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Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 12:06 am

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death. What can we do?

 Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, designed to focus attention on the impact of diabetes on millions of Americans...
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 12:10 am

Project Censored’s top 10 censored stories

 Fake news is not a new thing. With the return of its annual list of censored stories Project Censored’s vivid cover art recalls H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds. The situation today may feel as...
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 12:06 am

It’s not weed anymore

 It’s only been legal since Aug. 26, but there are already farmers throughout the state who want to start growing Illinois’ latest cash crop.The Illinois Industrial Hemp Act was signed into l...
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 12:09 am

Walk through the cemetery, listen to the dead

Where are Elmer, Herman, Bert, Tom, and CharleyAll, all are sleeping on the hillOne passed in a fever,One was burned in a mine,One was killed in a brawl,One died in a jail,One fell from a bridge, toil...
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 12:13 am

A pro-union Republican challenges a pro-gun Democrat

Organized labor will have a friend in the State Capitol no matter who wins the 96th District state representative race on Nov. 6.Democratic incumbent Sue Scherer of Decatur was a longtime union member...
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 12:12 am

Open house at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel

 You’ve likely driven by the Sacred Heart Convent Chapel many times without realizing you are passing by an architectural gem filled with spectacular stained glass. The Sacred Heart Convent, on...
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 12:11 am
 As a freelance writer, I enjoy writing about an eclectic range of topics – health and fitness, nutrition, museums, travel, advocacy, government, local businesses, community leaders, wedding pl...
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 12:10 am

15th Annual Green Symposium for Central Illinois

 Solar panels, monarch butterflies, energy efficiency, eco-designed chairs, clean energy, rooftop gardens, manufactured construction and pollinator pockets are just some of the sustainability top...
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 12:09 am

Will public money help?

 If nothing else, hundreds of thousands of dollars in public money buys hyperbole.“This is, indeed, a once in a generation opportunity,” Timothy Killeen, University of Illinois president, sai...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 12:11 am
 Like most states, Illinois is struggling with a severe teacher shortage. And, also like most states, that shortage is felt most profoundly in the area of special education. There is, however, an...

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