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Building permit roundup – Sept. 7-Sept. 13

John and Sandra Fulgenzi obtained a commercial accessory structure permit for 1168 E. Sangamon Ave. The owner is the contractor and the project is valued at $3,000. Springfield Clinic, LLP obtained a commercial remodel permit for 500 E. Cook St. O’Shea Builders is the contractor and the project is valued at $20,000. Springfield Clinic obtained [...]

By |September 15th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Drive-thru health care: Springfield Clinic adapts to pandemic

By Holly Whisler A drive-up may not sound like a health care delivery model, but Springfield Clinic will soon have two drive-up lab locations for the convenience of its patients. COVID has caused many people to rethink necessary activities, and businesses have responded with innovative ways to help us collectively adapt. “Springfield Clinic set up [...]

By |September 14th, 2020|Categories: Medical News, News|0 Comments

Li’l Willy’s Smokehouse BBQ has opened in the former Free Press Coffee location

Sept. 8 was the first day of business for Li’l Willy’s Smokehouse BBQ, a new venture from Conn’s Hospitality Group. The restaurant is occupying the former Free Press Coffee location at the corner of South Grand Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard, which closed on July 3. The name Li’l Willy refers to the childhood nickname for [...]

By |September 9th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau launches its new SPI 7 in 7 competition

As businesses in the Springfield area continue to cope with ripple effects of the pandemic, including declines in tourism, the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau has launched a new program to encourage people to patronize businesses in the community. The SPI 7 in 7 competition consists of seven categories with seven activities each that can [...]

By |September 9th, 2020|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

State of the City

The annual State of the City event will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., sponsored by the Commercial Real Estate Network of Capital Area REALTORS and the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. Mayor Jim Langfelder will review the accomplishments and challenges of the past year, outline priorities for the upcoming months [...]

By |September 9th, 2020|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – Aug. 31-Sept. 6

Great Northern Partners, LLC obtained a commercial remodel permit for 3105 W. Great Northern Drive. Joyner Construction Services, Inc. is the contractor and the project is valued at $47,000. CARE YBE Subsidiary, LLC in care of Bickford Master, LLC obtained a commercial remodel permit for work at 2417 S. West White Oaks Drive. The contractor [...]

By |September 9th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Haley Fitzgerald joins Security Bank

Security Bank has hired Haley Fitzgerald as a consumer and mortgage lender. She will be working at the main branch, 510 E. Monroe in downtown Springfield. Fitzgerald is a Springfield native who graduated in May with a bachelor’s in business administration from Illinois State University. She is also a graduate of the Sangamon CEO program. [...]

By |September 2nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments