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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...
Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:09 am

Horse racing struggles in Illinois

 Shortly after the first race, a thunderstorm descends on Arlington International Racecourse, just north of Chicago.An hour before post time, families toting coolers had streamed into the track,...
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:11 am

Women’s Distance Festival marks its 40th year. It began as a protest.

 Women runners and walkers are encouraged to turn out in force on July 13 at Washington Park to celebrate the 40th annual Springfield Women’s Distance Festival (WDF). The first was July 26, 198...
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:10 am

July 13, 8 a.m. at Washington Park

 Whether you are an avid runner, a walker or have never thought about participating, this is a great year for women to sign up for the race. Everyone who registers gets a race shirt and swag bag...


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