City asks for new proposals for North Mansion Block

By Patrick Yeagle The City of Springfield is asking for another round of proposals for the North Mansion Block in downtown Springfield, following the demolition of the historic YWCA building and a developer backing out of proposed housing on the block. The block has long been a source of controversy downtown, with multiple attempts to [...]

Chamber conducting Economic Outlook Survey

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce is conducting its biannual Sangamon County Economic Outlook Survey with help from the Survey Research Office at the University of Illinois Springfield. Matthew Case, interim director of the Survey Research Office, says the poll gives decision makers a snapshot of business leaders' perceptions about the economy. "It tells them [...]

Cusumano to have expanded role at HSHS

By Patrick Yeagle Erica Cusumano owes her life to the neonatal intensive care unit at HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital in Springfield, so working for Hospital Sisters Health System was a natural fit. Now, Cusumano is taking on a new role for the regional health provider with a promotion to communications manager for HSHS' Central [...]

Housing homeless vets

By Patrick Yeagle It pains Chris Schaller to see those he considers his brothers living on the street or in homeless shelters, and he wants to do something about it. "They've been failed by the system," he said. Schaller, who served as an engineer in the U.S. Army Reserve in Iraq during 2003 and 2004, [...]

Daisy Jane’s to hold grand opening downtown

By Patrick Yeagle A new gift shop featuring original art is holding its grand opening this month. Daisy Jane's is set to officially open on March 28 at 424 E. Monroe St. The shop carries art from local and international artists. Julia Johnson, owner of Daisy Jane's, says the shop was open for a few [...]

Island Bay Yacht Club hires Bo Oliver as executive chef

By Patrick Yeagle Island Bay Yacht Club has a new executive chef in James "Bo" Oliver. A Springfield native, Oliver previously served as a sous chef at Illini Country Club and received his training from the Culinary Institute of America, located in Hyde Park, New York. The club announced Oliver as its new chef on [...]

CWLP debuts new website for better account management

By Patrick Yeagle Springfield City Water, Light and Power debuted a new website design this week, offering better security, a more user-friendly interface and cost savings for the utility. CWLP previously used an outside vendor to provide account management through its website, says spokesperson Amber Sabin. The new design integrates the formerly separate account management [...]

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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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