...
Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:01 am
 The International Carillon Festival returns to Washington Park June 4-8. Touted as one of the world’s most important and prestigious carillon events, this year’s carillonneurs are Robin Aust...
Thursday, May 9, 2013 09:01 am

The effort to revive the heart of Springfield

When Jasper Madonia started working in downtown Springfield in 1939, the downtown was a different place from today. He describes a bustling place so busy that he had to push his way through the crowds...



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