New GM at White Oaks as mall adds new stores

White Oaks Mall in Springfield has a new general manager, and the mall is adding new stores. Clay Emerich takes over this month as general manager at White Oaks, as former general manager Nick Strause moves to another Simon Property Group mall in Indiana. The mall is also adding a handful of stores and relocating [...]

By |July 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rezoning, annexation sought for proposed assisted living facility, new homes – Zoning roundup

A proposed facility providing assisted living on Old Jacksonville Road in Springfield would be bordered by new homes, according to a zoning and annexation request filed with the city. The Springfield Planning and Zoning Commission will meet July 19 to consider a handful of zoning requests, including one which would clear the way for the [...]

By |July 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pleasant Park Apartments poised for approval

Draft plans for Pleasant Park Apartments The Springfield City Council is poised to approve a large scale development known as Pleasant Park Apartments. The apartments would be located at 4700 Ash Grove Drive and would include 17 apartment buildings with 12 units each. Springfield developer Corky Joyner is spearheading the project. Joyner is [...]

By |July 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Marine veteran opens self-defense course

By Debby Hernandez Instructor Thomas Altevogt (R) demonstrates how to deal with a knife attack with student Jessie Withers. | Photo by Debby Hernandez After retiring from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2010, Thomas Altevogt decided to instruct Commando Krav Maga, an Israeli combat system. Now, he teaches the martial art in Springfield. [...]

By |July 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Springfield Chamber earns five-star accreditation

Chris Hembrough, president and CEO of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, accepts an accreditation plaque from representatives of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. By Patrick Yeagle The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce received five-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce this week. The accreditation amounts to an endorsement of the Springfield [...]

By |June 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kidzeum to begin construction in July

A children's museum to be located downtown is slated to begin construction early next month, following an eight-year fundraising effort. Kidzeum of Health and Science will be located at 412 E. Adams St., in the Schnepp and Barnes Building. The long-anticipated museum has received support from several partners, including HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital, SIU [...]

By |June 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments
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