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Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 12:10 am

Springfield’s 1908 fires continue to smolder

 “Whites have often feared that greater freedom for others necessarily implies a loss for themselves” – Michael Cassity, Chains of Fear (1984) In recent weeks, much area media attention has...
Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 08:00 am

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A sampling of the many musical performances at the Illinois State Fair. ...
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 12:10 am

On the issues, with Betsy Dirksen Londrigan and Rodney Davis, incumbent

 She’s 47, he’s 48. Both grew up in central Illinois, married hometown sweethearts, and they each have two sons and one daughter. Serious family health issues have shaped both of their outloo...
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 12:10 am

How Flight 710 helped change aviation

 We were veritable Jetsons.Between 1970 and the mid-1980s, scores of propeller-powered planes crisscrossed Illinois, offering daily service between such towns as Jacksonville and Mt. Vernon. No t...
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 12:09 am

Illinois Shakespeare Festival offers a lively season

 For 40 summers, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, part of Illinois State University’s College of Fine Arts, has presented professional theatrical productions in the idyllic setting of Bloomin...
Thursday, July 26, 2018 12:10 am

As 110 mph trains approach reality, 220 mph seems possible

 Springfield may not be a suburb of Chicago, but efforts are afoot to make practical, daily commuting between the two cities – and other Illinois cities – a reality. And it would only take a...
Thursday, July 19, 2018 12:10 am
 The Kidzeum of Health and Science opens in downtown Springfield on Saturday, July 21. After years of planning and fundraising, the long-awaited children’s museum will at last be a reality. Kid...
Thursday, July 19, 2018 12:09 am

History of an idea a long time coming

 Opening the Kidzeum has been a long journey with a winding path. In the end, it came full circle, with the Kidzeum opening in downtown Springfield just a few blocks from the original location of...

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