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Hale named chief medical officer at Passavant

Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville announced Dr. Marshall Hale as chief medical officer on Aug. 11. A graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Hale has worked at the hospital since 1983. Hale also serves as medical director for Memorial Physician Services-Jacksonville and has served on the board of directors for Passavant and Memorial Health [...]

By |August 16th, 2017|Categories: Medical News, News|0 Comments

Kara McCoy joins Springfield Clinic

Dr. Kara McCoy is joining Springfield Clinic's Center for Women's Health this month. McCoy graduated from SIU School of Medicine in Springfield and completed her residency there in obstetrics and gynecology. The Center for Women’s Health at Springfield Clinic is located at 900 N. First St.

By |August 16th, 2017|Categories: Medical News, News|0 Comments

Springfield ranked second best for tech workers

Springfield was recently ranked second in the nation among best cities for tech workers. Financial data company Smart Asset analyzed a handful of factors to reach a conclusion in its fourth annual Best American Cities to Work in Tech study, ranking Springfield behind Columbus, Ohio. The study looked at unemployment rates for workers with bachelor's degrees, [...]

By |August 16th, 2017|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – Aug. 16, 2017

The City of Springfield recently issued the following permits: Capitol Reuse Center LLC obtained a permit for non-structural demolition at 815 N. 11th St. Mark Iversen is the contractor. The project is valued at $3,000. The City of Springfield obtained a permit for remodeling, tuck pointing and sealant work at 800 E. Monroe. The project [...]

Oak Ridge Cemetery seeks new tourism signage – Zoning board roundup

The Springfield Planning and Zoning Commission is slated to consider a zoning reclassification for 101 W. North Grand Ave. to allow for new signage directing visitors to Oak Ridge Cemetery. The request by Cooney Clan LLC and Oak Ridge Cemetery Foundation would allow new signage directing people to the cemetery, Lincoln's Tomb and the African [...]

SIU testing pilot project for Alzheimer’s patients

A new pilot program in Springfield is testing ways to help Alzheimer's patients live in their own homes longer. Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is pursuing the project with a $702,000, three-year grant from the Illinois Department on Aging. SIU's Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (CADRD) in Springfield studies a variety of [...]

By |August 9th, 2017|Categories: Medical News, News|0 Comments

City demolishes former Ridgely village hall after legal battle – Building permit roundup

By Patrick Yeagle Ponics Project owner Jeremy Mann, shown here at his building in 2016, had hoped to establish a hydroponic garden and community center at 1901 Elizabeth St. Photo by Patrick Yeagle. The City of Springfield this week began demolishing a north-end building constructed in 1885. A demolition permit was issued this [...]

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