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Thursday, July 26, 2018 12:05 am
State Sen. Sam McCann, R/CP/AFL-CIO/?-Plainview, caused quite a stir this week by announcing that he’s sponsoring legislation that would yank $180 million in state road funds that’s slated to help...
Thursday, July 19, 2018 12:06 am
SIU Medical School residents and students will participate in the seventh annual Emergency Medical Services Day. Weather permitting, a helicopter crew will land and simulate a flight, discussing the s...
Thursday, July 19, 2018 12:05 am
At the invitation of the National Council of Churches in Korea, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., will deliver the opening prayer at a national vigil for peace next week at the Korean demilitarized zone (DM...
Thursday, July 12, 2018 12:06 am
The Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John’s Hospital will open a new cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU) July 16. The new space will be dedicated to helping cardiac patients recover after...
Thursday, July 12, 2018 12:05 am
When last we checked, folks conducting a series of polls about the best and biggest as part of observances of Illinois’ bicentennial had decreed that the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Mus...
Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:06 am
The Engle Farm in Roodhouse will be the site of two Hummingbird Festivals, scheduled for Thursday, July 12 and Sunday, Aug. 12. Despite this having been a disappointing year for area hummingbird enthu...
Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:05 am
Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs recently announced Hayden Schumer of Chatham as the winner of the bicentennial coin contest. The design was one of five finalists voted on by the public. The...
Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:06 am
A digital reproduction of Alexander Hesler’s famous Abraham Lincoln portrait was unveiled in the first floor lobby of the Sangamon County Courthouse this week. Of the original portrait, taken on Jun...
Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:05 am
Got a discharge? Need a job? The American Legion might be able to help. As part of the American Legion Department of Illinois’ 100th annual convention at the Bank of Springfield Center next month, t...
Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:06 am
After a two-year wait, Springfield resident and inventor Sean Denny has received the patent for a new device called the grout bag (a catchier name is likely forthcoming when it goes to market). “I h...


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