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Oak Ridge Cemetery seeks new tourism signage – Zoning board roundup

The Springfield Planning and Zoning Commission is slated to consider a zoning reclassification for 101 W. North Grand Ave. to allow for new signage directing visitors to Oak Ridge Cemetery. The request by Cooney Clan LLC and Oak Ridge Cemetery Foundation would allow new signage directing people to the cemetery, Lincoln's Tomb and the African [...]

City demolishes former Ridgely village hall after legal battle – Building permit roundup

By Patrick Yeagle Ponics Project owner Jeremy Mann, shown here at his building in 2016, had hoped to establish a hydroponic garden and community center at 1901 Elizabeth St. Photo by Patrick Yeagle. The City of Springfield this week began demolishing a north-end building constructed in 1885. A demolition permit was issued this [...]

Building permit roundup – Aug. 2, 2017

By Patrick Yeagle The City of Springfield Building and Zoning department has approved the following building permits: Cell phone carriers Verizon and AT&T obtained permits for a cell tower "collocation" at 2723 W. Monroe St. The work on the $98,000 project is being done by Effective Electric, Inc. and Communication Builders, Inc. Meanwhile, cell phone [...]

Jan-Pro targets medical field in Springfield expansion

By Patrick Yeagle A commercial cleaning service with franchises around the globe is planning an expansion to Springfield. Jan-Pro Cleaning Systems, based in Georgia, expects to establish a location here and is seeking franchise candidates. The company serves a variety of industries, including medical, retail, fitness and real estate. Scott Thompson,  chief development officer for Jan-Pro, [...]

Instacart launches in Springfield as retail delivery grows

By Patrick Yeagle Delivery of groceries and other retail products is growing in Springfield, with San Francisco company Instacart the latest to launch delivery service here. Geared toward convenience, the nationwide trend is attracting both retailers and consumers. David Osborne, general manager of Instacart in Springfield, says the company started about five years ago when [...]

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