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3 Common Diabetes Myths Debunked

(StatePoint) While a lot of people think they have a handle on diabetes, this serious disease is actually rather complex. Here are three common diabetes myths -- debunked, with the help of Nutrisystem Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs) and Courtney...


Word on the Street

Recount for Sheriff Defeated former Sheriff Mark Curran requested an official recount contesting his loss to Sheriff John Idleburg who won by 137 votes. According to sources involved in the recount, 25% of the precincts were recounted only to increas...


Tips to Keep Kids' Minds and Bodies Active

(StatePoint) If you're like many parents, you want to ensure that your little ones' playtime gives them a chance to exercise both body and mind. Here are some fun ways to incorporate both into the equation. • Outdoor fun: Outdoor fun can be had...


How Much Will This Season Cost Holiday Shoppers?

(StatePoint) According to one quirky and fun annual economic indicator, the cost of holiday shopping is on the rise this year, at least according to the song “The 12 Days of Christmas.” To purchase all the gifts mentioned in the classic holiday...


Quotes For The Week

“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead Walk beside me… just be my friend” -Albert Camus “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.... Full story


Can You Inherit Gastrointestinal Cancer?

Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer refers to the group of cancers that involves the organs in our digestive system. GI cancers are the third most common cancer affecting men and women in the U.S. In most cases, GI cancer develops by chance or is related...


Soaring on Broken WINGS

A man had a dream one night. In the dream he stood before the throne of God in heaven. The man crossed his arms on his chest and spoke to God. “God”, he said, “I feel like giving up. Sometimes being a Christian is just too hard, and I don’t...


Soaring on Broken WINGS

Preserverance A man had a dream one night. In the dream he stood before the throne of God in heaven. The man crossed his arms on his chest and spoke to God. “God”, he said, “I feel like giving up. Sometimes being a Christian is just too hard,... Full story


All In A Days Work

It was my first night caring for an elderly patient. When he grew sleepy, I wheeled his chair as close to the bed as possible and, using the techniques I’d learned in school, grasped him in a bear hug to lift him onto the bed. But I couldn’t...


JB Pritzker: The Richer Kid Wins!

Billionaire Democratic Kid J.B. Pritzker blasted the first-term Republican governor so badly, that Kid Bruce Rauner tossed in the white towel less than an hour after the polls closed. And you could see in his face and hear in his voice, one rich spoi...


Parents Store Medicine Properly

Parents: Store Medicine Properly to Avoid ‘Candy Confusion’ (StatePoint) The Up and Away campaign, in partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is reminding parents and caregivers of young children to be extra vi... Full story


Quotes of the Week

"Don't walk in front of me... I may not follow Don't walk behind me... I may not lead Walk beside me... just be my friend" -Albert Camus "A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you." -Elbert Hubbard... Full story


Road Rage

Varoom!!!! The car sped past me leaving a sonic boom in its wake. I was in the slow lane going about 60 mph and I admit that I was fidgeting with my window mounted phone trying to adjust my Pandora station. I could have been driving erratically, but... Full story


Enough is Really Enough

Illinoisans have finally secured a balanced budget from the governor and the state legislators, but the long-awaited so-called accomplishment has destroyed families, much-needed community social programs and created such a maligned division between...


Quotes of the Weed

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” - Walt Disney “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” -Robert H. Schuller “There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life...


3 Tips to Raise a Drug-Free Child

(StatePoint) By the time teens graduate from high school, about 45 percent will have tried marijuana, according the National Institute on Drug Abuse. And while marijuana is one of the most used substances among teenagers, it is not the only one of... Full story


Prediabetes and High Blood Pressure Can be Managed: What to Know

(StatePoint) Even as chronic diseases like prediabetes and high blood pressure touch more and more Americans, physicians are urging patients to keep in mind that early detection is key, and that... Full story


Healthy Back to School and After School Tips

By Siddiqu So it’s back to school time but a parents job is never done, you still have to feed these little monsters. Snacks are a must for growing children. They provide fuel and energy for a child to make it through their day. The problem as pare... Full story


Soaring On Broken Wings

Singing in a Strange Place Have you ever had to sing when you wanted to cry? On the outside you were smiling, but on the inside you were dying from a strange place of sadness or disappointment or even some dreaded fear. Strange places can be situatio... Full story

 By Arthur Bass    Opinion    August 17, 2018

Word on the Street

Who will you vote for in the upcoming election for Governor of Illinois and why? Beverly Mull I'm going to be voting for J.B. Pritzker and the reason why is because J.B. is doing things for social... Full story


6 Ways to Prepare for a New School Year

(StatePoint) Want to ensure the transition from summer to school goes smoothly for your family? Check out these six tips. 1. Make a smooth transition. Been sleeping in all summer? Now's the time to... Full story


How to Get Better Care from Your Doctor

(StatePoint) Have you ever wanted to ask your doctor a question but didn’t because you felt uncomfortable? Experts say that an impersonal relationship with your doctor could be preventing you from receiving the best care possible. “Your doctors s... Full story


Quotes For The Week

"Life is like a mirror. Smile at it and it smiles back at you." — Peace Pilgrim "Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." — Will Rogers "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared... Full story


Soaring on Broken WINGS

Soaring on Broken WINGS Michelle Obleton Have you heard of the determination and tenacity known in the legendary wolverine? This fierce animal will fight any opponent, regardless of size or strength.... Full story


Schneider Statement on Supreme Court Nomination

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10), released the below statement following President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court: “The next Supreme Court Justice will help shape our... Full story


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