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Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 02:44 pm

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A great time was had by all at the Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade last Thursday.Check out our photo gallery to relive the fun (or experience it for the first time if you were unable to make it) o...
Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 04:58 pm
 In my recent column about the need for a proper environmental history of Illinois, “Oh, for a Thucydides of the prairie,” I noted that several excellent recent works, while not environmen...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:36 am

Start the school year right with healthier lunches

 If you’re a parent, August’s school bell rings bittersweet. You have to love the schedule, but at the same time, stress kicks in – from getting all the supplies to packing those lunches. S...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:35 am

How to teach body positivity to daughters

 A 2015 study by Common Sense Media reported that 80 percent of 10-year-old girls have been on a diet. More than half of girls ages six to eight said they wanted to be thinner. Dieting, besides b...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:34 am

Making healthy choices a family affair

 In the past 20 to 30 years, childhood obesity has been on the rise. There are many causes, and they look very familiar to most of us. Kids have more access to video games and other different scr...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:33 am

Trinity school debuts eight “skills to last a lifetime”

 In 2015, Trinity Lutheran School in Springfield began examining what a successful graduate would look like in a future vastly different from the school’s foundational days. The journey of disc...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:32 am

It’s healthy to go where doctors know your name

 As walk-in clinics and telemedicine appointments abound, parents are often tempted by the quick and convenient care afforded by the quick, retail-based clinics. But having a primary care physici...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:31 am

August-November kids activity calendar

Back to schoolAug 10, 1-4pm. Resource fair and kids learn-and-play event featuring giveaways of children’s backpacks, shoes and haircuts. Pre-registration required. Free. contactministries.com. Cont...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:21 am
 MADIGAN’S TO BLAMEI believe it is rather clear that there will not be any meaningful reforms passed by the House as long as Michael Madigan is speaker. He made sure the budget got to such a cr...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:20 am

It’s time to talk – and talk – about baseball

 It’s summer, when spouses (usually women, but not always) show up in ERs seemingly catatonic because their mates have begun talking, again, about the Cub curse or the Cardinal way. Baseball it...

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