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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...
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:01 am
 Silly me, I was thinking of writing my column on Halloween stuff next week so it would come out on the day proper, but, as I should have remembered, all the goings on come the weekend before a h...
Friday, May 3, 2013 06:37 pm
A while back, in “Teaching idiots,” I ventured the view that it has never been easier than it is today to give oneself an education. I did not however settle the question of whether is might be wise to do so. The self-taught tend to have patchy educations. This can be bad, it can be good. You know less than people schooled to a formal curriculum, but you often end up knowing what you do ...
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, April 4, 2013 11:04 am

Gov. Quinn commutes Peggy Jo Jackson’ life sentence for her husband’s murder

When the Springfield-based Illinois Innocence Project hosts its annual fundraising banquet this weekend, they’ll have a fresh victory to celebrate. Peggy Jo Jackson of Shelbyville was released f...
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 01:23 am
The party not to miss this weekend is the Central Illinois Film Commission’s Red Carpet Party at Capital City Bar and Grill during Oscar night, Feb. 24. Hollywood comes to Springfield. Walk the ...
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 04:10 am

Spielberg almost gets Lincoln right

Springfield has seen two Lincoln movies recently – Saving Lincoln, which retells the White House years from the perspective of his close friend and bodyguard and which the Abraham Lincoln Associ...
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 06:28 am
Postville Courthouse in Lincoln and Mt. Pulaski Courthouse in Mt. Pulaski are celebrating Lincoln’s birthday a few days early on Saturday, Feb. 9, with refreshments, speakers and tours. Mt. Pula...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 04:34 pm

Battered wife seeks freedom after conviction for abusive husband’s murder

In the early morning hours of Dec. 3, 1986, Richard Harshbarger grabbed his .38 caliber revolver and a homemade bat, climbed into his Dodge Rampage truck, and departed from his home in Pana. His young...

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