Springfield children’s hospital stages voting for new mascot

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Two incumbent kangaroos are among finalists for the mascot for HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital. WAND-TV reports that C.J. and her pouched baby Joey have been the mascots for 11 years. They survived a primary election in which votes were cast by HSHS system employees, board members and patients. Now C.J. and Joey will face Dr. Felix and Felicia Fox. Voters may cast ballots by visiting the hospital’s website.