On Monday, Oct. 16, Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder announced the 2017-2037 Comprehensive Plan for the City of Springfield: Forging a New Legacy. The plan’s steering committee was compromised of city staff and citizen members, in partnership with the Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission. The proposed plan is currently available for review online at the City [...]
The following building and zoning permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Oct. 23, 2017 and Oct. 29, 2017: U.S. Bank has obtained a permit for commercial demolition at 3009 S. Dirksen Parkway. The permit covers the removal of a kiosk ATM building, removal of a concrete island, and lot repair with compacted [...]
On Tuesday, Oct. 24, HSHS St. John’s Hospital officials and Springfield Public School District 186 administrators, teachers and students gathered at Dubois Elementary School to celebrate the launch of Project Fit America. St. John’s Hospital has sponsored the Project Fit America Wellness Grant Initiative in area schools since 2013, when the program was introduced at [...]
According to the Capital Area REALTORS Multiple Listing Service, September statistics indicate a year-over-year increases in a variety of arenas, including closed sales, median sale price and days on market. The September statistics also show declines in new listings, pending sales, and the inventory of homes available for sale. In September 2017, the median home [...]
Despite the bankruptcy announcement made earlier this year by Stage Stores Inc., the parent company of national apparel and home décor retailer Gordmans, the Springfield Gordmans store, located at 3231 S. Veterans Parkway, will remain open to deal-seeking shoppers throughout the holiday season. Gordmans is known for selling high quality, brand-name products at discounted prices, [...]
Safe House Home Inspections is open for business. The locally owned and operated father-and-son team offers home inspections, termite inspections, septic inspections, radon testing, water quality tests and additional services to home buyers and sellers in the Springfield and central Illinois area. With two generations of experience inspecting homes and more than 5,000 home inspections [...]
The following building and zoning permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Oct. 16, 2017 and Oct. 22, 2017: Fred Wanless, LLC has obtained a permit for new construction to build the On Track Car Wash, located at 840 Stanford. The contractor is Quincy-based CSI Construction Management, and the project is valued at [...]
John Barber, right, pictured with his CrossFit Longevity coach and close friend, Mike Suhadolnik, left.
John Barber, 79, lost his courageous fight against cancer on October 18. He was an inspiration for many during his last few years of life, joining CrossFit and continuing to stay active as much as he could. His inspiration, though, was something witnessed by many throughout his career. He was also determined, determined to improve [...]
Kevin Seeley, new president and CEO of HSHS St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield.
On Wednesday, Aug. 18, HSHS St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield announced the appointment of Kevin G. Seely, PA, MBA-HA, MS-IHMP, as president and CEO. Seely is the replacement for past president and CEO Patti Fischer, who now serves as the chief operating officer at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. With more than 25 years of [...]
Grub N Out, a new food truck located at 1800 S. Dirksen Parkway.
Grub N Out and YUM-YUM HIBACHI ON WHEELS are two new food trucks with permanent locations on Springfield’s east side. The two trucks occupy space in the parking lot of The Hitting Center and Hope Thrift Store, located at 1800 S. Dirksen Parkway. Grub N Out’s proprietors are Dawn and Michael Whalen, and the phone [...]