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Feature
Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:00 am

A new study reveals the rich history of African-American life in Springfield

 A. Morris Williams came to Springfield as a 23-year-old cobbler in 1902. Within five years he had obtained a law degree, which he put to use helping fellow African-Americans file retribution cla
Capital City Parent
Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:00 am
 When Molly Lamb returned to her job as deputy director of the Office of Health Protection at the Illinois Department of Health after maternity leave last May, her five-month-old son Jhett was wi
Feature
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 12:00 am

Springfield joins the battle against King Alcohol

 On Jan. 16, 1919, the United States had ratified the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, making it illegal to make, transport or sell alcoholic beverages in America as of 1920. The following Sun
News
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 12:00 am

Springfield Art Association digs up relics used by social elite

If the backhoe had dug just one foot to the east, it might have missed the feature altogether. As it was, archaeologist Floyd Mansberger and the crew of Fever River Research got lucky the day they put
Opinion
Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:00 am

After the Supreme Court ruling, a message to my fellow former fair-sharers

 Two very nice union representatives knocked on my door last week. Anticipating an unfavorable ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, they asked me, a “fair share” state employee, to join the union. I di
Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:00 am

THOMAS R. JONES, SR.: Nov. 17, 1944 - Oct. 7, 2017

 Thomas R. Jones dedicated his life to serving his country and his fellow man. He spent eight years in the U.S. Navy, which included a 13-month tour of duty in Vietnam, followed by a long and dis
History
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:00 am

The “Dollar-a-Day Boys” who built New Salem

 In 1831, Abraham Lincoln arrived in New Salem as a penniless young laborer who took on a variety of odd jobs, including manual labor, to support himself. His experience in the village gave him t

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