Pitts: ‘Culture shift’ needed beyond SPD

EMMA ROUTLEY/2020 FILE PHOTO City leaders said they have taken action steps to address public concerns regarding Springfield police behavior and accountability. SPRINGFIELD – Residents this week criticized the Springfield City Council for “inaction” in enforcing police accountability, and the council contended that changes don’t come fast or easy, but[Read More…]

Domestic violence support group all business helping others go from ‘surviving’ to ‘thriving’

EMMA ROUTLEY/CHRONICLE PHOTO Julie Weismann, usually working out of her home office during the pandemic, can still be found at Womenspace’s headquarters, leading a team of staff and volunteers at the nonprofit agency. There’s a bottom-line reality for all businesses, even those in the nonprofit or “charity” world: the ledger[Read More…]

Springfield weighs two Glenwood projects

SPRINGFIELD – The Glenwood riverfront property has piqued the interest of developers in Springfield, and the Springfield Economic Development Agency (SEDA) this week heard two unsolicited pitches for its redevelopment.  SEDA and City have assembled about nine acres of Glenwood riverfront property for future redevelopment, and the SEDA Board on[Read More…]