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Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:00 am

It’s buffalo gnat season

Buffalo gnats are back. This time of year in central Illinois, many people are experiencing large red welts around their face and neck as a result of bites from these insects. Commonly called buffalo
Capital City Parent
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:00 am

How industrial food is causing an epidemic of chronic illness, and what parents (and doctors) can do about it

 Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”  –Hippocrates“Pill for ill” medicine is how pediatrician Dr. Michelle Perro describes most of the training that occurs in medica
Feature
Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:00 am

Meet ultramarathoner Joe Miller

“It was sooooo much fun. I met so many amazing, grit-filled and passionate people.” Most of us can’t imagine that reaction to running more than 24 hours to cover 100 miles, with the temperature
Home & Garden
Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:00 am

As friends of the planet, Springfield Rotarians plant hundreds of trees

New trees are taking root at Lincoln Memorial Garden, Rotary Park and Centennial Park, thanks to a collaborative project among the five Springfield Rotary clubs. Rotarians purchased and helped plant 1
Feature
Friday, March 30, 2018 12:00 am

Women’s Power Lunch Against Cancer supports research at the Simmons Cancer Institute

 The annual Women’s Power Lunch Against Cancer inspires and educates, while raising funds for cancer research at Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at SIU Medicine. The 9th annual Women’s Power L
Feature
Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:00 am

BLH Computers of Springfield does nationwide business in electronics recycling

 From the outside, BLH Computers, Inc. looks like a small nondescript storefront business, located in a strip mall on Stevenson Drive in Springfield. If you’ve ever needed to dispose of an outd
Feature
Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:00 am

Landfill ban, recycling and “right to repair”

 Electronic waste, commonly called e-waste, is a huge issue worldwide. In 2016, 44.7 million metric tones (49.3 million U.S. tons) of e-waste were generated worldwide and only 20 percent was recy
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Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:00 am

Not just a hangout, the new UIS Student Union hopes to bring a community together

 “The coolest thing is that so many students participated in big and small ways,” says John Tienken, a former University of Illinois Springfield student trustee who is now a law student at th

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