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$5 million renovation project planned for Springfield Electric property

Springfield Electric Supply Company’s Springfield headquarters will be undergoing significant renovations, and the property owners are seeking TIF assistance from the city of Springfield. Springfield Electric’s location at 700 N. Ninth St. will be impacted by the Springfield Rail Improvements Project, and construction on Usable Segment Six, between Carpenter Street and Ridgely Avenue, is expected [...]

By |April 26th, 2022|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

Magro’s Meat & Produce to streamline operations to meat processing only

Magro’s Meat & Produce is coming full circle with its business model. “We’re going back to our roots,” said Tony Magro, president and co-owner of the family-run business. “We’re still going to offer vacuum-sealed meats, but we’re getting away from grocery, produce and deli items.” Magro’s Meat & Produce opened a Springfield location in January [...]

By |April 14th, 2022|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

Mas Sabores, a Mexican bakery, taqueria and ice cream shop, to open on North Grand Avenue

Mas Sabores, a Mexican bakery, taqueria and ice cream shop, will soon open on North Grand Avenue. Alejandro “Alex” and Gabriela “Gabby” Rico are the owners of the business, which means “more flavors.” The couple currently operate a similar business, Sabores, at 323 N. Main St. in Chatham, along with a dog grooming business, Spaw [...]

By |March 23rd, 2022|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

Allied Design Consultants acquired by GreenAssociates, Inc.

Springfield architectural firm Allied Design Consultants has been acquired by GreenAssociates, Inc., an Itasca-based architecture firm. According to Todd Hannah, the former owner of Allied Design Consultants, not much will change in terms of the day-to-day operations. The firm will continue to operate out of its current location at 1413 S. MacArthur Blvd. “I’m the [...]

By |February 18th, 2022|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

State of Illinois announces plans for data center in Dirksen Business Park

The state of Illinois has acquired 9.4 acres of land in the Dirksen Business Park located at 2900 Dotmar Drive to construct a new central computing facility for the Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology. The facility will house around 300 employees who will handle various aspects of the state’s IT infrastructure. The Rebuild Illinois [...]

By |February 8th, 2022|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

Illinois announces first $24 million in Back to Business grants

By Peter Hancock, Capitol News Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s administration on Thursday announced the awarding of the first $24 million in “Back to Business” grants, a program funded with federal relief aid to help businesses recover and reopen from the pandemic. The announcement took place at a Mexican restaurant in the Little Village neighborhood of [...]

By |September 30th, 2021|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

State announces $250 million ‘Back to Business’ grant program

By Jerry Nowicki, Capitol News Illinois The state announced a $250 million “Back to Business” grant program aimed at assisting small businesses in the recovery from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic shutdowns. The program is funded by the federal American Rescue Plan Act signed by President Joe Biden, and it includes specific set-aside [...]

By |August 11th, 2021|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments