Be sure to check out our event at the Illinois Realtors 522 S. Fifth St. Springfield, IL on September 19th, 2018 from 5pm to 6pm. Learn more about the event here.
Local First Springfield will host their inaugural awards program on Thursday, September 6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Isringhausen Imports. Mayor Langfelder will give remarks and awards will be presented to local businesses in seven different categories. This will also serve as the annual meeting for Local First and is a great opportunity to meet the [...]
The owners of Cooper's StrEATside Bistro, a popular food truck in Springfield, are opening a new permanent location. The new Cooper's Alleyside is opening at King Pin Lanes, 3115 E. Sangamon Ave., on April 20. Kendra Cooper, who runs the food truck with her husband Justin, says a brick-and-mortar restaurant has always been their goal. They [...]
By Patrick Yeagle Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County will assume large item pickup service in April under a new agreement with the City of Springfield. The Springfield City Council approved a contract for the service with Habitat for Humanity on March 21. Lance Morgan, director of Habitat's ReStore, says the organization already has box trucks [...]
A prominent Springfield developer is proposing a new apartment complex on the city's west side. Courtney Joyner, owner of Joyner Construction Services Inc., is seeking approval for a 204-unit development to be named Pleasant Park Apartments. The development would be located at 4700 Ash Grove Drive and include 17 apartment buildings with 12 units each. [...]
By Monica Stabile New legislation calling for a halt to new charter schools in areas that have closed traditional public schools in the past decade passed a House committee in the Illinois statehouse Tuesday. The bill is one of several in the Illinois General Assembly dealing with charter schools amid increased attention to the issue [...]
By Patrick Yeagle Piper Glen Golf Course is in the process of being sold to a new owner, following a foreclosure in 2015. Current owner Illinois National Bank says a contract on the course is "moving ahead." “We are working with the buyer’s broker to finalize plans,” says Joshua Ishmael, general counsel with INB, “and [...]
A new restaurant serving breakfast all day opened this week on Springfield's west side. Nico Scaduto opened Nico's Homestyle on March 27 at 751 S. Durkin Drive, offering traditional diner fare and all-day breakfast. Manager Hailey Hurst says Scaduto opened the restaurant after a poor restaurant experience last year on Father's Day. "We thought opening [...]
By Patrick Yeagle Accounting firm Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP is moving its Springfield location to the former Blue Cross and Blue Shield building on Robbins Road in July. The firm will leave its current office in the Myers Building downtown. Phil Capps, partner-in-charge with Kerber, Eck & Braeckel, says the move is part of [...]
Workers demolished the YWCA building on the North Mansion Block in early February 2017. Photo by Patrick Yeagle.
By Patrick Yeagle The City of Springfield is asking for another round of proposals for the North Mansion Block in downtown Springfield, following the demolition of the historic YWCA building and a developer backing out of proposed housing on the block. The block has long been a source of controversy downtown, with multiple attempts to [...]