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Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 12:12 am

Springfield’s Fritz Klein has been portraying Lincoln for more than 40 years. You’d swear he’s the man on the penny.

 He’s been doing Lincoln almost as long as Lincoln did Lincoln.“Lincoln died at 56, and how long has it been since I’ve been 56?” asked 69-year-old Fritz Klein of Jerome, one of the natio...
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 12:11 am

Stumbling to the altar with Abraham and Mary

 “Up flew windows, out popped headsTo see this Lady gayIn silken cloak and feather whiteAriding on the dray. At length arrived at Edward’s gateHart backed the usual wayAnd taking out the...
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 12:09 am

Former governor, aging reformer, Pat Quinn wants to be attorney general

 I first met Pat Quinn when I was a radio news reporter nearly 38 years ago, and interviewed him in person regarding his drive to reduce the size of the Illinois House of Representatives by one-t...
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 12:12 am

The solution isn’t simple, and may require lifestyle changes. It’s far better than the usual prevention method – nothing.

 Dale E. Bredesen’s 2017 book, The End of Alzheimer’s, provides a new perspective on this debilitating and dreaded disease. Subtitled The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Declin...
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 12:11 am

The importance of periodontal health to general health

 The mouth serves as a gateway to the body. There is a connection between oral health and general health. Our mouth can tell us whether we’re at risk for developing chronic inflammatory health...
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 12:09 am
 Our mental wellness is just as important as our physical wellness. Many of us are in shape physically but out of shape mentally. The benefits of being in shape mentally include regaining control...
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 12:08 am

Springfield physician calls president’s physical a ‘teachable moment’

 Test results from President Trump’s annual physical reveal he has atherosclerosis, a common type of heart disease, the leading killer of Americans, often from heart attacks or strokes.At a Whi...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:12 am

Pillsbury descends into Superfund status

 Ann Ridgeway was on her porch when the crash came.No one had told neighbors that a massive metal building was going to fall that day in October 2014. Towering more than 10 stories, the so-called...


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