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Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:14 am

Finding motivation for health and fitness

 People are great at making New Year’s resolutions but only eight percent succeed when it comes to following through on them, according to a recent University of Scranton study.“Motivation is...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:13 am

Learning to skip sugar with a group nutrition challenge

 Molly Suhadolnik hates sugar. The Springfield fitness trainer is on a mission to make people think about what goes into their bodies, and sugar is at the top of her hit list. Rather than merely...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:12 am
 Step Afrika!Jan 30, 7pm Sat. First professional dance company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Performance includes tap, modern, hip-hop plus other styles of dance. $15-30 adults, $5 stud...
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 12:11 am

Lawmakers return to Springfield with some new ideas, but the unfinished business of 2015 will likely overshadow other topics in the second year of the legislative session. 

 Illinois Issues is in-depth reporting and analysis that takes you beyond the headlines to provide a deeper understanding of our state. Illinois Issues is produced by NPR Illinois 91.9 UIS in Spr...
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:12 am

Scorned woman scuttles $21.5 million cruise-ship verdict

 Amy Mizeur didn’t hold back on her way out the door when she was terminated from her job at The Gold Center in Springfield last spring.“This is what you get when you refuse to screw your bos...
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:11 am

Festival provides fun over and over and over. . .

 “It’s always Feb. 2nd and there’s nothing I can do about it,” complains Phil Connors, the character Bill Murray plays in the 1993 comedy Groundhog Day. Trapped in a time warp, Connors de...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:11 am
 I’ve seen a few movies in my time, so it’s very possible that a sense of burnout has set in. Perhaps that’s why most of the cinematic fare of 2015 left me with a feeling of “Meh” rathe...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:10 am
Movies are about moments – big moments that erase our cynicism about cinema and remind us of its capacity to dazzle as well as touch us. This happens in a way only possible with a medium that seamle...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:09 am
 When he moved to Springfield and hung out his shingle as an attorney, Abraham Lincoln effectively completed his transition from a rural working-class laborer to an urban, middle-class gentleman....
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:08 am

As U.S. lifts sanctions, downstate lawmakers tout state’s agribusiness, commerce opportunities. They envision a new export boom.

 The restoration of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba has sparked a renewed effort to boost Illinois agricultural exports to the island nation, which has been under cripplin...


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