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Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 12:10 am

Area authors showcase books for winter

 The holiday season is upon us, a time when people are seeking the perfect presents. Books can be just that and, as everyone knows by now, buying local is better. On Saturday, Nov. 24, eleven loc...
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 12:08 am

Illicit sex reports increase at women’s lockup

 Most allegations are never proven, but accusations of sex between inmates and staff keep coming at Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln, the state’s largest women’s prison.Sex between inmate...
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 12:07 am
The second annual Best Of Springfield party, presented by Head West Sub Stop, was double the fun, with twice as many food and drink samplings and attendees as the first year. On Thursday, Oct. 25, hun...
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 12:06 am

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death. What can we do?

 Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, designed to focus attention on the impact of diabetes on millions of Americans...
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 12:10 am

Project Censored’s top 10 censored stories

 Fake news is not a new thing. With the return of its annual list of censored stories Project Censored’s vivid cover art recalls H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds. The situation today may feel as...
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 12:06 am

It’s not weed anymore

 It’s only been legal since Aug. 26, but there are already farmers throughout the state who want to start growing Illinois’ latest cash crop.The Illinois Industrial Hemp Act was signed into l...
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 12:09 am

Walk through the cemetery, listen to the dead

Where are Elmer, Herman, Bert, Tom, and CharleyAll, all are sleeping on the hillOne passed in a fever,One was burned in a mine,One was killed in a brawl,One died in a jail,One fell from a bridge, toil...
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 12:13 am

A pro-union Republican challenges a pro-gun Democrat

Organized labor will have a friend in the State Capitol no matter who wins the 96th District state representative race on Nov. 6.Democratic incumbent Sue Scherer of Decatur was a longtime union member...
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 12:12 am

Open house at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel

 You’ve likely driven by the Sacred Heart Convent Chapel many times without realizing you are passing by an architectural gem filled with spectacular stained glass. The Sacred Heart Convent, on...
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 12:11 am
 As a freelance writer, I enjoy writing about an eclectic range of topics – health and fitness, nutrition, museums, travel, advocacy, government, local businesses, community leaders, wedding pl...

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