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Researchers found that exposure to 30 minutes of morning light can improve your Body Mass Index. (Getty Images)

Study: Exposure To Morning Sunlight Can Help You Lose Weight

Researchers found that 20-30 minutes of morning light can improve your Body Mass Index.


CHICAGO IL - January 28: Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter speaks at a press conference. Citing the NCAA's abdication of responsibility to protect athletes from injury the College Athletes Association (CAPA) announced the creation of the new labor organization to represent college football and basketball players on January 28 2014 at  The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Backers of College Athlete Unions Laud Ruling

Backers of an effort to unionize Northwestern University football players are praising a federal agency’s landmark ruling.


A participant holds a rainbow flag during the gay and lesbian pride parade. (Photo by AFP/Getty/PEDRO ARMESTRE)

Study: Homosexuality Not Entirely Determined By Genes

A study conducted by researchers at Northwestern University suggests that genetics only partially play a role in whether or not a person is a homosexual.


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Illinois Bill Would Outlaw Mandatory Life Sentences For Teens

“The Supreme Court has made clear that children are not the same as adults (and) that these differences must be considered when holding them accountable.”


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FBI Hopes Reward Cracks Illinois Student’s Unsolved 1992 Slaying

After her car breaks down along an Illinois freeway, Tammy Zywicki was snatched up, sexually attacked and repeatedly stabbed.


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Illinois Universities Get $2.8M for Nuclear Study

The money will help train future leaders in the nuclear industry.



Who’s Tracking Tax Breaks?

The Pew Center on the States found that no state regularly takes a hard look at the effectiveness of all of its tax breaks.



One Missourian, Two Illinoisans Among Rhodes Scholars

Kelsey Murrell, of Kearney, Mo., heard Saturday night that she’s among the 32 American students chosen as Rhodes Scholars to attend Oxford University next fall.



Study: Wrongful Convictions Have Cost Illinois Taxpayers $214M

Groups predict the cost of wrongful convictions will rise because 16 civil lawsuits filed by exonerated individuals still need to be settled or go to trial.



Northwestern to Give Honorary Degree to Colbert

It’s the truthiness.



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