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Kim Dixon sells The Wardrobe to Sami McElwee

By Karen Ackerman Witter The Wardrobe has served many generations of women since 1963. On Sept. 30, Sami McElwee will turn 29 and become the fourth owner of this Springfield establishment featuring women’s clothing and accessories. Kim Dixon has owned The Wardrobe for nearly 20 years. She couldn’t be happier about the upcoming sale and [...]

By |September 20th, 2021|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

MJ Kellner to hold open house community event

In honor of the business’ 100-year anniversary, MJ Kellner Foodservice, 5700 International Parkway, is inviting the community to tour the 90,000 square-foot facility and enjoy food from three of their local food truck customers: Leo’s Pizza, Casa Real and Gilly’s BBQ.  This open house event is free of charge and open to the public. The [...]

By |September 15th, 2021|Categories: Events, News|0 Comments

This or That Boutique and Naukhaas Makeup Studio to open on West White Oaks Drive

Kekti Arya is a real estate agent with The Real Estate Group, but despite having a very busy year in 2020, she still decided to move forward with plans for launching her own retail business. When businesses began opening back up following the COVID-related shutdowns, she noticed that boutiques were doing well. “It seemed like [...]

By |September 15th, 2021|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – September 6-September 12, 2021

Memorial Health Systems obtained a commercial permit for parking lot work at 320 E. Carpenter St. O’Shea Builders is the contractor and the project is valued at $609,000. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church obtained a commercial accessory structure permit at 1025 W. Edwards St. R. D. Lawrence Construction Co. Ltd. is the contractor and the project [...]

By |September 15th, 2021|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

The Coop opening in Chatham

Bill and Heather Sherrell started out looking for showroom space for The Closet Guy, the storage solutions business they purchased from Brooke and Amy Peterson in 2016. Not only did they find a location to expand their business, the new location at 120 N. Main St. in Chatham will now be home to three additional [...]

By |September 13th, 2021|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

House to return to Springfield Thursday for further energy negotiations

By Jerry Nowicki, Capitol News Illinois The Illinois House is scheduled to return to Springfield Thursday to try again at passing an elusive energy regulation overhaul days after the governor’s office announced support for a new proposal. It’s the latest push for a legislative accomplishment that has eluded Gov. JB Pritzker in his three years [...]

By |September 8th, 2021|Categories: Government|0 Comments