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Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 A solid majority of Illinoisans want newly inaugurated Gov. Bruce Rauner to find common ground with the Democratic legislative majority rather than be confrontational, a new poll finds. However,...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
Sangamon County is the proud owner of a new stretch of land, thanks to the Illinois General Assembly. Former Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill Jan. 9 transferring ownership of the Sangamon Valley Trail fro...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
Springfield’s first black firehouse opened in 1902, and the building still stands today. The firehouse, located at what is now 1310 E. Adams St., was home to the city’s black firefighters, who wer...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 Women have a lot of misconceptions about strength training. While more are lifting weights, many are reluctant to set foot in the weight room. One of the biggest fears is that they will bulk up...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 Quitting smoking and losing weight consistently top New Year’s resolutions lists. In an effort to stop smoking, a growing number of smokers are turning to electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarette...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 Matt Jackson sets out chairs, turns on music and the small group gathered for the Monday morning Fitness for You class on the third floor of the Simmons Cancer Institute join him as he begins le...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 Contrary to popular belief, adopting a healthy lifestyle is not a difficult undertaking. In certain instances, convenience may need to be sacrificed in favor of nutrition, but many people find t...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 Many men and women struggle to find time to exercise. If hectic schedules dominated by professional and personal commitments have made it difficult to make exercise part of your daily routine, y...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am

How sugar hides in plain sight

 Trembling, I sat in my car outside a pharmacy. I struggled internally over whether to go inside. I walked in, picked up an item, set it on the counter and waited impatiently for the clerk to com...

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