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Steady undergraduate enrollment at UIS while online majors grow

  Despite challenges such as the uncertainty of the state budget and visa status concerns among international students, University of Illinois at Springfield’s 2017 fall census illustrates that 2017’s undergraduate enrollment at the University of Illinois Springfield is similar to that of the year before. According to UIS’s fall 2017 census, 2,932 students are enrolled [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Serious Lip Balm picked up by Bon-Ton stores

Serious Lip Balm, an all natural, locally made lip balm produced in Jacksonville, has been picked up by The Bon-Ton Stores Inc.’s “Close to Home” initiative for the 2017 holiday season. Bon-Ton’s “Close to Home” initiative is designed to help locally owned and operated companies expand product sales within their region. This will mark the [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

ALPLM a top three Illinois attraction, according to USA Today

Voters in USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice Travel Award Contest have selected Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum as a top attraction in Illinois. The museum, which voters on USA Today’s 10Best.com ranked as the number three attraction in Illinois, is the top Illinois attraction outside of the Chicago area. Since the Abraham [...]

By |September 13th, 2017|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Chamber releases economic impact study on proposed EmberClear plant

By Patrick Yeagle The site of the proposed Lincoln Land Energy Center, 12 miles southeast of Springfield. Image via EmberClear presentation to Springfield City Council. A proposed natural gas plant near Pawnee would bring needed development to Sangamon County, according to an economic impact study released this week by the Greater Springfield Chamber [...]

By |August 30th, 2017|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Rauner vetoes creation of state-run workers’ comp insurer

By Patrick Yeagle Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday vetoed earlier this month a bill which would have created a state-run insurance provider for workers' compensation. The veto comes amid debate over whether private insurers bilk employers through allegedly outsize premiums. In 2011, Illinois adopted several changes to its workers' compensation system, including lowering reimbursement for [...]

By |August 30th, 2017|Categories: Business News, Government, News|0 Comments

Former Goodwill building to house different nonprofit – Building permit roundup

By Patrick Yeagle The former Goodwill building at 815 N. 11th St. is undergoing renovation to house Capitol Reuse Center Inc. The former Goodwill building on North 11th Street in Springfield is slated to become the new headquarters for a different nonprofit. Capitol Reuse Center Inc. purchased the building at 815 N. 11th [...]

Springfield ranked second best for tech workers

Springfield was recently ranked second in the nation among best cities for tech workers. Financial data company Smart Asset analyzed a handful of factors to reach a conclusion in its fourth annual Best American Cities to Work in Tech study, ranking Springfield behind Columbus, Ohio. The study looked at unemployment rates for workers with bachelor's degrees, [...]

By |August 16th, 2017|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments
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