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Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:01 am

Public money pays for FutureGen to reinvent an outmoded energy source

 Coal has powered the world for hundreds of years because it is a relatively cheap and reliable source of power. But it’s also filthy, creating messes at every step from the mine to the smokest...
Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:01 am
 Remember the joy of pedaling and moving under your own power when you were a kid? The same joy can be had during the week, and not just weekends. While most of us think of the bicycle as recreat...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:01 am

Adjunct instructors are making it work in central Illinois

 The use of adjunct instructors – part-time, non-staff teachers in higher education, sometimes referred to as “contingent faculty” – has become increasingly common in colleges and univers...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am

Illinois’ antiquated school aid formula doesn’t work

 Illinois has seen the price of food, gasoline, shelter and most basic necessities increase. Yet for four years the state hasn’t increased the amount it pays per child in public school. And the...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am

Now in a new space with new exhibits, the Lincoln Heritage Museum opens April 26

 I worked part-time at the Lincoln Heritage Museum in Lincoln 10 years ago, back when it was called the Lincoln College Museum. In those days, the museum was quaint, almost anachronistic. Tucked ...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am
 New Harmony, Ind., is a special place to stop and smell the roses – or at least the red geraniums. And 2014 is a perfect year to visit this former utopian community as it celebrates its bicent...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am
 When it comes to remodeling, it may be easier to perceive a new room than to make it a reality.Interior designers can help take ideas and translate those feeling into homes people can truly enjo...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am

Outdoor design trends enhance your home’s value

 As with any industry, the landscape industry works to keep up with popular trends over the years – from xeriscaping to hedges surrounding a property. Trends come and go, but the job of a lands...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am
 In our hurry-up, busy world filled with electronic gadgets such as iPhones, tablets and android devices, where does gardening fit in?, asked a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educa...


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