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Natural Diabetes Cure on the Internet?  Eight Questions to Ask A pill that cures diabetes would be wonderful. An Internet search for natural diabetes cures found 38 different items that were promoted including: corn silk, fenugreek, ginseng and mango leaves.…

Exclusive PARK DISTRICT ENDS MARKETING The marketing department and all of its employees at the Peoria Park District are gone. It was done with one swipe of the management dismissal brush. That includes the head of the department, we’re told,…

Nutty nattering about a “War on Christmas” should emerge anytime, the argument that everyday greetings such as “Happy holidays!” somehow diminish Christmas (implying it’s acceptable to ignore December’s holidays of Hanukkah (Judaism), Mawlid (Islam), Omisoka (Japanese New Year’s Eve), Kwanzaa…

Meetings of local governments tend to be less than exciting affairs. I have frequented a few in my years, and I remember when I used to be one of the youngest ones in the audience. Now, I’m one of the…

Every late October we bring two very large hibiscus plants inside for the winter.  This year we delayed the process a few weeks thanks to extended warm weather.  Eventually frost is predicted and moving inside necessary to keep plants alive. …

Enjoy West Peoria Breakfast with Santa 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Franciscan Recreation Complex. Breakfast includes donuts, pastries, waffles, hot chocolate and coffee. Children can have their picture taken with Santa and help decorate the Christmas…

Understanding the Complexities of Race and Politics: Did the Tenure of an African-American President Hurt Race Relations In America? We have arrived! In 2008, my grandmother was ecstatic to be a part of history. An African-American man not only ran…

Corn Stock revived the 1953 play “Tea and Sympathy” by Robert Anderson (I Never Sang For My Father) in November as part of its Winter Playhouse season. It was well directed by Rebekah Bourland. The 63- year-old play has not…

Arts Beat

MUSIC Dec. 1: GONN, with Super 88 and Sin Thetic. 7 p.m. Limelight Eventplex. 693-1234. Dec. 1: Collegium Musicum. 7:30 p.m. BU’s Dingeldine Music Center. 677-2595. Dec. 2: The Brazilionaires. Live at the Five Spot, 5:30 p.m. Contemporary Art Center.…