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Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 01:05 am

The MD and the wannabe

 My father’s mantra has always been, “No one can run 26.2 miles. It’s impossible.” He ran his first marathon more 30 years ago, before I was born. Still it was a message that he, Dr. Terr...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 01:04 am

It’s not too late to make the most out of your savings

 Emily Brandon, 34, a senior editor at U.S. News & World Report, knows far more about retirement issues than most people twice her age.She has spent the past 10 years writing about retirement...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 01:03 am

Seniors find edification and celebration at Lincoln Land

 There’s plenty going on for area seniors these days, with more all the time. Every month, hundreds of active, imaginative seniors meet to eat, explore interesting places in and around Springfi...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 01:02 am

Research finds women actually are getting some satisfaction

 There’s no one right answer for women who wonder if their sex life is normal in their midlife years, and there are Pittsburgh doctors who say they can prove it.In an attempt to go beyond surve...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 01:01 am

Three-month event calendar for seniors and their families

Winter Holiday Floral ShowDec 15-21, 12-4 Mon-Fri, 12-5 Sat-Sun. Stunning display of poinsettias, tropical plants and decorated evergreens. Free. Springfieldparks.org. Washington Park Botanical Garden...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 12:23 am

A gift list of Illinois history books

 It’s gift-choosing time again, and who better than a professional wise man to ask what you ought to get those hard-to-shop-for friends? I have the perfect gift suggestion: a short shelf of the...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 12:22 am
 All hail Augustus Trumpus! All hail the American Putin, whom none can criticize! All hail the Great All Knowing One, who reveals “realities” that are not there and finds “facts” that mer...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 12:21 am
 Top folks in the governor’s office said they didn’t quite understand last week why the Senate Democrats and House Speaker Michael Madigan’s spokesman were so upset with them about cancelin...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 12:20 am
 ACA REPEAL WILL HURT HOSPITALSWith a month to go before President-elect Trump takes office, we’ve received a warning shot across the bow in Springfield. It came in the form of a press release...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 12:19 am
 While Gov. Bruce Rauner was busy this week working on his 2018 campaign for reelection, the education advocacy group Advance Illinois was doing work that needs to be done. Releasing its biennial...

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