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 [...]
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 [...]
Tiger Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical Services has opened a Springfield location at 775 E. Linton Ave., effective July 15. “We’ve been providing service to Springfield for the last year or two, but we officially moved in this year,” said co-owner and managing partner Todd Kiefer. The company, which was founded in 1993, is [...]
$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 [...]
After being vacant for more than five years, the former Aldi’s grocery store at 1150 N. Fifth St. in Springfield is now undergoing renovations in preparation for a new occupant. While the property is part of the Near North Crossing shopping center, located at Fifth Street and North Grand Avenue, the former Aldi’s space has [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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.” [...]
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 [...]