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Falcon Hobby Supply prepares to close

While Falcon Hobby Supply survived after a fire three years ago at the original location on Dirksen Parkway, the business is now in the process of winding down operations. A post on the company’s Facebook page stated, “It is with a very heavy heart, we have to announce that our plans to move the store [...]

By |July 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Brian Pierce retiring after 45 years in radio

Longtime morning radio host Brian Pierce (Cozadd) is hanging up the headphones after 45 years in the radio business. He will host his final morning show on WUSW (US 92.7) and his last political talk show on News/Talk 94.7 and 970 WMAY on Friday, July 26. Pierce’s dream to be “the voice on the radio” [...]

By |July 12th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Jason Piscia named director of UIS Public Affairs Reporting

Jason Piscia, digital managing editor of The State Journal-Register, has been named the new director of the University of Illinois Springfield’s Public Affairs Reporting master’s degree program. He will replace longtime director Charles N. Wheeler III, who recently retired after leading the program for 26 years. “I’m honored and humbled to have the opportunity to [...]

By |July 10th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Green Family Stores to occupy lower level of former Bergner’s space

While White Oaks Mall lost two anchor stores with the closings of Sears and Bergner’s in 2018, plans are already underway to redevelop the 125,000-square-foot space previously occupied by Bergner’s. Simon Property Group, the parent company that owns and operates White Oaks Mall, purchased the space after it failed to sell at auction earlier this [...]

By |July 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer social

Local First Springfield will hold a summer social on Thursday, June 27 at Bank of Springfield, 3400 Wabash Ave., from 4:30-6 p.m. Both members and guests are welcome to attend the free event, which includes drinks and appetizers. However, advance reservations are requested by booking tickets online at www.illinoistimestix.com.

By |June 26th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Illinois State Museum director appointed

Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko has been appointed director of the Illinois State Museum by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). The appointment is the result of a nationwide search by a special committee of the State Museum board. “We’re extremely excited to have Cinnamon on board as the new director of the Illinois State Museum,” said [...]

By |June 12th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

GoWeb1 hires Amanda Zoschke

Amanda Zoschke has joined GoWeb1, located at 400 S. Grand Ave. in Springfield, as a graphic designer. Owner Mark Roberts said, “Amanda's creative and technical skills are the perfect addition to GoWeb1 as we continue to set ourselves apart with creating first-in-class websites, social media content, logos, photography and a full array of branding assets [...]

By |June 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments
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