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Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 12:08 am

A Springfield mom and her kids set out to play in every park. Here’s what they found on their Summer Park Challenge.

 Jessica Handy became a licensed foster parent last year, and now shares her home with 18-year-old K, plus K’s two sons, M (4) and B (just turned 3). A few months ago, just on a whim, they deci...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 12:12 am

Springfield is a racing mecca

 Shayna Texter once dreamed of playing pro soccer, but she can’t escape the thrill of speed that is in her blood.In 2012, she made history in Tennessee by becoming the first woman to win a Gran...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:09 am

New state funding helps. But it’s not enough.

 For senior care advocates in Illinois, a state funding increase is a reason for optimism after a prolonged period of government disinvestment. The financial crisis was marked by a crippling two-...
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 12:01 am

Thrills, scandal and Keith Moon meets the butter cow

 A quarter-century ago, Harper’s magazine published what is considered one of the finest essays penned by an American writer during the 20th century.Ticket To The Fair describes, in sometimes b...
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 12:10 am

Inclusion and fun can make the world a better place

 The Salsa Ambassador has reached the 10-year anniversary of his ongoing mission of inclusion through Latin dance, and the dancing diplomat shows no signs of slowing down.The Salsa Ambassador is...
Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:11 am
 The doors of the landing craft open, and the beach of Normandy looms ahead. Shells explode in the water and as the sound of machine gun fire beats a merciless tattoo through the hazy air. You ro...
Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:10 am
 I found Kenny’s Bonnie living in an assisted living facility. It has been more than 70 years since she sat on the beach in Florida in her sunglasses and white shirt, Kenny’s hands on her sho...
Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:09 am

Kenneth Hagan's war adventure is among the stories that make the World War II exhibition at ALPLM.

 His picture is in a case along the back wall in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum’s new exhibition on World War II. He is handsome in his pilot’s helmet and cheerful, confident smile,...
Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:09 am
 The yellow buses pull up to the southeast side elementary school and children pour out, laughing and running and twirling as they head into the building for another day of school. In the middle...

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