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Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:10 am

PHILIP J. ROCK May 4, 1937-Jan. 29, 2016

 Philip J. Rock, 78, former president of the Illinois Senate, died Friday, Jan. 29.  Rock, a Democrat widely regarded on both sides of the political aisle as a statesman, was an effective se...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:17 am

Fight for Air supports the battle against lung cancer

 The American Lung Association challenges you to join the Fight for Air Climb fundraiser on Feb. 21, 2015. In support of the fight against lung cancer, participants will take on 32 floors and 532...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:16 am

Memorial Sportscare promotes a healthy lifestyle for the middle years

 For most people, after the age of 40, energy, strength, and stamina seem to drain more quickly than before. On Dec. 12, Memorial Hospital’s Sportscare facility in Springfield presented a commu...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:15 am

When sleep is elusive, consider sleep hygiene

 You’re lying in your nice cozy bed at night, covered in flannel and down, surrounded by quiet and darkness, a spouse snoring contentedly by your side and somehow still sleep won’t come. The...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:14 am

Finding motivation for health and fitness

 People are great at making New Year’s resolutions but only eight percent succeed when it comes to following through on them, according to a recent University of Scranton study.“Motivation is...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:13 am

Learning to skip sugar with a group nutrition challenge

 Molly Suhadolnik hates sugar. The Springfield fitness trainer is on a mission to make people think about what goes into their bodies, and sugar is at the top of her hit list. Rather than merely...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:12 am
 Step Afrika!Jan 30, 7pm Sat. First professional dance company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Performance includes tap, modern, hip-hop plus other styles of dance. $15-30 adults, $5 stud...
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 12:11 am

Lawmakers return to Springfield with some new ideas, but the unfinished business of 2015 will likely overshadow other topics in the second year of the legislative session. 

 Illinois Issues is in-depth reporting and analysis that takes you beyond the headlines to provide a deeper understanding of our state. Illinois Issues is produced by NPR Illinois 91.9 UIS in Spr...
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:12 am

Scorned woman scuttles $21.5 million cruise-ship verdict

 Amy Mizeur didn’t hold back on her way out the door when she was terminated from her job at The Gold Center in Springfield last spring.“This is what you get when you refuse to screw your bos...

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