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Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 10:14 am

My days as a hardwood hero

It’s that time of year again, when youth gangs dressed improbably in bloomers and armed with basketballs rumble at the gym to defend the honor of the Red and Black or the Green and White –...
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 10:32 am

Display the “lost” lintel from the old Lincoln Library

What, I wonder, is the overdue fine on a library lintel that was lost for 36 years? The carved stone lintel that stood atop the main entrance to the old library building had been salvaged when the bui...
Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 07:02 am

A commercial ethos creeps into the stacks

A library used to be one of the first things to be established by any town that wished to call itself advanced. Of late, spending on the library is one of the first things a town cuts back. Many a may...
Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 05:35 pm

Springfield and Illinois Times after 35 years

I don’t often look at calendars – so often they remind me that there is an editor somewhere, impatiently drumming his fingers on his desk because the article draft I’d promised him i...
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 06:55 am
On Sept. 11 a grateful Springfield learned that Tony Kerasotes, head of that family’s movie house chain, had made a gift of $2 million to the YMCA building fund. It is a generous gift, graciousl...
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 10:22 am

Mayor Davlin wants to make Springfield the No. 1 green city

The world continues to surprise me, and never more than the day in 2008 I read that Springfield had been named one of the top 50 greenest cities in America by Popular Science magazine. Surprise gave w...
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 01:28 pm

District 186 tries to excite the reluctant learner

It’s back-to-school time again – the hopeful buzz of the first few weeks when the backward and the indifferent say to themselves, “This year I’m going to get it right,” f...
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010 08:31 am

Seeking the scenic in central Illinois

Dave Bakke, who usually observes the world from the upper slopes of the State Journal-Register, the other day looked at it from an even higher vantage point – the cenotaph that stands on the edg...
Thursday, July 8, 2010 01:57 pm

The Midwest faces the prospect of the Big One

The foundations of Springfield institutions will crack and sway. Structures long thought impregnable will topple; a long-familiar landscape with be altered beyond recognition. No, it is not the convic...
Thursday, June 24, 2010 10:14 am

Springfield’s surprising tradition of industrial invention

Building new businesses based on new ideas is the central axiom of the near-science of economic development. Sangamon County’s would-be Edisons in the medical field recently were invited to subm...

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