Bill would give tax credit for keeping jobs in Illinois

By Monica Stabile Legislation in the Illinois Statehouse would offer tax credits for employers to create and retain jobs in Illinois. Sen. Chuck Weaver, R-Peoria, sponsors Senate Bill 1766, The Business and Employment Development Tax Credit Act, which would grant businesses an income tax credit with the goal of expanding business and employment opportunities. To [...]

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Stelk named executive director of Illinois Stewardship Alliance

By Patrick Yeagle The Illinois Stewardship Alliance board of directors has chosen Liz Moran Stelk as the group's new executive director. Stelk previously served as regional organizer with the Western Organization of Resource Councils in Montana, which involved working with farmers and ranchers across seven states to address food and agricultural policy issues. “Liz’s unbridled [...]

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City removes trees on Monroe by Lincoln Square Apartments due to worms

By Patrick Yeagle The City of Springfield Office of Public Works removed trees along Monroe Street next to Lincoln Square Apartments today. The trees were damaged from parasitic webworms and will be replaced, according to city arborist Jeffrey Reim. Eight honey locust trees were cut down by city workers due to the worm infestation and [...]

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One-day vintage market event planned downtown

By Patrick Yeagle For Chelsea Ewald and Rebekah Lindvall of Springfield, antiques represent adventure. "We absolutely love antiques," Lindvall said, "and the hunt to find them is half the fun." The two friends regularly drive out of town hunting for vintage items, but they're bringing their excitement home in June with Lavender & Laine, a [...]

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Loukinen’s restaurant slated for fall opening near Executive Mansion

By Patrick Yeagle A new restaurant is slated to open this fall across Fourth Street from the Illinois Executive Mansion. Keith and Laurie Loukinen plan to open Loukinen's on 4th at 517 S. Fourth St. later this year. They describe the restaurant as "casual upscale" dining made with local, seasonal ingredients. “Our vision for Loukinens’ [...]

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Lake Springfield Marina sold to longtime managers

By Patrick Yeagle When Bob Gordon moved to Springfield in 1979, he realized there was something missing on Lake Springfield: a public marina. Gordon would later open Lake Springfield Marina in 1991, and now he’s turning over the helm to the next generation. Scott Tucker and Joe Prola have purchased the business after working as [...]

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Hite joins ZG Worldwide

Ellen Hite. Photo courtesy of ZG Worldwide Consultants. Ellen Hite has joined ZG Worldwide Consultants in Springfield as an executive coach and management consultant. Hite specializes in developing leadership through "neuro-management," a technique which challenges thought patterns with the goal of improving communication and creativity. "Sometimes, the belief systems we’ve established need to [...]

Stevenson to leave WTAX

By Patrick Yeagle Will Stevenson is leaving his role as news director and brand manager for Springfield radio station WTAX this month. A native of Kewanee, Stevenson says he is going "home" to WGIL in Galesburg. Stevenson started at WTAX, which is part of Capitol Radio Group, as a reporter in March 2015 and was [...]

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