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Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:10 am

H.D. Smith under fire for opioid sales

 H.D. Smith is a titan in the drug industry.Founded in 1954 on the outskirts of downtown Springfield, the drug wholesaler has grown to become the nation’s fourth largest distributor of prescrip...
Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:08 am

Benedictine has plans to take care of its students

 The Springfield campus of Benedictine University will be sold and all local classes will be taught at other community sites after the conclusion of the 2018 spring semester, according to an anno...
Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:06 am
Mayors across Illinois are calling on the General Assembly to pass a resolution that would put a referendum on the November 2018 ballot to grant home rule status to 169 of the state’s 1,298 municipa...
Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:05 am
Historian Jeffrey Engel will discuss the legacy of President George H. W. Bush, particularly in relation to his handling of the end of the Cold War, during a speaking engagement at the Abraham Lincoln...
Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:04 am
 I don’t think that great comedy teams are consciously made; they’re stumbled upon. Case in point, take a look at Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams in John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein...
Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:02 am
Leave old February behind as we march into March with plenty of live music for the lamb or lion in you. This weekend blues rules at Third Base Sports Bar with two remarkable shows featuring nationally...
Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:02 am
 Jim Scott has added much to our human consciousness in terms of song and substance, very possibly influencing your life without you knowing it. From his work as guitarist with the Paul Winter Co...
Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:01 am

Bringing literary opportunities to area high school students

 Wynton Gage, a senior at Southeast High School, has a deep voice made for TV or radio. At the recent Regional Poetry Out Loud contest he commanded the stage during his memorized recita...
Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:01 am
CHANGE-OF-HEART POEM I am now a prexy rooter – he’ll jump inside and SHOOT THE SHOOTER!!! ©2018 Jacqueline Jackson...


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