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Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Oct. 15 and Oct. 21, 2018.

Building permit roundup – Oct. 24 BY STACIE LEWIS Mario Perrino obtained a commercial remodel permit for work at the Cookie Dough Factory at 214 S. 6th St.  Ziyad Samara is the contractor and the project is valued at $30,000. Autozone #2659 obtained a commercial roofing permit for work at 2860 S. 6th St.  Royalty [...]

By |October 24th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Grab-A-Java changes hands

Grab-A-Java, Springfield’s first drive-thru coffee shop, has been sold to new owners Bill and Vicky Legge. Long-time local residents Meg Evans and Peter Lazare founded the business, which will celebrate its 22 anniversary next month. The Legges say they both plan to keep their day jobs; Bill is the executive director for the Boys and [...]

Café Coco looking for a new location

Café Coco, which has been located at 3705 N. Dirksen Parkway for nearly six years, is now looking for a new location. Owner Connie DiCenso said that in March of this year, a health inspector questioned the adequacy of the kitchen  hood. After an inspection by the county’s mechanical engineer, the property owner was issued [...]

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sun Thai to open soon

In May of this year, Jamie Loftus announced that he had sold No Agenda 321, a bar and tapas restaurant located at 321 N. Main Street in Chatham, to Jose Lopez, who also owns and operates the Casa Real and Tacos Pepe restaurants in Springfield. However, the business has already changed hands again and is [...]

By |October 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Memorial hosts Be Aware Women’s Fair

The Be Aware Women's Fair, hosted by Memorial Medical Center, will return to the Illinois State Fairgrounds for its ninth annual event on Saturday, Oct. 13. An estimated 2,000 people are expected to converge on the Orr Building for Memorial's Be Aware Women’s Fair, which will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A $5 [...]

By |October 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Healthy Jacksonville initiative announced

A partnership between Passavant Area Hospital, SIU School of Medicine and MacMurray College aims to increase access to health care using a holistic approach for vulnerable or at-risk residents of Jacksonville. Healthy Jacksonville, modeled after a highly-successful and award-winning community health worker (CHW) program in the Enos Park neighborhood in Springfield, will initiate engagement with [...]

By |October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Medical News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Land of Lincoln Economic Development Corporation seeking input

The Land of Lincoln Economic Development Corporation (LLEDC) is seeking to engage the community in a meaningful way to create an economic development plan for strategic action.  Community members are invited to complete an online survey or by providing input at one of three open houses: Thursday, Sept. 27, 5-6:30 p.m. at the University of [...]

By |September 19th, 2018|Categories: Business News, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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