Join the Kiwanis Club of Springfield-Downtown at Boone's starting October 19th at 5:30pm for their “Third Thursday Social”. If you're looking to get involved in your community but can't make a noon service club meeting. This laid-back event offers opportunities to get involved in community events and fundraising efforts to help serve the children of Sangamon county. Don't miss out on the chance to make a difference in your community! *Food & drinks available for purchase
UIS and the Child Welfare League of America partner to establish simulation training to support new standards for child protective services
The University of Illinois Springfield Alliance for Experiential Problem-Based Learning is partnering with the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) to establish simulation training to support the implementation of new standards for child protective services. The training will be used by child protection investigative workers to better protect children from abuse. The UIS team will develop best practices for simulation training to support the workforce that are aligned with the CWLA’s new Standards of
A free informational session focused on financial wellness for cancer patients will be held Thursday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon on the Infusion Unit, 6th floor, of Springfield Memorial Hospital, 701 N. First St. Sherman Napier, EAS supervisor/information and assistance coordinator for Senior Services of Central Illinois, will be available for questions and support. Additional financial resources will also be available for participants.
Shipra Gupta, an associate professor of marketing in the Department of Management, Marketing and Operations at the University of Illinois Springfield, has been named University Scholar for 2023. The award, considered the University of Illinois System’s highest faculty honor, recognizes outstanding teaching and scholarship. Only one faculty member receives the annual award at UIS. “It is an incredible honor to receive this prestigious award,” Gupta said. “My research best aligns with the scholarship of
For a patient undergoing cancer care, a friendly greeting can make all the difference in their day. SIU Medicine's team of surgeons, radiologists, oncologists, genetic counselors, therapists, nurses and medical staff are seeking volunteers for an important role at Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI). They would like to have more friendly faces at the front desk to greet visitors and make them feel welcome. No experience is needed to serve as a front desk greeter other than the desire to assist people —
WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Center for State Policy and Leadership, College of Public Affairs and Education and Win Together will host a Government Excellence Network Summit that will bring together local government and non-profit leaders for a shared learning experience aimed at empowering them with innovative strategies and practical solutions to drive excellence in their communities. WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25 WHERE: UIS Student Union Ballroom, 2251 Richard Wright
Andy Lunt Sales - Business Development Specialist MASCO Packing & Industrial Supply (217) 744-0339 firstname.lastname@example.orgWhat products and services does your business offer? Distributor of packaging products, boxes, tapes, mailers, corrugated, packing peanuts, COVID-19 supplies, janitorial supplies and equipment. What is one thing you'd like for people to know about your business? Female, family owned. Buy local – shop local! The Ambassadors are The Chamber's membership committee. Committee members
Lincoln Land Community College invites the public to its 19th annual Multicultural Fest Wednesday, Oct. 4. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside A. Lincoln Commons and the Millennium Center on the Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Rd. LLCC Outreach Centers in Jacksonville, Litchfield and Taylorville will also host celebrations. The events are free and open to the public. The annual Multicultural Fest showcases various cultures through food, entertainment and exhibits. On the
More than ever, teachers need an outlet to decompress and laughing off the stress from the school year. UIS Performing Arts Center is excited to present Bored Teachers: We Can’[t Make This Stuff Up! Comedy Tour on May 9, 2024. FRIENDS of UIS Performing Arts Center pre-sales begin Wednesday, September 27th. All remaining tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, September 29th at 10 a.m. at UISpac.com. Tickets are $55 and $35. The #1 teacher-entertainment platform in the world, Bored Teachers,
Disney Concerts today announced that Disney Princess – The Concert, a celebration of the music of Disney’s iconic princesses performed by Broadway stars, will return to the US for a 39-city run kicking off March 5 in Memphis, TN. Tickets on sale to FRIENDS of UIS Performing Arts Center beginning Wednesday, September 27th. All remaining tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, September 29th at 10 a.m. at UISpac.com. Tickets are $79.50, $59.50, $49.50 and $39.50 and available at UISpac.com. The
Grammy-Nominated Music Sensation Celtic Woman Brings 20th Anniversary Tour To UIS Performing Arts Center On April 18th
On the heels of the successful “Postcards From Ireland,” Celtic Woman will carry on its legacy of uplifting performances packed with breath-taking harmonies and instrumental virtuosity. The group today announced it will bring an all-new live show to celebrate its 20th anniversary to UIS Performing Arts Center on April 18, 2024. The Celtic Woman 20th Anniversary Tour will be delighting audiences with its fresh blend of traditional and contemporary Irish music that echoes Ireland's rich musical and cultural
City Water Light and Power crews are responding to a power outage affecting over 3,700 customers served by its Washington Street substation. These customers are located west of Veterans Parkway from W Iles Avenue to the Cider Mill Lane area. Cause of the outage is not yet known. FOLLOW STATUS: Customers can view and track their electric service status from the outage map, available from the Outage Center link at CWLP.com at https://outagemap.cwlp.com/. More information and updates on outage status will
Retirement Announcement: After 9 years on the EP!C team, Steve Rollins, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), has submitted his retirement. From rectifying our pension obligations, overseeing rate projections with the State, assisting in the growth of our operating budget from $13 million to over $22 million, to planning for the next phase of our industry all while keeping that budget balanced, his contributions are endless. Steve will stay on as he trains the new CFO to ensure a smooth transition. New Hire
Lincoln Land Community College invites the public to a haunted house called “Fear 101” on Fridays, Oct. 13, 20 and 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28 from 6:30-11 p.m. The evening haunted house is recommended for ages 13 and up. A special “lights on” version for those younger and less adventurous will be held on Oct. 28 from 4-6 p.m. Fear 101 is sponsored by the LLCC Police Department. Students from construction and art classes assisted in building and decorating the haunted house, which is located in the lower
Garrison Group Joins Forces with Keller Williams Capital, Setting a New Standard in Commercial Real Estate Services in Springfield, IL
Garrison Group, a renowned name in premier commercial real estate services throughout Illinois, is pleased to announce its partnership with Keller Williams, the #1 real estate company in the industry. This exciting collaboration is set to revolutionize the commercial real estate landscape in Springfield, IL, and beyond. With a combined wealth of experience and a shared commitment to excellence, Garrison Group and Keller Williams Capital are poised to deliver unparalleled service and value to their clients.
Free breast cancer screenings will be available at all five Memorial Health hospitals for women aged 40 and older who are uninsured or underinsured during October as part of Mammogram Mondays. Appointments are required; no walk-ins are available. Educational materials will be available, including information on general breast health and how to perform breast self-exams. To schedule an appointment, call the number listed below for a conveniently located hospital. The following hospitals will offer free
UIS and the UIC College of Nursing Springfield Campus to host a “Nurse for a Day” program for high school students
WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) and the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) College of Nursing Springfield Campus are hosting a “Nurse for a Day” program for local high school students. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the nursing and athletic training facilities at UIS and ask questions about applying to the pre-nursing program. WHEN: 9:45-11:55 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 WHERE: UIC College of Nursing Springfield (located on the UIS campus), 2399 Nelson Algren Lane,
WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Active Minds student chapter and Department of Psychology will host the nationally touring Send Silence Packing display on the UIS Quad. The all-day display inspires action for suicide prevention, connects participants with local and national mental health resources and inspires action. Send Silence Packing catalyzes conversations that contribute to a community’s overall positive climate for mental health. WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 WHERE: UIS
Innovate Springfield (iSPI), the University of Illinois Springfield’s business incubator located in downtown Springfield, will host a new business startup educational series for inspiring entrepreneurs titled “iSPI startup map.” The course will be led by angel investor, entrepreneur and lecturer Bruce Sommer from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays beginning Oct. 5 and concluding on Nov. 16. The course is open to the public. The cost is $250 with financial assistance and scholarships available. During this workshop
LLCC’s second annual Cardboard Boat Regatta, sponsored by the LLCC Police Department, will be held on the small lake behind Menard and Sangamon Halls. Twelve teams of students, faculty and staff will compete in handmade, cardboard boats. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. with races beginning at 11 a.m. LLCC Police Chief Chris Russell and participants will be available for interviews.
About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in the course of their lifetime. During 2023, nearly 298,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among U.S. women. In addition, 30 percent of all breast cancer patients will have the disease metastasize, but only 2-5 percent of research funding goes to metastatic breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On October 28, SIU School of Medicine is hosting a 5K run/walk to honor Junaia Carter, MD, a 2010
Meet our newest addition to the new business & accounts management team, Jacqueline Schuerman! Hello, I’m Jacqueline! I am an Account Manager with the Damon Priddy State Farm Agency. I have been in the insurance and financial industry since the turn-of-the-century and there’s no place that I’d rather be! I was born in Springfield, raised in Decatur, attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and returned to Springfield in 1998 to launch my career and family. I have a B.S. in Agricultural and
WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield will host the 21st annual Beaumont Endowed Lincoln Legacy Lecture on “Abraham Lincoln and Digital Humanities” featuring Professor Christopher Oakley, leader of “The Virtual Lincoln Project” at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Asheville, and Michelle A. Krowl, the curator of the Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress. The lecture is free and open to the public. WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 (refreshments and hors d’oeuvres start at 6
Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries is excited to announce the upcoming grand opening of its newest store in Chatham, Illinois schedule for November 2023. The new location at 135 Independence Blvd. will be just north of the current retail store.
