Senate Republicans offer budget plan without new revenue

By Monica Stabile Illinois Republican senators called for an immediate state government spending cap and a 10 percent spending cut to all government agencies in a new state budget plan unveiled Tuesday. The plan comes after Republicans scuttled a “grand bargain” budget plan last month, to the frustration of Democrats in the chamber and Senate [...]

Women of Influence 2017 awardees announced

Security Bank announced today the awardees for the 2017 Women of Influence program. Women of Influence honors local women for their contributions to the community in and around Springfield. The 2017 awardees are: Dr. Susan J. Koch, chancellor of University of Illinois Springfield Molly Berendt, executive director of Compass for Kids Margaret "Boony" Luparell, owner [...]

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Klickna to retire as IEA president

By Patrick Yeagle When Cinda Klickna first started teaching in 1973, it was a yearly event for teachers to be pulled out of their classrooms in April, handed a pink slip and told to continue teaching until the end of the year. "We waited all summer to know whether we were going to be rehired," [...]

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Kuchar joins Springfield Reprographics with sale of All About Signs

By Patrick Yeagle Business printing firm Springfield Reprographics announced this week the purchase of All About Signs, another Springfield printing company. Jim Kuchar Steve Wakefield, owner of Springfield Reprographics, said his company's signage and graphics division is absorbing All About Signs and its owner, Jim Kuchar. "Jim’s 30-plus years of experience in the signage [...]

Springfield physician at SIU to lead national doctor’s group

By Patrick Yeagle A Springfield doctor was named last week to lead a nationwide group of internal medicine specialists. Dr. Susan Thompson Hingle. Photo courtesy of SIU Medicine. Dr. Susan Thompson Hingle, professor and internal medicine specialist at SIU School of Medicine in Springfield, was chosen as chair of the Board of Regents [...]

Pudenz named VP at H.D. Smith

By Patrick Yeagle Kyle Pudenz. Photo courtesy of H.D. Smith. Springfield pharmaceutical wholesaler H.D. Smith recently named Kyle Pudenz corporate vice president of supply chain management. Pudenz joined H.D. Smith in 2014 and most recently served there as senior director of purchasing. In his new role on H.D. Smith's executive leadership team, Pudenz [...]

Whalen Trucking buys Boesdorfer Trucking

By Patrick Yeagle Dennis Boesdorfer says trucking is all he's ever known. His father, Roland Boesdorfer, started Boesdorfer Trucking Inc. in Pleasant Plains in 1955, and Dennis Boesdorfer has been running the company with his wife, Monica, since the 1970s - almost as long as they've been married.  Now, he says it's time to step [...]

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