Government

Election 2022

Candidacies announced for mayor, council races Editor’s note: In the upcoming weeks, The Chronicle will offer each candidate the opportunity to write a guest column in addition to answering a Q&A. Election coverage will be published throughout October and in early November. Candidates are gearing up for the election, and[Read More…]

Lane Nurses Unite

Several PeaceHealth clinics in Eugene have voted to unionize, making them the first to do so in Lane County. The move is in direct response to issues brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic. “They worked tirelessly through the pandemic. They have been trying to help patients there in the Eugene-Springfield[Read More…]

Springfield jail upgrades health services 

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Police Department & City of Springfield have entered into a new partnership with Wellpath, a company providing medical and mental healthcare services to vulnerable patients to provide comprehensive medical services to the adults in custody at the Springfield Municipal Jail.  “Our partnership with WellPath will allow[Read More…]

Springfield City Council considers police tax renewal

CHRONICLE PHOTO – An illuminated Springfield Police sign inside the department. SPRINGFIELD – A key mechanism for funding police and jail services, the Springfield City Council this week provided input for renewing the Police Services Special Operating Levy.  Sam Kelly-Quattrocchi, legislative and economic development analyst for the City, provided council[Read More…]

Springfield council extends road work

Chronicle staff report SPRINGFIELD – The City of Springfield is extending the timeline for the planning phase of the Main Street Safety Project. Springfield Mayor Sean VanGordon provided this direction after considering the amount of public comment and the sheer size of the Draft Main Street Facility Plan. At Monday[Read More…]