Wednesday, June 1, 2011


The Springfield Municipal Band will begin its summer series of Concerts in the Park on Tuesday, June 7. Each Tuesday evening through August 2, the band will perform in the Douglas Park Band Shell.

The band also will perform its annual Fourth of July concert on the lawn of the Illinois State Capitol.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Patrons of Lincoln Library can now access many materials without having to leave the comfort of their homes or offices. As a new and expanded service, Lincoln Library, the public library of Springfield, now offers ‘Library on the Go,’ a service for downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video. Lincoln Library card holders can check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting Library on the Go ( or following the link on Lincoln Library’s web site (

Users can browse best-selling and classic titles on Library on the Go, check out with a valid Lincoln Library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. The installation of free software is necessary to be able to access the titles. For audiobooks, music, and video: OverDrive® Media Console™. To read eBooks, users will need Adobe® Digital Editions. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod®, Sony® Reader™, Nook™, and many others. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

Monday, February 28, 2011

New recruits begin at Springfield Police Department

Four eager recruits started their weeks long training today at the P. D., but not before they greeted the news media. The K-9s will undergo rigorous training to become partners with their handlers.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


A solution has been reached between the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee and the City, and bar owners and the City which will result in a cost savings for the cleanup following activities surrounding the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

In previous years the City of Springfield had assigned Public Works personnel on the weekend to clean up after the nearly daylong St. Patrick’s day celebration following the parade. This had cost the City some $3,000 to $3,500 each year in overtime. This year, the bar owners have agreed to clean up their blocks during the weekend of the parade. City crews will return to the area on Monday morning to cleaning up the remainder of area.

Additionally, bar owners have agreed to end their outdoor operations at 7:00 p.m. on March 12th, parade day, allowing Fifth Street to be reopened to traffic a short time later. In previous years, it had been closed to traffic until 3:00 a.m. early Sunday morning to allow patrons to continue their celebration in the street.

“This is a good solution for everyone and will save the City considerable overtime costs,” said Mayor Frank Edwards. “We want to make sure that everyone enjoys the St. Patrick’s Day festivities safely and does so in a clean environment. This resolution accomplishes that.”