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Notable Springfield renovation projects

By Catherine O’Connor According to plan: Multiyear state Capitol effort wins excellence award Architect Avi Lothan of Lothan Van Hook DeStefano Architecture in Chicago has been the principal in charge of the Illinois State Capitol Complex Master Plan, a comprehensive effort begun in 2007-2008 to provide a vision of sustainable design objectives that guide future [...]

By |January 5th, 2023|Categories: Article, Articles|0 Comments

Casa Real Cantina & Grill

By Thomas Pavlik   I’m a big fan of fried chicken, so I had some mixed emotions when I heard that Raising Cane’s was taking over the former Casa Real location on Wabash Avenue. Sure, Springfield has quite a few Mexican restaurants, but I’ve always been partial to Casa Real. Thankfully, Casa Real is open [...]

By |December 30th, 2022|Categories: Article, Articles|0 Comments

Notable Springfield renovation projects

According to plan: Multiyear state Capitol effort wins excellence award Architect Avi Lothan of Lothan Van Hook DeStefano Architecture in Chicago has been the principal in charge of the Illinois State Capitol Complex Master Plan, a comprehensive effort begun in 2007-2008 to provide a vision of sustainable design objectives that guide future growth and expansion [...]

By |December 21st, 2022|Categories: Secondary Feature, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Q&A with Andrea Aggertt

By David Blanchette Andrea Aggertt was hired in October 2019 to serve as the Architect of the Capitol. She is currently overseeing $350 million in work at the Capitol complex that was allocated as part of Rebuild Illinois, the first capital spending bill approved in the past decade. Aggertt is also responsible for completion and [...]

By |December 21st, 2022|Categories: Featured Article, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Legacy Pointe Eatery

By Thomas Pavlik Legacy Pointe Eatery, 1130 W. Legacy Pointe Drive is the newest restaurant at Legacy Pointe in the space formerly occupied by Fox Run. It holds itself out as a “moderate - to medium-priced, casual-dining establishment” with a “high-quality full menu” that’s “centered around fresh and homemade items with a focus toward healthier [...]

By |October 28th, 2022|Categories: Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Retirement strategies for Gen Z and millennials

By Pamela Savage   Anne Lester is a retirement expert, media commentator and speaker who brings years of experience working in the retirement space to young professionals. Most recently, she spent 29 years as head of retirement solutions for JPMorgan Asset Management’s Solution group. Today, Lester spends her time writing for and speaking to millennial [...]

By |October 27th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Q&A with Jan Schramm

By David Blanchette          Jan Schramm is the senior vice president for trust management services at Hickory Point Bank & Trust, the same company where she began her banking career after graduating from Bradley University with a degree in business administration and management. In September, Schramm received the 2022 President’s Award from the Illinois Bankers [...]

By |October 27th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Featured Article|0 Comments

Dolphin Chicken, Fish and Grill

By Thomas Pavlik   I’ve been seeing lots of chatter on social media about Dolphin Chicken, Fish and Grill, and hearing some of my friends make favorable comments about it. So, I figured it was time to give Dolphin a shot. First thing to know is that Dolphin is drive-thru and take-out only. Second thing [...]