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Yolanda Stout named branch manager of MacArthur Town and Country Bank

Town and Country Bank has hired Yolanda Stout as branch manager for the company’s MacArthur Boulevard location in Springfield. Stout comes to Town and Country Bank with over 15 years of experience in the industry, although she most recently worked as the human resource director for Brother James Court in Springfield.  Since 2004, she has [...]

Building permit roundup – March 16 – March 29

Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between March 16 and March 29. K & R Properties, Inc. obtained a commercial permit for 3501 Winchester Road. Siciliano, Inc. is the contractor and the project is valued at $185,000. Gordon W. Gates and Peter D. Wise obtained a commercial accessory structure permit [...]

By |March 31st, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

MacMurray College to close in May

The email below was sent to alumni on Friday, March 27, 2020: Dear Alumni, I write today to share very sad news: The Board of Trustees of MacMurray College has voted unanimously to close the college at the end of the semester in May. To view the video announcement, please visit mac.edu/closure. Although your recent gifts [...]

By |March 27th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Support small businesses during COVID crisis

By Mark Grant Social distancing is a sensible response to the spreading coronavirus, but it’s taking a toll on Illinois’ small businesses. A new survey from my association, the National Federation of Independent Business, says that 76% of small businesses report being impacted by the response to COVID-19. Not surprisingly, most small businesses say sales [...]

By |March 25th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Bella Boutique gets new owner

Elizabeth Eckert recently became the new owner of Bella Boutique, 2805 W. White Oaks Dr., but has been a part of the business for her entire adult life. At the age of 18, she began working at the store for the original owner, Regina Santarelli, and later helped facilitate the sale of the business by [...]

By |March 25th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Local First Springfield launches gift cards

Local First Springfield has launched a digital gift card and, in light of recent events, is giving away $1,500 to support independent businesses in the city. “The Shop Local Springfield Gift Card makes it easy to keep local spending right here in Springfield with member businesses,” said Local First Springfield president Jamie Stout. “We have [...]

By |March 18th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – Mar. 9 – Mar. 15

Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Mar. 9 and Mar. 15. Sangamon Holdings, LLC obtained a commercial remodel permit for 1724 Sangamon Ave. Donald Gorbert is the contractor and the project is valued at $10,000. Isringhausen Imports obtained a commercial remodel permit for 229 E. Jefferson St. Joyner Construction [...]

By |March 18th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Fire puts steakhouse plans on hold

At the end of February, Chip Kennedy announced plans to open a high-end steakhouse at 2242. S. Sixth St. in the building that previously housed Gallagher’s Steakhouse, most recently known as Charlie R’s Steakhouse. However, a two-alarm fire that broke out late in the evening on Friday, March 13, changed all that. “That project’s over; [...]

By |March 18th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – March 2 – March 8

Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between March 2 and March 8. Springfield Clinic obtained a commercial remodel permit for 1025 S. Sixth St. O’Shea Builders is the contractor and the project is valued at $215,000. City of Springfield in care of CWLP Property Management obtained a commercial remodel permit [...]

By |March 11th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments