• A video tribute to Springfield's ballpark

    Robin Roberts Stadium featured in 6 p.m. May 12 premiere

    By Stuart Shiffman

  • How baseball got its start in Illinois

    In 1869 a pro team was paid $250. For some it killed the game.

    By Stuart Shiffman

  • From San Quentin to Springfield

    Curtis Roberts writes about 29 years behind bars, and his new life here

    By Cinda Ackerman Klickna

  • Peanuts, the crop that changed history

    Author from Springfield takes readers with her to Senegal and the history of slavery

    By Cinda Ackerman Klickna

  • A first novel with ties to Springfield

    Melotte moves from architecture to writing and the Old West

    By Cinda Ackerman Klickna

  • Another legal thriller by Scott Turow

    Illinois author and attorney features a me-too accusation against a female police chief

    By Stuart Shiffman

  • Visit Midwest history

    A new guide to the Heartland

    By Cinda Ackerman Klickna

  • Finding what is not there

    Recounting the life of Jim Thorpe

    By Stuart Shiffman

  • The church of baseball

    The making of a movie classi

    By Stuart Shiffman

  • African American history in photos

    A fresh look at many who shaped Springfield's character

    By Karen Ackerman Witter

  • These honored dead

    A Memorial Day tribute to the unknown soldiers of the Civil War

    By Mark Flotow

  • Baseball is back

    Some spring training reading

    By Stuart Shiffman

  • Power and politics

    Ray Long's new book chronicles a House speaker's rise. And the beginning of his fall.

    By Jason Piscia

  • Thousand-Year Statehouse

    New book showcases the art, architecture and history of Springfield's palace of government

    By Cinda Ackerman Klickna

  • Dealing with dangerous ideas

    Free speech on trial at University of Illinois in the 1960s

    By Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein

  • The Black Man's President

    Abraham Lincoln's legacy on race, reconsidered, stands up to critics

    By James Krohe Jr.

  • Race in the world of sports

    New book takes on a tough subject, and "the illusion of progress"

  • Insane treatment of women

    Asylums became storehouses for wives who disagreed with husbands

    By Mary Bohlen

  • Upheaval in Alton

    Elijah Lovejoy, martyr to freedom of the press

    By Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein

  • The devil comes to Illinois

    You'll recognize the places, and some people

    By Karen Ackerman Witter