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Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 Contrary to popular belief, adopting a healthy lifestyle is not a difficult undertaking. In certain instances, convenience may need to be sacrificed in favor of nutrition, but many people find t...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 Many men and women struggle to find time to exercise. If hectic schedules dominated by professional and personal commitments have made it difficult to make exercise part of your daily routine, y...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am

How sugar hides in plain sight

 Trembling, I sat in my car outside a pharmacy. I struggled internally over whether to go inside. I walked in, picked up an item, set it on the counter and waited impatiently for the clerk to com...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am

After a decade of quiet struggle, the Dominican Sisters have started a movement

 T he Dominican Sisters of Springfield have a long history. Their congregation was founded in Jacksonville in 1873 and moved to Springfield in 1893. However, some of the women who founded the con...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am

JAMES C. CRAVEN Aug. 7, 1925-Jan. 12, 2015

Even as he tilted at windmills, James C. Craven, who died on Monday at 89, made a difference.As a state appellate court judge and proud liberal, he wrote a lot of dissents during his years on the benc...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am

Can Rauner fix it?

 Governor-elect Bruce Rauner said all the right things while not saying much during a December speech in Springfield filled with generalities and rah-rah talk.We need a tax code overhaul and long...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am
 As far as the movie world is concerned, 2014 will be remembered as the year in which things ended with an international bang and a corporate whimper. After having massive numbers of files hacked...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am
Movies are about moments – big moments that erase our cynicism about cinema and remind us of its capacity to dazzle as well as touch us. This happens in a way only possible with a medium that seamle...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am
Not everyone can hop on a plane to see the world, but you can travel the globe and beyond at a fraction of the cost and time with a visit to the big three indoor museums in St. Louis’ Forest Park.Yo...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am
 The Springfield Area Arts Council’s annual First Night celebration is a year-end smorgasbord of art, music, dance, fireworks, friends and fun. It is also a fundraiser to benefit the various pr...

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