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Springfield Clock Shop moving downtown as Mekong Cafe plans ‘big changes’

By Patrick Yeagle A longtime Springfield clock retailer is moving downtown, clearing the way for changes at a neighboring restaurant. Springfield Clock Shop, formerly located at the intersection of South Grand Avenue and Second Street, is moving downtown to 629 E. Washington Ave. Ben McCormick, an employee at Springfield Clock Shop and brother of owner [...]

More than half of business travelers used Springfield airport last year, Chamber survey says

By Patrick Yeagle A survey of business travelers in Springfield shows more than half used the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport last year. Commissioned by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, the survey found that nearly 77 percent rated their experience at the Springfield airport better than average. The results come after the airport reported that [...]

New Businesses Listings – April 2017

Capital City Home Improvement LLC 7460 Rolling Oaks Drive, Riverton 414-2304 Owner: Shannon C. Hessler   House of Bouncers 8150 Cascade Rd., Rochester 306-3561 Owner: Zac Geist, Aaron Geist   KLC Turf Pro 5438 Forrest Lane, Sherman 299-7727 Owner: Pamela Kent Rainbow Massage Spa 348 Williams Lane, Chatham 481-6769 Owner: Miaomiao Liu   Just the [...]

By |April 10th, 2017|Categories: Secondary Feature|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |April 5th, 2017|Categories: Events, News|1 Comment

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," [...]

By |April 5th, 2017|Categories: News, People on the Move|2 Comments

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 [...]

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