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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

Horace Mann to acquire Madison National Life in $172 million transaction

Horace Mann Educators Corporation has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Madison National Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Independence Holding Company. Madison National is a leading writer of employer-paid and sponsored benefits provided to educators by K-12 school districts. The transaction is expected to close early in the first quarter of 2022, subject to [...]

By |July 20th, 2021|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

Downtown Springfield, Inc. workshop

Despite the demonstrated demand for apartments in downtown Springfield in the 2013 Bowen Housing Study, less than half of the number of units have been constructed to meet that demand in the eight years since the report came out. Downtown advocates are hoping that a new workshop will jumpstart more property owners to make the [...]

By |July 14th, 2021|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

O’Shea Builders hires three new employees

O’Shea Builders has hired three new staff members who will be based out of the Springfield office. Evan Dorks, a project engineer, joins the O’Shea team after starting his professional career with S.M. Wilson. He has a bachelor’s degree in construction management from  Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville. Dorks resides in Glenarm with his wife, [...]

By |July 7th, 2021|Categories: Business News|0 Comments