UIS ranked the top public regional university in Illinois for a fifth year by U.S. News & World Report
The University of Illinois Springfield has been ranked the top public regional university in Illinois for a fifth consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report in 2024 Best Colleges rankings released today. UIS was also ranked the sixth-best public regional university in the Midwest regional category. “We take pride in our consistent recognition as one of the nation's top public universities,” said UIS Chancellor Janet L. Gooch. “This underscores our unwavering dedication to student achievement and
Debbie Easley, a reimbursement specialist, is the Memorial Health System Resources Colleague of the Month for August. Easley has worked 36 years for Memorial Health and is highly regarded as kind, compassionate, knowledgeable and positive toward co-workers and patients. She trains newcomers and boosts morale in the Reimbursement department by sending thank you notes, bringing treats or sharing words of encouragement. “Debbie is an exceptional trainer and always goes above and beyond for anyone who needs
The Powered by Prairie Heart Walk scheduled on September 23 has been postponed until February. We will send details about the new date in the coming weeks.
GFour Productions, winners of 68 Drama Desk and 54 Tony Awards®, are proudly bringing the brand-new national tour of Menopause The Musical 2: Cruising Through ‘The Change’® to Springfield and will play the UIS Performing Arts Center for only 1 performance, February 27th. Menopause The Musical 2: Cruising Through ‘The Change’® is the sequel to long-running, international hit show Menopause The Musical®, a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The
Bank of Springfield (BOS) recently announced that Ryan Wolfe has joined their commercial lending staff. Ryan brings 23 years of banking experience to BOS and will serve as Vice President. His product specializations include commercial real estate financing, commercial lines of credit, small business lending, and equipment financing. Ryan received his associate degree at Lincoln Land Community College and his B.S. from Illinois State University. He and his wife Kristen live in Springfield and have two
The Sangamon CEO program is joining Innovate Springfield, the University of Illinois Springfield’s downtown business incubator, as part of an agreement with the Illinois State Board of Education’s Regional Office of Career and Technical Education (ROCTE) and iVenturED Inc., the Illinois nonprofit representing the local community interest and support for the program. Started in 2012, Sangamon CEO is an accredited high school and college dual credit program teaching entrepreneurship and leadership to high
Breeze Airways, the U.S.’ only NLCC, or ‘Nice Low Cost Carrier,’ announced today that Springfield, IL will be the latest city to join its growing national network. Breeze will offer twice-weekly service to both Orlando and Tampa, starting December 1 and 4, respectively, with an introductory fare of $49* one-way. The new route to Orlando will be served on Mondays and Fridays, switching to Wednesdays and Saturdays on January 10, while the route to Tampa will be served on Mondays and Fridays.
