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Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 12:01 am

Two books tell you how

 Our society is experiencing an epidemic of obesity and diabetes with the root cause of insulin resistance. Insulin resistance develops when we bombard our body all day long with sugar-containing...
Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 05:04 pm
 In "New Beijings" (June 7, 2012) I mentioned in passing the astonishing popularity of the University of Illinois's Urbana campus with students from mainland China.From the excellent long piec...
Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 12:58 am

Company wants plant in Pawnee

A Texas-based development company that this week won tax incentives from the Springfield City Council to build a natural gas-fired power plant in Pawnee has put a planned Pennsylvania plant on hold.It...
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 04:01 pm

Also a trailer, truck and Jeep engine

 Sen. Sam McCann, R-Plainview, has used campaign funds to purchase a sports utility vehicle. Legislators, who are barred from spending campaign funds for personal use, typically lease rathe...
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 12:20 am

August is no time for faint-hearted gardeners

 It is late August as I write this, a time of year when gardens and gardeners alike begin to look a little, well, tired, for reasons I explored in the column, which appeared in our paper of Aug....
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 12:19 am
 As evermore people migrate to cities, sand follows to accommodate them. Mountains of sand are poured into constructing new homes. “A typical American house requires more than a hundred tons of...
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 12:18 am
 It’s been clear for decades that the way Illinois funds its public schools has been wrong-headed. But finding a solution has eluded everyone who has tried. Until now.Gov. Jim Edgar thoroughly...
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 12:17 am
HERO OF HOPEAnything could have happened – none of it good – when Rosa Parks said “no” and refused to give up her seat on that bus in 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, the first capital of the Conf...
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 12:16 am
Once again Springfield’s U. S. senator, Richard Durbin, is in the national spotlight for being ahead of his time. Before there was DACA – Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals – there was Durbin...

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