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Q&A with Paul O’Shea

By David Blanchette Paul O’Shea is a Springfield native who has left his mark on his hometown through a variety of historic preservation projects and extensive community involvement. After graduating from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a degree in architecture, he returned to Springfield and was involved in the reconstruction of the Old State Capitol. [...]

By |December 23rd, 2021|Categories: Featured Article|0 Comments

Post-pandemic party planning

Event planners see increased demand as restrictions ease By Carey Smith   Audrey Kondelis got her start in party planning last summer, inspired after a fire at MJ’s Fish and Chicken Express closed the restaurant for an extended time. Kondelis’ birthday was approaching and as she says, “I felt bad for them, and I thought, [...]

Carole Keating takes the reins – Springfield entrepreneur adds more businesses to her portfolio

By David Blanchette Carole Keating’s entrepreneurial success can be simply summed up. “I really don’t take ‘no’ for an answer,” Keating said. “If I hit an obstacle, I always keep going. That pretty much sums it up, perseverance and hard work.” That perseverance has paid off, most recently with Keating’s acquisition of Egizii Electric, located [...]

By |January 28th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Featured Article|0 Comments