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Scooter’s Lawn Care acquired Lawn Perks

Scooter’s Lawn Care, a full-spectrum lawn and landscaping company, has acquired Lawn Perks, effective Sept. 1. Lawn Perks, based in Chatham, also provides both residential and commercial services. Jacob Godar, owner of Scooter’s Lawn Care, headquartered at 3805 N. Dirksen Parkway in Springfield, said the acquisition will allow the company to do “even more of [...]

By |August 31st, 2020|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

LLCC to offer free truck driving training for veterans, active military and their spouses

Veterans, active military and their spouses will be eligible to receive free training at Lincoln Land Community College for a career in truck driving, thanks to a federal grant just announced. LLCC is one of 20 institutions in the nation and the only one in Illinois to be awarded a U.S. Department of Transportation Commercial [...]

By |August 25th, 2020|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

Business Interruption Grants awarded to 35 businesses in Sangamon County

Forty-six million dollars in grant funding has been awarded to more than 2,600 small businesses throughout Illinois who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including $590,000 earmarked for 35 businesses in Sangamon County. The funding comes from the Business Interruption Grant (BIG), which is part of the federal CARES Act. Twenty-four Springfield-area businesses received [...]

By |August 13th, 2020|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

Sikich expands into Peoria with acquisition of Heinold Banwart

Sikich announced that it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the operating assets of Heinold Banwart, Ltd., a public accounting firm based in the Peoria area. The move expands Sikich’s presence in central Illinois. “The Heinold Banwart team adds valuable talent to our group and strengthens our position as a leading service provider in [...]

By |August 4th, 2020|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

State employment agency hit in nationwide fraud scheme

IDES says federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program is ripe for abuse By Peter Hancock, Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com The Illinois Department of Employment Security said Wednesday it has been affected by a nationwide fraud scheme involving the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program. That program, enacted as part of the federal CARES Act, provides 100% federally [...]

By |July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

Facebook announces $800 million data center to be built in DeKalb

Facebook announced today that the tech company’s newest worldwide data center will be built in DeKalb, Illinois, bringing an investment of more than $800 million. The Facebook DeKalb Data Center will be among the most advanced, energy- and water-efficient data center facilities in the world, supporting an estimated 100 operational jobs and hundreds of construction [...]

By |June 30th, 2020|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln elects new board members

The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln has elected three new members to join its board of directors in 2020. Kent Massie, Robert Mulch and Mark Staley will each serve four-year terms as directors. Massie is a senior landscape architect and planner at the consulting firm of Massie Massie & Associates in Springfield. He [...]

Illinois State Fair is canceled for 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor JB Pritzker will issue an Executive Order cancelling the Illinois and Du Quoin State Fairs this year.  The annual State Fairs, which attracted over 600,000 visitors combined in 2019, will return in August 2021. “The Illinois and Du Quoin State Fairs have been some of my favorite opportunities [...]

By |June 12th, 2020|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments