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Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:14 am

Interview with U of I pioneer scientist

Editor’s note: University of Illinois comparative biosciences professor Fred Kummerow, now 100, first reported a link between dietary transfats and heart disease in 1957. Trained in lipid biochemist...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:13 am
 Families are invited to join Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Christopher Robin, Roo, Kanga, Rabbit and other friends on a “whimsical adventure set deep in a magical forest.” This children’s ballet f...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:12 am
 This June, The Muni, Springfield’s long-running community theater under the stars, presents a fun, farcical take on the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Spamalot is th...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:11 am
My girlfriend always cries that she’s “broke.” I just ended up buying her groceries and paying to have her car fixed, and then I discovered by accident that she’d recently paid hundreds of dol...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:08 am

Park cops protect, serve and screw up

 The Springfield Park District police department doesn’t sound like a tight ship or a fun place to work. Consider a memo titled “Rumors” that former Capt. Jonathan Davis wrote to his office...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:08 am

City patient with pol’s code violations

 For more than a decade, a vacant home crumbled on Sangamon Avenue across the street from St. Aloysius Church on Springfield’s north end.City code enforcers in 2007 placarded the home as uninha...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:06 am

Durbin calls for more oversight of ITT Tech and others

 A for-profit college with a branch in Springfield is taking criticism for alleged deceptive practices.U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is calling for stronger oversight of ITT Technical Institute and other...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:06 am

Catholic Charities celebrates anniversary

 In the midst of the Great Depression, George Eisenberg underscored the spirit of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Springfield.It was 1935 when Eisenberg, en route home to Chicago, saw a lin...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:05 am

Would connect North Dakota to Gulf of Mexico via Illinois

 Construction could start soon on a major pipeline passing through Illinois, but the project faces negotiations with landowners and opposition from environmentalists.The pipeline, which would con...

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