Mackenzie Dennis, RN, 2B general surgery, at Springfield Memorial Hospital, is the nonprofit hospital’s Colleague of the Month for August. Dennis is known for her excellence in professionalism and patient care. She was recognized for her assistance during a patient discharge where she anticipated the patient’s needs and averted a potentially challenging situation with kindness and compassion. “She made her best efforts to communicate with the patient and the teams not on-site,” wrote her nominator from
PNC’s latest semi-annual survey of small and mid-sized businesses, which concluded Aug. 9, shows that business owner optimism about the outlook for their own business in the next six months has reached a 21-year high amid strong expectations for sales, profits and demand. Despite PNC economists’ predictions for a shallow recession starting in early 2024, business leaders’ outlook about their own companies has risen sharply this fall, with over three-quarters (77%) feeling highly optimistic compared to 49%
The high school boys basketball season will kick off once again in Washington, Illinois, as OSF HealthCare presents The Kevin Brown Memorial Tournament of Champions (KBM TOC). For the 18th year fans will pack Torry Gymnasium at Washington Community High School from November 21-25 as some of the nation’s most talented players take the floor. The invitation-only tournament features teams from California, Florida, Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin, Arkansas and Illinois selected by
Beginning Friday, September 15th, north-bound Ninth Street will be detoured at Allen Street to Scarritt Street for a water service line and hydrant installation at the SMTD Bus Storage Facility. This work is expected to take multiple days and will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Lanes will remain closed until road surface repairs are complete. Motorists should plan to take alternative routes to avoid delays and should slow down and be aware of construction and repair crews and equipment
Diana NielsenVice President, Branch Manager INB (217) 747-5572 email@example.comWhat products and services does your business offer? INB is a privately held national bank. Founded in 1999 in Springfield, IL, the bank offers both personal and commercial banking products and wealth services in Central Illinois. The bank also provides commercial banking services in Missouri and Florida. What is one thing you’d like for people to know about your business? INB is a local community and family-oriented
Assistant Professor of Finance Serkan Karadas has been named the PNC Distinguished Professor in Banking and Finance at the University of Illinois Springfield. The endowed professorship will provide Karadas with significant financial support to conduct research and other academic-related activities. “Karadas is a modern-day renaissance man of banking and finance,” said Somnath Bhattacharya, dean of the UIS College of Business and Management. “He is an intellectually curious, detail-oriented professional who
Our Nutrition Department is still in urgent need of volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors. If you, or someone you know would like to participate, please contact our Nutrition Department at (217) 528-4035, ext.123!
LLCU AMONG SIX ILLINOIS CREDIT UNIONS AWARDED NATIONAL RECOGNITION BY THE CREDIT UNION NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) was among six Illinois credit unions awarded national recognition by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) for their hard work and dedication to their members and communities they serve. LLCU received a 1st Place Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award – an award that honors credit unions for honorable involvement in projects and activities that strengthen local organizations and materially improves individuals’ lives through community
Fall is in the air, and one of Springfield’s seasonal traditions, the Edwards Place Fine Art Fair, will happen on September 16th and 17th on the lawn of Historic Edwards Place at the Springfield Art Association. All the regular fair attractions will be in place, with 50 Artist’s booths, live music, FREE tours of Edwards Place, food vendors, demonstrations, games, the used book sale, and the Pet Painting Station. As always, it is all about high-quality arts and crafts by regional artists. The fair will be
The University of Illinois Springfield’s Center for State Policy and Leadership (CSPL) will discuss the important work it’s doing to promote the public good during its annual showcase event on Thursday, Sept. 14 in the UIS Student Union Ballroom. The event will begin at 8 a.m. with networking and a breakfast, followed by the program from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The Center includes the Office of Graduate Intern Programs, the Alliance for Experiential and Problem Based Learning, the Illinois Innocence Project, the
WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield will hold an investiture ceremony to name Serkan Karadas, assistant professor of finance, as the PNC Distinguished Professor in Banking and Finance. The endowed professorship will provide Karadas with financial support to conduct research and other academic-oriented activities. Following the formal presentation of a medallion signifying the distinguished professorship, Karadas will speak about his research. WHEN: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12,
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Central Illinois Unites Community to End Breast Cancer As We Know It
For more than 30 years, the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has united communities in the nation’s largest movement to end breast cancer as we know it, for everyone. This year, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Central Illinois will take place on Saturday, October 14th at the Hope Institute Pavilion at Southwind Park in Springfield, providing a supportive community for breast cancer survivors and metastatic breast cancer thrivers, caregivers, supporters and families
Tuesday, Sept. 12 LLCC-Springfield10 a.m. – Honey Super Removal at LLCC’s West Lake Nature Grove, 2321 West Lake Shore Drive10:45/11 a.m. – Honey Extraction Demonstration in A. Lincoln Commons, 5250 Shepherd Rd. Dave Cox, Lincoln Land Community College professor of biology, and members of the Prairie State and Lincoln Land Beekeepers Associations will demonstrate the process of honey extraction from beehives. The event is free and open to the public. The process will begin with honey super removal
