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Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:10 am

Police killed Daniel Rogers, but did he have to die?

 Daniel Rogers wasn’t dealt an easy hand.He was a roofer cursed by bipolar disorder. His father is an alcoholic with acknowledged mental problems. Rogers’ mother reportedly has Alzheimer’s...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:11 am

In an era of mainstream news cutbacks, ideological media step in

 In the 1980s and 90s, when state government coffers appeared to be overflowing and the political parties worked together, the Statehouse press corps numbered in the 40s. Its size made “Illinoi...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:10 am

At Illinois Beef Expo, DNA testing lets bull buyers ‘look under the hood’

 The Annual Illinois Performance Tested Bull Sale on Feb. 23 during the 29th Illinois Beef Expo was pretty predictable. And the genetic testing that made that predictability possible was good new...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:12 am

District 186 students experience a dynamic cultural awareness program

 On Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 6 and 7, at Erin’s Pavilion, Springfield Public School District 186 held a series of unprecedented sessions addressing the subject of “cultural relevance,” popu...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:11 am

District 186 pushes for academic excellence

 Anyone who doubts the intellectual powers of public high school students need only watch Ruby Latif teach advanced placement literature to seniors at Southeast High School.The year’s reading l...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:13 am

HISO Music is one man’s dream of helping others’ dreams comes true

 In a long brick building within a rented suite on Yale Boulevard in Springfield’s Harvard Park neighborhood, a quiet, yet profound revolution is underway. Here is the headquarters of HISO (pro...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:12 am

Three fresh voices aim to shake up Springfield’s literary scene

 Poetry is at once the most marginalized and the most accessible of art forms. Pretty much anyone with both a thought and the desire to express it can jot down a few words and head to the local c...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:11 am

Heir to the Post fortune envisioned her Florida estate as a winter White House. Now it is.

 What do Grape Nuts and Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate have in common? They were both created by members of the famous Post family who were born right here in Springfield.Charles W. Post was...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:13 am
 When I first started my journey to fitness and better health almost five years ago, I knew I was overweight. I even had to admit that I was obese, based on my body mass index (BMI) being over 30...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:12 am

One woman’s surprising results

I have lost 40 pounds over the past two years and I work out four to five days a week. When I stepped onto the InBody device, which measures where fat is distributed on your body, I knew in advance, o...

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