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Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:00 am

Keeping track of 18 nieces and nephews was a big part of life in Springfield

 Ask someone how many children Abraham Lincoln had and they are likely to answer correctly (four) and will probably be able to name some if not all of them: Robert (born 1843, the only one to sur
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:00 am

Now in a new space with new exhibits, the Lincoln Heritage Museum opens April 26

 I worked part-time at the Lincoln Heritage Museum in Lincoln 10 years ago, back when it was called the Lincoln College Museum. In those days, the museum was quaint, almost anachronistic. Tucked
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:00 am

Springfield’s other famous artist, Ethel Mars

Vachel Lindsay undoubtedly wins the distinction of Springfield’s Most Famous Resident, Arts and Letters Category, but he wasn’t the only Springfield native to make it big on the art scene. Lindsay
Capital City Parent
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 12:00 am

The unpleasant facts about a common procedure

 The United States is the only country in the world that performs routine circumcision on its infants. In a state like Illinois, where nearly three-quarters of infants are circumcised, it may com
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 12:00 am
 “The City is now lighted up with Gas with great success,” John T. Stuart wrote to his daughter in February of 1855. “It looks very brilliant whenever in use and especially the State House
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:00 am

ELSIEJANE “NING” O’KEEFE Feb. 18, 1922-Aug. 4, 2013

“I’m a better person because my life touched Ning’s,” said Elizabeth Kloppenburg of her dear friend, Elsiejane “Ning” Staley O’Keefe, who died Aug. 4.It is a sentiment echoed by many in
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 12:00 am

After shocking event, doctor was quick to take his cut

Nathanial Van Noy holds the dubious double distinction of being both the first murderer in Sangamon County as well as the first person to be hanged in Springfield. But it wasn’t the murder itsel
Capital City Parent
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 12:00 am
 Heading off to college is a major transition in the life of a young adult – and that young adult’s parents. The process of organizing, packing, moving and finding one’s way in a new enviro


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