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Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 07:33 am
More than half of all prison inmates in Illinois will go back to prison within a year of being released. That’s a sobering thought, but here’s some good news: 92 percent of parolees served...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 03:20 am
Hockey has a reputation as a pretty tough game. Any sport in which referees let the players fight until someone ends up on the ice isn’t for the weak. (At one Boston Bruins game in 1979, Bruins ...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 09:30 pm
SIU Medical School is going all out for African-American History Month, hosting a plethora of history- and diversity-themed events throughout February at 801 N. Rutledge St. Check out a handful of his...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 03:56 pm
There’s something intriguing about solar power – the way it turns sunlight directly into useable electricity without the hassle of steam, fossil fuels or motors. It’s beautifully sim...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 09:44 am
Shatriya Smith is attempting to walk the extra mile in support of Illinois’ 96th district Democratic state representative candidate Winston Taylor. There’s just one problem: both of S...
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 06:20 am
Keeping that new year’s resolution to get in shape can be next to impossible if you try to do it alone. But if you don’t mind a little cold weather, you can get some motivation and support...
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 03:09 am
In an election year, nothing is more important to a potential voter than getting to the root of the issues and understanding where a candidate stands on those issues.Susan Nightingale, president and c...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 05:20 am
Fax machines and VCRs might be so yesterday as the 21st century nears teenhood, but that doesn’t mean that such electronic junk belongs in the trash.Beginning this month, it is illegal to dump u...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 03:29 am
Mosquito abatement districts. Tuberculosis sanitarium districts.Not exactly stuff that sets civic hearts afire. But the Sangamon County Citizens’ Efficiency Commission is, nonetheless, examining...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 03:32 pm
Forty-thousand pounds. That’s about equal to the weight of 10 cars, two large elephants or about 210 grown men. It’s also the total weight of food given away to families in need by the Cen...


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