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Local lawyer wins prestigious “Lincoln the Lawyer” Award

Local lawyer wins prestigious “Lincoln the Lawyer” Award

By Annabeth Carlson, Managing Editor for Online

March 3, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

When Richard Thies, 83, was admitted to the Illinois State Bar Association to practice law in 1955, he took the oath at the Centennial across from the Supreme Court building in Springfield. Looking out at the city where Abraham Lincoln once practiced law, Thies remembered feeling excited that he c...

“NaNoWriMo” challenges students to write a 50,000-word novel in a month

“NaNoWriMo” challenges students to write a 50,000-word novel in a month

By Brittney Nadler

November 6, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Write 1,667 words. It’s a task that many college students complete at least once during their college careers, but for some writers, it is done every day for 30 days.  That is the goal of National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as “NaNoWriMo,” which poses the challenge of completing a 50,0...