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Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:09 am

Bug lovers heed the butterfly’s scream

 Snail darters are ugly, spotted owls are hard to spot, but no one has anything bad to say about butterflies, which helps explain why nearly 100 environmentalists, farmers, academics and others g...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:07 am

DCFS child placement audit finds problems

 Troubled kids in Illinois spent weeks in psychiatric hospitals and emergency shelters unnecessarily over the past two years. That’s one of the problems at the Illinois Department of Children a...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:06 am
With the second Obed and Isaac’s scheduled to open in Peoria on Sept. 26, the Conn’s Hospitality Group is being honored by Landmarks Illinois for the Springfield company’s work in historic prese...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:05 am
Central and southern Illinois have some serious work to do when it comes to getting healthy. According to the 2016 County Health Rankings compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Inst...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:05 am

Gym rats find community and vitality at the Y

 Walk through the doors at either of our Springfield YMCA locations and take a look around. You’ll see people from all walks of life interacting, sipping water or coffee, waving hello and rehas...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:04 am
 Unless someone can come up with a fresh angle, I think there should be a moratorium put on haunted house movies. We’ve had ghosts scaring families that move into old creepy mansions, people wh...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:04 am

Whether you travel to the Grand Canyon, or stay close to home, feelings of wonder can change your life.

 Awesome is now a commonly used word to describe just about anything that is nice, good or enjoyable. But, Webster’s dictionary defines awesome as causing feelings of fear and wonder and feelin...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:03 am
 Come along as we trek through the weekly jaunt of Springfield music-making moments. Take the time to notice the hard work and terrific talents of those involved in the process.Thursday evening a...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:03 am

Disrupt Aging serves as a battle cry in a new era of aging

“At 50, I began to know who I was. It was like waking up to myself.” –Maya AngelouDisrupt Aging serves as both a declaration of middle-aged and senior vitality and an exhortation to do more. Jo ...


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