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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

BLH Computers recycles electronic waste for customers near and far

By Karen Ackerman Witter BLH Computers, Inc. is the largest computer and electronics recycling facility in the area. Many individuals take their outdated electronics to BLH in Laketown Shopping Center on Stevenson Drive. BLH also has facilities in Taylorville and Jacksonville. In 2021, BLH collected 3.1 million pounds of material, of which 2.4 million pounds [...]

By |August 1st, 2022|Categories: Article, Business News|0 Comments

It’s not about the money

By Holly A. Whisler There has been a shift in workforce dynamics since the pandemic shook life up a couple years ago. Job seekers have a renewed sense of confidence -- they know their priorities and the value they bring to the table. Surveys conducted in 2021 show that those actively seeking employment are looking [...]

By |April 26th, 2022|Categories: Article|0 Comments

We have a plan – now what?

By Steven Simpson-Black Springfield is just OK at urban planning. We still do planning like the 1990s, leaving out some pretty important aspects in our comprehensive planning process. We don’t really plan for transit or bicycling, and infill planning is sparse. Still, the most recent Springfield 2037 Comprehensive Plan does talk about transit and calls [...]

By |October 4th, 2021|Categories: Article, Articles|0 Comments

Weaving a legacy

Dan Frachey launches a business to capture seniors’ stories By Carey Smith “People may say they don’t have much of a story to tell, but when people start talking, when they are given permission to share, they start revealing that there is a great narrative over the course of one’s life,” said Dan Frachey, owner [...]

By |September 29th, 2021|Categories: Article, Secondary Feature|0 Comments