For a second year in a row, census numbers show that more students are attending the University of Illinois Springfield. After the first 10 days of classes, a total of 4,661 students are enrolled for Fall Semester 2023, an increase of 11% from 4,198 students in fall 2022. “We’re so proud that more students are choosing UIS for a personalized educational experience,” said UIS Chancellor Janet L. Gooch. “Student success is at the center of all we do, and we’re excited to help a growing number of students
Knob Hill Landscape Company is proud to announce it has been awarded an Award of Excellence - Gold Award for Downtown Educational Ecosystem by the National Association of Landscape Professionals. Knob Hill Landscape’s downtown Springfield, Illinois project features over 600 tons of mossy-sandstone boulders, a main pond, shallow water intake bay/pre-filter, three waterfalls for increased oxygenation of the water, an oversized wetland serving as an aquatic planting bed, and multiple layers of river rock. An
WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield will hold three Lunch & Learn Series events this fall. The series is presented by the UIS Alumni SAGE Society and the Illinois State Historical Society.WHEN: Doors open 11 a.m. | Lunch 11:30 a.m. | Program 12-1 p.m. Sept. 13, Oct. 11 and Dec. 7WHERE: Illini Country Club, 1601 Illini Rd., SpringfieldDETAILS:Sept. 13: People, Land and Memories Award-winning writer and librarian Bill Kemp will present “The Unconquerable Kickapoo of Central Illinois,” sharing how
Dawn Hirlinger, executive assistant, recently celebrated 40 years of service at Hanson Professional Services Inc. Hirlinger, who joined the company in 1983 as a receptionist, works at the Springfield headquarters. She later became an administrative assistant for the structural engineering department and was executive assistant from 1990 to 1999 to then-president Gene Wilkinson, after which she was a human resources specialist. She became an executive assistant in 2015, and in this role, she provides
The University of Illinois Springfield held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 6 for a new cutting-edge esports gaming arena that will allow students to virtually compete against other collegiate teams in the United States. “The addition of esports at UIS will give our students valuable skills they can use inside and outside of the classroom,” said UIS Chancellor Janet L. Gooch. ”Esports and STEM disciplines are natural partners and students who are drawn to gaming are often interested in the broader
Lincoln Land Community College’s Computer Science Academy is hosting SkySoar Fest, an outdoor showcase of radio-controlled flyers and drones, on Friday, Sept. 15, 1-3 p.m. on LLCC’s Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Rd., northeast of Cass Gymnasium. In case of rain, displays and presentations will be moved inside to the Student Union in the lower level of Menard Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Faculty from LLCC Computer Science, Agriculture, Geography and Unmanned Aircraft System Remote
This show coming to the UIS Performing Arts Center on Sunday, November 19th will feature classic tracks from the album such as Time, Money, Us and Them and The Great Gig in the Sky. FRIENDS of UIS Performing Arts Center pre-sales begin today, Wednesday, September 6th. All remaining tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, September 8th at 10 a.m. at UISpac.com. Tickets are discounted $5 in advance - $99, $75, $59, $49 and $39. The 2 and a half hours plus set list will also include other
The University of Illinois Springfield will hold a virtual Graduate School Week Sept. 25-29. The week will give students who are thinking about earning a master’s degree a chance to learn more about UIS’ 44 graduate programs of study. “The week provides an ideal chance for aspiring students seeking to further their education, acquire additional skills for career growth or explore career transitions,” said Kathryn Kleeman, UIS director of admission. Each 20 to 30-minute webinar will connect prospective
WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new cutting-edge esports gaming arena that will allow students to virtually compete against other collegiate teams in the United States. WHEN: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 WHERE: UIS Founders Residence Hall, 4800 Eliza Farnham Drive, Springfield DETAILS: Esports is a rapidly growing sport that is extremely popular for collegiate and high school-aged students. Located in a newly renovated space in Founders Residence
Prospective students interested in starting or restarting college or training for a new career are invited to visit Lincoln Land Community College for an open house on Monday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will be held at LLCC’s Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Rd., and at Outreach Centers in Jacksonville (32 N. Central Park Plaza), Litchfield (1 Lincoln Land Dr.) and Taylorville (800 S. Spresser). “Start here at LLCC, whether you are looking to earn a degree or train for a hands-on career,”
Beginning Wednesday, September 6, north-bound and south-bound center and turn lanes of 11th Street at the intersection of Monroe Street will be closed for water main abandonment work associated with the railroad relocation project. Lanes will remain closed until road surface repairs are complete. Motorists should plan to take alternative routes to avoid delays and should slow down and be aware of construction and repair crews and equipment in and near roadways.
'Shoes, Brews & Biz - Vendors and Attendees The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and presenting sponsor, Bank & Trust Company is excited to bring back 'Shoes, Brews & Biz on Thursday, October 5 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm at the LRS Hangar! Chamber members can have a business booth in our Business Expo during the event to showcase their goods and services to approximately 500+ attendees that are in attendance. If interested in becoming a business vendor, there are still spots available. Reserve your