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Thursday, April 15, 2010 12:00 am

Central Illinois Food Bank tackles hunger with healthier food

From floor to ceiling, the Central Illinois Food Bank’s 25,000-square-foot warehouse on the east side of Springfield is packed with donations, ranging from traditional items like juice boxes, ce
Thursday, April 8, 2010 12:00 am

Bioethics expert speaks at SIU medical school

Health care reform is barely two weeks old, and many Americans have yet to separate fact from fiction, says Dr. Harry R. Moody, director of academic affairs for the American Association of Retired Per
Thursday, April 8, 2010 12:00 am

Bill would ensure horseback riding rights on public lands

Horseback riding has long been a part of Illinois history, but the state’s equestrians want to ensure their right to ride the trails at state parks, nature preserves and recreation areas.Though
Thursday, April 1, 2010 12:00 am

Mt. Pulaski business installs turbine at local bank

The Farmers Bank of Mt. Pulaski sits on the town’s hilltop, approximately 700 feet above sea level, across from a courthouse where Abraham Lincoln practiced law as a member of the Illinois 8th J
Thursday, April 1, 2010 12:00 am

Lawn care companies may be required to go phosphorous-free this summer

Lawn care companies could be prohibited from using phosphorus in fertilizer as early as July 1, according to a bill that’s already passed the Illinois House.Phosphorus, a growth-stimulating nutr
Thursday, March 25, 2010 12:00 am

Bill would ban chemical from children’s products

Illinois environmentalists, public health organizations and child safety advocates are seeking to ban Bisphenol A (BPA), an industrial chemical used in making plastics, from reusable food and beverage
Thursday, March 18, 2010 12:00 am

Clinton attempts a comeback

Clinton Power Station is a silent sentry at the edge of a 5,000-acre man-made lake, six miles east of Clinton, and about 68 miles from Springfield. Its powder blue dome rises above silos, cornfields a


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