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Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 12:00 am
Sterilization is a sensitive issue for people with disabilities, says Marsha Koelliker, public policy director for Equip for Equality, a statewide protection and advocacy organization.Adults with disa
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 12:00 am

Historic site takes shape, hosts first major event

They’ve vanquished weeds and brush, separated worthy antiques from junk and have begun restoring aged, but sound, buildings. This weekend the Pleasant Plains Historical Society will show off its
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 12:00 am

SIU psycho-oncology program treats emotional stress

Cancer care isn’t only about treating physical symptoms — it’s also about helping patients handle the emotional distress that accompanies their illness, says Dr. Rhonda Johnson...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009 12:00 am

Organizations dispute how to measure career program’s success

When Curtis Penfold was a sophomore at Auburn High School, he picked performing arts as his primary interest on a career interest survey — not for a class, but for the Boy Scouts’ Venturin
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009 12:00 am

Officials trying to find more money to finish the year

At least 267,000 Illinois college students will receive little to no state financial aid this year, according to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.Executive director Andy Davis says that appl
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009 12:00 am
The Illinois State Fair began in 1853 as a salute to agriculture.The founders of the newly-created Illinois State Agricultural Society wanted to give farmers an arena to discuss and advance their prof
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009 12:00 am

Increases expected to raise $119 million from beer, wine and spirits

When MacArthur Frazier, the owner of Mac’s Lounge, 1231 E. Cook St., first heard last week about the state’s new tax increase on beer, wine and hard alcohol — included as


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