• Hope for a bright future

    Hope for a bright future

    By Patrick Yeagle Inside a nondescript brick building in Springfield’s South Town business district, a wall covered with clear acrylic instead of drywall illustrates various tools and electrical wiring standards. Between the wooden studs, next to lineman pliers and a [...]

  • Changing lives, one class at a time

    Changing lives, one class at a time

    By Rhonda Buckhold Freelance Contributor Pivotal moments in life often present as hard decisions– to do one thing or another, which will ultimately change life as you know it. Charles Davis realized he’d had that moment when he graduated from [...]

  • Springfield’s big dig

    Springfield’s big dig

    An architect reflects on the 1960s Old State Capitol facelift By Catherine O’Connor Freelance Contributor In the early 1960s, the capital city’s downtown corridor was the home to bustling shops of all kinds, including the Hub Clothiers, Fishman’s Sporting Goods, [...]



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Most Recent Articles

Chamber conducting Economic Outlook Survey

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce is conducting its biannual Sangamon County Economic Outlook Survey with help from the Survey Research Office at the University of Illinois [...]

Cusumano to have expanded role at HSHS

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

By Patrick Yeagle Erica Cusumano owes her life to the neonatal intensive care unit at HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital in Springfield, so working for Hospital Sisters [...]

Housing homeless vets

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

By Patrick Yeagle It pains Chris Schaller to see those he considers his brothers living on the street or in homeless shelters, and he wants to do [...]

Daisy Jane’s to hold grand opening downtown

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

By Patrick Yeagle A new gift shop featuring original art is holding its grand opening this month. Daisy Jane's is set to officially open on March 28 [...]

Island Bay Yacht Club hires Bo Oliver as executive chef

March 22nd, 2017|1 Comment

By Patrick Yeagle Island Bay Yacht Club has a new executive chef in James "Bo" Oliver. A Springfield native, Oliver previously served as a sous chef at [...]

CWLP debuts new website for better account management

March 17th, 2017|0 Comments

By Patrick Yeagle Springfield City Water, Light and Power debuted a new website design this week, offering better security, a more user-friendly interface and cost savings for [...]

Bill would give tax credit for keeping jobs in Illinois

March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

By Monica Stabile Legislation in the Illinois Statehouse would offer tax credits for employers to create and retain jobs in Illinois. Sen. Chuck Weaver, R-Peoria, sponsors Senate [...]

Stelk named executive director of Illinois Stewardship Alliance

March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

By Patrick Yeagle The Illinois Stewardship Alliance board of directors has chosen Liz Moran Stelk as the group's new executive director. Stelk previously served as regional organizer [...]