Cinnamon might help with diabetes

Background –  Over the past 10 years over 100 medical articles on cinnamon and diabetes have been published.  Partly because of these articles cinnamon is sold with labeling stating that it “Helps Maintain Healthy Blood Sugar Levels Already in the…

Marine Suicide in Downstate Illinois

By Burton Rabbe In the small towns, in the country, it is either marriage or war that we honor.   The chickory here are sky blue. Paler than dress blue. Paler than gun blue. Paler than the bluebirds.   The…

Music and Theater Roundup for October 2014

MUSIC/RoundUp Oct.5: Jim Breuer & Rich Aronovitch. 7 pm Limelight Eventple Oct.7: Carlos Santana, “The Corazon Tour.” Peoria Civic Center arena. Oct. 9: Don Williams. 7:30 pm Peoria Civic Center Theater. Oct.11: The Schwag, with Jaik Willis and The Sites.…

Neighborhood notes for October 2014

Peoria & neighborhoods at regional conference Peoria neighborhood leaders, City staff, and Peoria’s resident police officers attended Regional Neighborhood Network Conference, Richmond, Ind., Sept. 11-13. The purpose of the conference is to inform, educate, inspire residents to use what they…

America’s health lags behind comparable nations

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Everyday people might understandably fear West Nile Virus or Ebola, but a new report in the Annual Review of Public Health journal says it may be smarter to fret about policymakers’ decisions and wasteful health-care spending – which haven’t meant…

Community Word purchased by local group

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For only the fifth time since 1977, Community Word is changing ownership. The newspaper started in 1977 as the West Bluff Word, and it survived through four owners and turmoil in the newspaper industry. Its roots are in the Peoria…

It’s time for Lathan to go

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It’s my personal opinion that no District 150 superintendent in Peoria’s long and historic history has ever caused more anger, chaos, and animosity than Grenita Lathan. No district school superintendent has lost more school court decisions. No superintendent has moved more principals…

Propaganda, not facts drives the GOP

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  The mere accumulation of facts doesn’t always lead to good conclusions, judgment or wisdom. Too many of us, progressive and conservative alike, can fall victim to extrapolation or correlation. An example of extrapolation is extending some inference based on…

Roundup-ready weeds: Brought to you by Monsanto

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by Herman Brockman The big ag pesticide/transgenic crop companies have undying faith in the “solve a problem created by our technology with yet more of our technology” principle. An example in the news of late (see, e.g. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/decision-could-boost-use-popular-weed-killer) is Dow…