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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...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:11 am

To observe the state’s bicentennial, travel Illinois

 Editor’s note: This article marks the first in a series of monthly travel columns focusing on Illinois in honor of the state’s bicentennial year in 2018.It’s a good thing early state leade...
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:11 am

Not just a hangout, the new UIS Student Union hopes to bring a community together

 “The coolest thing is that so many students participated in big and small ways,” says John Tienken, a former University of Illinois Springfield student trustee who is now a law student at th...
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:10 am
 When a single rifle shot in Memphis, Tennessee, cut short the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King at age 39 on April 4, 1968, it cemented the iconic status of the civil rights leader and tow...
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 09:00 am

CHRIS DURBIN Dec. 31, 1956 - Nov. 17, 2017

 I first met Chris Durbin in1986. We remained close friends for the next three decades. He died unexpectedly in his sleep on Nov. 17 at his home in Monticello.When we met, both of us were living...
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 08:58 am

STAN ZIELINSKI Nov. 19. 2017 - Sept. 28, 2017

 Stan Zielinski was a lifelong learner with many interests – soccer, the arts, cooking, family and the military to name just a few. He retired after a long career in marketing, sales and associ...


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