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Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:00 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 25, 2019 12:00 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 12:00 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, 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
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
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
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


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