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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 [...]

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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 [...]

Building permit roundup – Aug. 16, 2017

The City of Springfield recently issued the following permits: Capitol Reuse Center LLC obtained a permit for non-structural demolition at 815 N. 11th St. Mark Iversen is the contractor. The project is valued at $3,000. The City of Springfield obtained a permit for remodeling, tuck pointing and sealant work at 800 E. Monroe. The project [...]

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 [...]

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