Should Springfield have two high schools?

Springfield School District 186 faces challenges familiar to many urban school districts. Academic achievement at district high schools lags behind state averages. Parents are voting with their feet as they choose to live outside the district or enroll kids in... More

Movie Night

REAP has joined forces with SHARE United and the Springfield Park District to present movie night at sundown featuring Black Panther at Kiwanis Park on August 3rd. Come early for pre-movie popcorn, games, and more. More

Poplar Place Garden Party

REAP and the Family Communication’s Center are teaming up to help launch genH’s Poplar Place Garden Work Days on July 19, 2018. Click picture for flyer (can that be easily done?). Regular work days with healthy foods and educational activities... More

SMTD holding public hearings on bus route changes

The Sangamon Mass Transit District will be holding a series of eight public meetings in February to get input from riders on a new route system planned to go into effect when the district moves its downtown transfer center. Read... More

Sangamon Valley Trail Extension Open to the Public

The new six-mile extension of the Sangamon Valley Trail north of Stuart Park will officially open to the public Thursday. For area cyclists and joggers, that means the length of the Sangamon Valley Trail will jump from about six miles... More

Report Urges Change in Economic Strategy

Springfield and Sangamon County must rethink economic development and job creation to reverse years of slowing tax revenues, stagnant population growth and traditional reliance on state government, say local supporters of a proposed public-private corporation that would lead that effort. More

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