• VELE enlivens Springfield food scene

    New occupant of former Café Brio space is full of possibilities BY THOMAS C. PAVLIK JR. It’s an exciting time for foodies in Springfield, especially in terms of new downtown eateries. And VELE is one [...]

  • Planner Norm Sims, retiring, still has a lot of ideas

    The former SSCRPC executive director reflects on a career in public administration BY SCOTT FAINGOLD When Norm Sims retired as executive director of Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission on Dec. 29, it capped off a [...]

  • Inside the sale of H.D. Smith

    Founded in Springfield in 1954, the drug distribution company sells for $815 million   BY DAVID BLANCHETTE Most area residents may not realize that H.D. Smith is America’s largest, privately held national wholesale distributor in [...]

Springfield Business Journal and United Community Bank are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 "Best Places to Work." Resource One Office, Mid-West Family Broadcasting - Springfield, IL and Staab Funeral Homes are being honored with awards this year and Lincoln Land Community College and Orthopedic Center of Illinois, both previous recipients, are receiving awards in the alumni category. Members of the local business community are invited to attend a reception and awards ceremony on Wednesday, February 7 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the United Community Bank location at 1900 West Iles Avenue in Springfield. ... See MoreSee Less

The vote on the City of Springfield’s Comprehensive Plan was postponed by one month to allow local developers more time to review and share their feedback to the document. The developers’ concerns and their suggested amendments will be shared during the public comment period at tomorrow night's Committee of the Whole meeting in the city council chambers. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and is open to the public. It can also be watched on Comcast Cable Channel 18 or online through the City’s website by clicking on “Watch Channel 18” in the navigation. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Sarah Jones, who was chosen to receive a $100 gift card from United Community Bank for nominating her employer, Midwest Insurance Company, for Best Places to Work! Find out who the winning companies are and read their profiles in the next issue of Springfield Business Journal, available January 31. ... See MoreSee Less

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Constitution Drive strip center sold

January 4th, 2018|0 Comments

After nearly five years of vacancy, the strip center on Constitution Drive, just south of Target, should be seeing quite a bit of activity soon. In 2013, [...]

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New occupant of former Café Brio space is full of possibilities BY THOMAS C. PAVLIK JR. It’s an exciting time for foodies in Springfield, especially in terms [...]

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