Steve Eighinger has been a general assignment reporter and columnist at The Herald-Whig since 1998, covering a wide range of topics from dirt-track racing to religion to reality television. He's also the newspaper's unofficial food critic and an avid fan of "The" Ohio State University, the Big Ten Conference (except Michigan) and the Cleveland Indians. Before moving to Quincy, Steve was a sports writer, editor and columnist in Ohio. He worked at the News Journal in Mansfield, Ohio, and Times-Gazette in Ashland, Ohio, for more than 20 years. Steve is a diehard fantasy athlete and has been in the same fantasy baseball league(s) since 1984. He also loves sports research and is always working on some sort of high school, college, racing or pro baseball/football project from the comfort of his mancave at home. Steve also is a member of two softball halls of fame.
The Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri continues to support nonprofits impacted by -- and on the frontlines of -- the crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Since the outbreak of the pandemic, we have foregone our longstanding "Morons of the Month" feature, instead focusing on positive contributions in battling COVID-19.
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The Rev. Leo Enlow hopes the agreement is the first step of more to come. Earlier this week, the Catholic Church of Illinois and Gov. J.B. Pritzker reached a consensus to permit a reopening of the churches — in phases.