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Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:00 am

Travel Lincoln’s path to the Lincoln Log Cabin

 Abraham Lincoln’s legacy is found not just in Springfield but throughout central Illinois, where he practiced law and traveled to many locations, including Coles County. While he was in Coles
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 12:00 am

Volunteers work at Lincoln’s New Salem to control an invasive species

More than 180 years ago, a young Abraham Lincoln was working in various capacities at New Salem. One of his duties was splitting wood, such as white and red oaks found on the rolling hills, and walnut
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 12:00 am

A guided tour of southern Illinois’ natural wonder

It’s the only national forest in our predominantly agricultural/urban state, and it offers a great escape from our daily routines. Located down in the southern tip of the stat
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 12:00 am

Picturesque Metro East county a destination for hikers and bikers

Untitled Document Having two sons, I’ve done my share of driving around the state on weekends — attending swim meets, soccer games, or cross-country meets over the ye
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 12:00 am

Along the Potawatomi Trail of Death

Untitled Document “We soon found ourselves on the grand prairies of Illinois, under a burning sun and without shade from one camp to another. They are vast as the ocean, an
Thursday, May 24, 2007 12:00 am

Ozark streams offer opportunity for exploration and relaxation

Untitled Document Just a few hours from Springfield are hundreds of miles of floatable streams that offer an ideal natural playground for exploration, fishing, and relaxation. Ma
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 12:00 am

It may still be a throwaway world, but Springfield’s doing its part to reduce, reuse, and recycle

Untitled Document Twenty-eight years ago, fresh out of college, I arrived in Springfield to begin my professional career. Living by myself, I didn’t really generate much tr
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004 12:00 am
"It is my belief that what is being accomplished will conserve our natural resources, create future national wealth, and prove of moral and spiritual value not only to those of you who are takin


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