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Thursday, June 10, 2010 12:00 am

How much energy do state buildings use?

In an effort to adopt more comprehensive green energy standards, new legislation will evaluate the energy performance of state-owned buildings, Gov. Pat Quinn announced as he signed the bill into law
Thursday, June 3, 2010 12:00 am

United Way provides $1.7 million to human service programs

Local health and human service agencies will receive much-needed funding, as United Way of Central Illinois awards $1.7 million to 45 programs this year.The largest private funder of health and human
Thursday, May 27, 2010 12:00 am

Foundation opens $10,000 historic preservation fund

Springfield’s aging homes and office buildings have another pillar of support, as the Sangamon County Community Foundation announced the creation of a new historic preservation fund on May 21.Th
Thursday, May 27, 2010 12:00 am

Study shows many Illinoisans could have lost health insurance coverage

Without federal health care reform, almost 2.5 million Illinoisans would be at risk of losing their health insurance, a new report says. The report, released by the Campaign for Better Health Care, sa
Health & Fitness
Thursday, May 20, 2010 12:00 am

SIU researchers say exercise is the best medicine

Brent Bohlen, a retired state worker and current exercise enthusiast, is an unlikely person to be speaking to doctors at a high-level conference on Alzheimer’s disease held this month at Souther
Thursday, May 13, 2010 12:00 am

Mercury thermostats to require special disposal

Illinois environmentalists, manufacturers and lawmakers are turning up the heat in the fight against mercury pollution. The Mercury Thermostat Control Act, passed unanimously by the House and Senate,
Thursday, May 6, 2010 12:00 am

Lake Land College reduces carbon footprint

Lake Land College in Mattoon has reduced its energy costs by nearly $100,000 annually, as part of a campus-wide sustainability initiative. The 308-acre campus has experienced a 100 percent reduction i
Thursday, April 29, 2010 12:00 am

Springfield hears both sides of the GMO debate

Your favorite fruits and vegetables could be hazardous to your health, says Jeffrey Smith, executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology. Smith, a leading spokesperson on the health d
Thursday, April 22, 2010 12:00 am

Job Creation Task Force hears testimony on outdated laws

Illinois telecommunication laws need a rewrite, technology providers say. Outdated legislation means the state is losing jobs and business growth, members of the telecom community told the House’


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