Demolition of old Pillsbury Mills site begins

The remaining buildings at the old Pillsbury Mills site are set to be demolished. Chris Richmond, the president of Moving Pillsbury Forward, the organization that acquired the site, said they’ll start by tearing down the first 50,000 square feet of... More

Big plans for county health department

Clients seeking medical care, employment training and rental and utility assistance will find more of these services in one place after a planned $5 million expansion and renovation at the Sangamon County Department of Public Health. More

Bring back the city education liaison

From UACT President Sheila Stocks-Smith: As the city’s education liaison, I provided advice and counsel to the mayor and municipal leaders on educational priorities; developed and supported partnerships between city departments, schools and community groups; represented the mayor’s office on national,... More

Black leaders outline solutions for economic inequity

Black residents of Springfield face income disparity that is greater than any other metro area in the U.S., according to an investigation on segregation conducted by Governing magazine and published in January 2019. Springfield is also among the most segregated third of... More

City approves one-year homeless shelter strategy

The Springfield City Council passed a one-year plan to convert the former Salvation Army facility at 221 N. 11th Street, now the site of a tent city, into an overflow homeless shelter. The compromise came after talk last month of... More

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