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Breaking down reality to create Greyhound

Springfield native Aaron Schneider directs Tom Hanks’ latest film By Chuck Koplinski   It’s a long way from Chatham Road to Hollywood, California, but it’s a journey Springfield native Aaron Schneider has made over the course of his 54 years. The filmmaker, who cut his teeth as a cinematographer on videos for Eminem and Cyprus [...]

Building permit roundup – July 20 – July 26

Read which building permits were recently approved by the City of Springfield. Kattom EID obtained a commercial remodel permit for work at Rafeeqs Mini Mart at 100 W. Ash St. The owner is the contractor and the project is valued at $4,500. WIBC, Inc. in care of Daniel Call obtained a commercial remodel permit for [...]

By |July 29th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

$41 million investment in Springfield-Sangamon County Transportation Center. Construction will begin in the current fiscal year.

The City of Springfield is one step closer to achieving a centralized public transportation hub following the announcement of a $41 million state contribution earmarked for the Springfield-Sangamon County Transportation Center, advanced in the General Assembly by State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill). The landmark investment is part of the state’s latest Multi-Year Plan under [...]

By |July 29th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Keeping it in the family

By David Blanchette You can’t pick your family, the saying goes, but many people do just that when deciding how to open, run and sustain a small business. According to the Family Owned Business Institute, there are 5.5 million family businesses in the United States and those companies contribute 57% of the nation’s gross domestic [...]

LLCC offering solar energy training at reduced cost

Lincoln Land Community College, in partnership with Wind Solar USA, is offering two, four-week solar energy classes this summer at a reduced price. The trainings will be offered in a hybrid format, each using online learning with one, hands-on lab held in the Workforce Careers Center on the LLCC-Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road. “If you [...]

By |June 24th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wild Thorn Beauty Studio

After being in the cosmetology industry for eight years, Lindsey Winkler opened her own business, Wild Thorn Beauty Studio, on June 1. “I started at a commission-based salon and moved to renting a space in another salon,” said Winkler, a Springfield native. “But this is my dream; I wanted to transition to my own business.” [...]

By |June 24th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Building permit roundup

Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between May 18 and May 31. Woodmire Court Condos obtained a commercial roofing permit for 1248 South Grand Ave. West. Sutton’s, Inc. is the contractor and the project is valued at $25,000. Ameren Illinois Company in care of Ameren Services Tax Department obtained a [...]

By |June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments