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Thursday, July 26, 2012 12:00 am

The great Russian novelist, author of Lolita, was taken aback by a flagpole enthusiast

When the great Russian novelist Vladimir Nabokov visited Springfield in 1942, he met a man who would become fodder for one of the most entertaining letters he wrote to his wife. It was excerpted last
Home & Garden
Thursday, April 21, 2011 12:00 am

Now is the time to invest in renewables

If you’re considering adding solar energy to your home, now may be a good time to do it. Solar panel prices are low because demand slumped after the financial crisis of 2008, when the renewables
Thursday, March 3, 2011 12:00 am

LLCC leads the way to renewable energy

Welcome to the most eco-friendly home in Springfield. You’d never guess the carpeting is made of recycled plastic grocery bags, or the bathroom countertops come from recycled cardboard and paper
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 12:00 am
Yoga is hardly the first thing that comes to mind as an activity for male prisoners. But two inmates who teach yoga classes at a state prison near Canton believe it is ideal for prison life.“Yog
Thursday, June 29, 2006 12:00 am

African immigrants at Cargill are the latest to see the underside of the American dream

Beardstown and surrounding communities in west-central Illinois have taken on a surreal international air of late. A community of African immigrants has quietly been building in the area for the past
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005 12:00 am

Springfield becomes new outpost for disciple of Burmese Buddhist master

What Gunasiri misses most about Myanmar since moving to Springfield in August is the distinct Buddhist presence that pervades the country. Landing at the airport, Guna says,
Thursday, June 23, 2005 12:00 am
When I signed up for a meditation course at the Illinois Vipassana Meditation Center, I was hardly expecting a peaceful, relaxing vacation. It would be meditation all day, ev


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