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Restaurant loses appeal over COVID-19 restrictions

FoxFire Restaurant will appeal decision to state Supreme Court. By Sarah Mansur, Capitol News Illinois An appeals court has handed down a favorable ruling to Gov. JB Pritzker in a legal challenge to his administration’s restrictions on bars and restaurants to curb the spread of COVID-19. The 2nd District Appellate Court overruled a Kane County judge’s [...]

By |November 11th, 2020|Categories: Government|0 Comments

State fast-tracking $25 million for local government construction projects

Capital plan money to go to projects that can begin within 90 days By Rebecca Anzel, Capitol News Illinois ranzel@capitolnewsillinois.com The Illinois department tasked with the state’s economic development launched a program Tuesday providing grant funding to local governments for capital projects. Its aim, said Michael Negron, assistant director of the Department of Commerce and [...]

By |May 12th, 2020|Categories: Government, News|0 Comments

State of Illinois privatizes real estate services

By David Blanchette The State of Illinois is dipping a toe into the pond of privatizing its real estate management services, and if the initial foray works it could mean an $845 million, 10-year plunge involving 22 million square feet of property and 683 state-owned, leased and surplus facilities. The Illinois Department of Central Management [...]

By |October 8th, 2018|Categories: Government|0 Comments

Rauner vetoes creation of state-run workers’ comp insurer

By Patrick Yeagle Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday vetoed earlier this month a bill which would have created a state-run insurance provider for workers' compensation. The veto comes amid debate over whether private insurers bilk employers through allegedly outsize premiums. In 2011, Illinois adopted several changes to its workers' compensation system, including lowering reimbursement for [...]

By |August 30th, 2017|Categories: Business News, Government, News|0 Comments

Former Goodwill building to house different nonprofit – Building permit roundup

By Patrick Yeagle The former Goodwill building at 815 N. 11th St. is undergoing renovation to house Capitol Reuse Center Inc. The former Goodwill building on North 11th Street in Springfield is slated to become the new headquarters for a different nonprofit. Capitol Reuse Center Inc. purchased the building at 815 N. 11th [...]

Building permit roundup – Aug. 16, 2017

The City of Springfield recently issued the following permits: Capitol Reuse Center LLC obtained a permit for non-structural demolition at 815 N. 11th St. Mark Iversen is the contractor. The project is valued at $3,000. The City of Springfield obtained a permit for remodeling, tuck pointing and sealant work at 800 E. Monroe. The project [...]