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News
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
Opinion
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
Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:00 am

THOMAS R. JONES, SR.: Nov. 17, 1944 - Oct. 7, 2017

 Thomas R. Jones dedicated his life to serving his country and his fellow man. He spent eight years in the U.S. Navy, which included a 13-month tour of duty in Vietnam, followed by a long and dis
History
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:00 am

The “Dollar-a-Day Boys” who built New Salem

 In 1831, Abraham Lincoln arrived in New Salem as a penniless young laborer who took on a variety of odd jobs, including manual labor, to support himself. His experience in the village gave him t
Feature
Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:00 am

Saving a piece of Greenview history

 To see the old Marbold Farmstead is to want to see more. The imposing brick residence on Illinois Route 29 20 miles north of Springfield dates to the 1850s and has been uninhabited since the 196
Guest Opinion
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:00 am
 In the president’s proposed budget, funding for the National Endowment for the Arts would be eliminated in an attempt to cut “wasteful spending.” This reflects a common, though mistaken, l

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