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HSHS consolidates offices, moves employees into former AIG building

The former AIG office building, located at 3051 Hollis Drive in Springfield, has recently undergone a major renovation in preparation for the newest tenant. Earlier this year, Founders Properties obtained commercial demolition and remodeling permits, with a total project value of $888,799. O’Shea Builders served as the general contractor. The space is now occupied by [...]

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State fairgrounds seek money for a makeover

DAVID BLANCHETTE John Slayton wants visitors to take in the sights when they step onto the 366-acre fairgrounds during this year’s Illinois State Fair. “You can look in pretty much any direction out here and you’re going to see a need for renovation or improvement,” Slayton said. “It would be nice to have the Illinois [...]

There’s an app for that in Springfield

BY RACHEL JOHNSON With more than 2 millions apps available and the number increasing every day, it’s great to find some apps for both your Android and iPhone that are unique to Springfield. Native Shawn Mayernick, founder and CEO of Bee Chosen Marketing Group, launches an Ask Abe app on Aug. 1. Mayernick calls it [...]

Local developer turns hobby into business

BY NIKO ROBLEDO After winning Microsoft’s $100,000 grand prize at the global developer competition Dream.Build.Play 2017 for his game Stellar Conquest, Springfield developer Shaun Tonstad continues his work on software for medical, business and gaming applications. Tonstad, owner of Clarion Consulting, is currently working on a project for Morton Buildings developing an application that provides [...]

Capital Airport gets a major makeover

A first-class front door to Springfield ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY DAVID BLANCHETTE An important entrance to Springfield is in the midst of a $20 million makeover that will better accommodate visitors and give them a more positive impression of the capital city. “This will provide a first-class front door to the city,” said Springfield Airport [...]

The ‘Adams Family’ moves in downtown

Farmers market and Kidzeum energize a block ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY RACHEL JOHNSON They may not be creepy or kooky, but they are coming together as a family on the 400 block of Adams Street. The Old Capitol Farmers Market has been a magnet for 20-plus years, but with the resurgence of downtown and the [...]

Barber entrepreneur

All Star Kutz is just one of Audrey Austin’s businesses. More to come. BY KAREN ACKERMAN WITTER Audrey Austin considers herself an entrepreneur. She says her father, Andrew Corey, inspired her to develop a career where she could work for herself. Corey was a businessman who owned Corey Rental Leasing for more than 20 years [...]

A bicentennial look to the future

Springfield leaders and thinkers say where we’re going, and where we ought to go Article and photos By David Blanchette The state’s bicentennial observance gives Illinois residents the chance to reflect on how far we’ve come in the past 200 years, but it also asks what the state will be like in 2218. Things will [...]

Building Springfield

Construction projects underway all over town BY MICHELLE OWNBEY One sure sign of spring is construction projects taking shape all over town, and with the City of Springfield issuing commercial permits worth more than $26 million dollars in the first quarter of 2018, there are plenty of them in progress. Not surprisingly, most of the [...]

Keep on truckin’

Springfield’s food trucks are learning to navigate city regulations BY SCOTT FAINGOLD “Last summer, the Illinois Future Farmers of America asked us and AZTCA to come set our food trucks up on the south side of the convention center for an event there,” said Randy Twyford, owner and operator of the Twyford BBQ food truck. [...]