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Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 12:09 am

Here’s what to drink on a cold winter night

 We are late.Usually, we do this in October, when oompah’ers are oompah’ing in oompah bands in the beer tents of Munich while drinkers pay homage to malted beverages without which the world w...
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 12:12 am

How a Springfield group transformed itself by intermittent fasting

 In the guidebook for Narcotics Anonymous there is a paragraph which begins: “We have a disease; progressive, incurable and fatal.” The paragraph ends with the sentence: “Insanity is repeat...
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 12:11 am

As the city’s overflow shelter opens for the winter, the homeless ask whether more can be done

 Sitting quietly inside an empty McDonald’s, Tracey and Michael Gragg ponder how they’ll find shelter for the night.Married for 18 years, the Graggs have been homeless for the last two. Micha...
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 12:10 am

Why doctors are fleeing Leland Grove

 Is there a doctor in the house? Not as many in the Springfield area, thanks to the state of Illinois’ budget woes.Uncertainty over the state’s fiscal situation, fueled by Illinois’ record-...
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 12:12 am

Jackie Jackson caps her literary career with publication of The Round Barn, Vol. 4

 Saying Jackie Jackson’s magnum opus is about a barn, is like saying Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a history of rabbit holes. The Round Barn encompasses a way of life that has all but d...
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 12:11 am

Sangamon CEO teaches students entrepreneurial skills

 Who would rise early to get to a class at 7:30, leave at 9 to spend a full day at school, return in the evening and even weekends to fulfill requirements, while also finishing homework, particip...
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 12:10 am
Hundreds of people turned out for the inaugural Best Of Springfield party at the BOS Center on Thursday, Oct. 26. It was 1985 all over again, and there were many celebrity sightings, including Flavor...
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 12:07 am

Conservative with a clean image, Erika Harold launches unlikely campaign for attorney general

 It’s not unusual for Illinois politicians to end up in prison, but usually it happens after they are elected, not before.For Erika Harold, the only Republican running for Illinois attorney gen...
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 12:11 am
 In America, we commonly think of press freedom and censorship in terms of the First Amendment, which focuses attention on the press itself and limits on the power of government to restrict it. B...
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 12:10 am

Acting up and melting down result from Adverse Childhood Experiences

 Educators are beginning to get answers to questions they have always asked: Am I doing something wrong? Why does a student react violently to a simple request? Why does another student retreat a...

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