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Central Illinois horse has rare twins

EFFINGHAM, Ill. | If a single horseshoe brings luck, then the pitter-patter of eight tiny hooves must deliver even more good fortune.

September 21, 2013 6:00 pm

Extra-large knitting needles in Central Illinois

CASEY, Ill. | Jim Bolin is busy saving his Casey hometown, one world record at a time.

June 22, 2013 7:30 pm

Paralyzed man can ride motorcycle again

SULLIVAN, Ill. | Travis Mundy hops aboard a Gold Wing to talk to God or shout at him, depending on Mundy's mood.

May 24, 2013 8:00 pm
Central Illinois town has silk flower maestro

Central Illinois town has silk flower maestro

DECATUR, Ill. | The man who arranges silk flowers into memorials never disappoints a faithful customer, living or dead.

May 11, 2013 10:45 pm Photos

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Fiddlers learn art the traditional way

Fiddlers learn art the traditional way

SHELBYVILLE, Ill. | There was no fiddler on the roof, but there were fiddlers just about everywhere else Feb. 17 as the Illinois Old Time Fiddlers Association gathered for their monthly meeting in Shelbyville.

March 02, 2013 6:45 pm
Abe Lincoln played key role in Lincoln

Abe Lincoln played key role in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Ill. | The fruits of Abraham Lincoln's life just keep on giving.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Central Illinois man preaches motorcycle safety

Central Illinois man preaches motorcycle safety

MACON, Ill. | Don Koehler's T-bucket hot rod needed almost as many repairs as its driver.

September 22, 2012 12:00 am
Central Illinois man creates art

Central Illinois man creates art

DECATUR, Ill. | The man who carves books into art doesn't stop there.

August 06, 2012 8:15 pm Photos

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Ill. woodworker finds specialty with 'hope chests', IL

Ill. woodworker finds specialty with 'hope chests', IL

WARRENSBURG, Ill. | The devil, it is said, is in the details.

August 29, 2010 12:06 am

Passive solar house blends in with nature

OREANA | There's a lot to be said for just tucking your house into a bucolic hillside and allowing Mother Nature to come fill up your senses.

September 30, 2007 12:00 am

Illinois man rigs bird feeders for video

How about this for a reality TV show: Violent, colorful and unpredictable characters fighting for their share of the spoils, each likely to fly off the handle at the drop of a sunflower seed.

January 11, 2007 12:00 am

ILLINOIS STYLE: Clinton man views history through grandpa's photos

CLINTON | If a picture is worth a thousand words, Benjamin "Bennie" Franklin Oliver wrote a very long book.

October 19, 2005 12:00 am

Illinois family recreates that hunting lodge look

CERRO GORDO, Ill. (AP) -- Choosing appropriate illumination for that cozy 8,000-square-foot log cabin in the woods can leave flustered second-home owners on the horns of a dilemma.

June 07, 2005 12:00 am

Downstate man's craft set in stone

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Jody Fronk's life has been full of glittering moments.

July 20, 2004 12:00 am

Downstate man discovers asteroid, names it after his wife

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) -- God willing, we'll never meet Jackie Holmes. Not the Jackie Holmes who runs the Shooting Stars photographic studio with her husband, Robert E. Holmes Jr., over in Charleston. She's harmless and nice.

May 24, 2004 12:00 am
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