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Capital City Parent
Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 12:00 am

Grandparents watching grandchildren is a growing trend. Here are tips to make it work

 By age 81, my father-in-law, Joe Rogers, had raised three stepchildren and worked for more than half a century. He had served in Korea and had lived in Venezuela. He had been hang gliding in Ger
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:00 am

JUHLANN DAVIS GIBBS Feb. 4, 1927 – Oct. 21, 2014

 Juhlann Davis Gibbs was a woman steeped in family history: her family had been residents of central Illinois for nearly 200 years. Yet as much as she appreciated where she came from, ultimately
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:00 am

Back then it was worse

 After enduring the barrage of political ads spewed forth during the recently concluded election campaign, one starts to wonder if the tone of the political debate could sink any lower, and if ca
Capital City Parent
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 12:00 am

Stay-at-home or not, they’re full-time dads

 When I was a child growing up in the 1980s, my dad was something of an anomaly. He took me to doctors’ appointments and sports practices; he chaperoned school field trips; he played board game
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:00 am

The scourge of scarlet fever in 19th century Springfield

 The citizens of 19th century Springfield may not have faced the threat of ebola or known what an enterovirus is, but they were no strangers to deadly outbreaks of infectious diseases. In a popul
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:00 am

The Springfield Project envisions east-side community center

 It’s been a private residence, a home for fallen women and a technical school for African-American students. As recently as a few months ago, it was slated to become an empty lot. Now, thanks
Capital City Parent
Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 12:00 am

In the wake of controversy, science supports vaccinations

 It’s back-to-school time, and that means, in addition to buying new shoes and school supplies, families are making appointments with their doctors for kids’ physicals and immunizations. Yet
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:00 am

Schools are underfunded and people are sick. You want funding to study the past?

Erika Holst, Springfield historian and curator of collections at the Springfield Art Association, is guest columnist this week while Jim Krohe takes a week off. Your favorite dyspeptic is away this we


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