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Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:00 am

Danville’s underground forest reveals the ancient past

 A warm, moist breeze blows through the swampy forest at what is now Danville, Illinois. An eight-foot-long millipede scurries by. Nearby, a dragonfly with a foot-wide wingspan zips through the 1
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:00 am

SIU study testing experimental Alzheimer’s drug

 More than 100 years after it was first medically recognized, Alzheimer’s disease still has no cure. It’s not even clear what causes the debilitating and fatal condition, but Alzheimer’s vi
Fall Guide
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 12:00 am

A season of robust theater in central Illinois

 A good actor isn’t afraid to be emotionally naked in front of an audience. From the silver screen to Broadway, talented thespians figuratively bare themselves to the public. But how much more
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 12:00 am
 More than 622,000 previously uninsured people in Illinois now have health coverage, thanks to the federal reforms known as “Obamacare.” That accounts for about 51 percent of the estimated 1.
Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 12:00 am
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Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:00 am

Police say they’re trying to make the city safer. But black drivers feel targeted.

 Just before midnight on Nov. 4, Samuel Johnson of Springfield was returning home from Bloomington when he saw a police cruiser in the median along Interstate 55. He hadn’t been drinking or usi
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:00 am

Program ready to be implemented

 Medical marijuana has cleared a major hurdle to implementation in Illinois, with a panel of state lawmakers approving regulations for the pilot program. Now all that remains is licensing the gro
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:00 am

Computer tampering case resolved, but questions remain about public grants

 Computer tampering charges have been dropped against a defendant in a bizarre court case involving supposed computer hacking at a defunct Illinois nonprofit. Still, millions of dollars in state


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