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    Partners announce Regional Health Assessment Plan, ask for community feedback

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department would like to remind the public that parking lot or roadside sales of domestic animals by private citizens inside the City of Springfield are no longer permitted. Read on...
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    July 27 City Council meeting summary

    Springfield City Council met at Historic City Hall at 6:30 p.m. July 27. A written summary and video recording of meeting are available. Read on...
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    Fire Department Annual Report highlights a memorable year

    Reaccreditation and the first ever Collective Bargaining Agreement are among the historic events outlined in the 2014 Annual Report of the Springfield Fire Department. Read on...
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    Springfield police conducted saturation patrol Thursday

    On July 23, the Springfield Police Department conducted a DWI saturation patrol. Six drivers were arrested for Driving While Intoxicated during the time of the operation. Read on...
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    Nuisance properties bill to help City improve housing conditions

    City Council at its Monday night meeting will hear a second reading and vote on a bill that City staff think is the next step in addressing chronic nuisance properties in Springfield. Read on...
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    First half of 2015 shows significant drop in fires

    Fires in the city of Springfield during the first half of the year are down 28% over the same time period last year. Cooking fires remain a primary concern. Read on...
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    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

    The second quarter of 2015 saw an overall increase in crime by 6 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of April through June 2014, and it is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Public Safety Report. Read on...
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    City releases 2014 Year in Review

    Find out what the City was up to in 2014 by checking out our 2014 interactive Year in Review report.
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    City confirms petition seeking judgment on sheriff's contractual requirement regarding jail

    The City of Springfield confirms filing a petition today in Greene County Circuit Court seeking a declaratory judgment on Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott’s contractual requirement to accept municipal prisoners. Read on...
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    Judge Becky Borthwick appointed to Missouri Supreme Court municipal judge education committee

    According to Missouri Supreme Court Justice Patricia Breckenridge, Springfield Municipal Court Judge Becky Borthwick was appointed on July 8 to the 13-member Missouri Supreme Court’s Municipal Judge Education Committee for a term ending Dec. 31, 2017. Read on...
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    Full lineup of Birthplace of Route 66 Festival events announced

    Events will include a Route 66 parade, two-day car and motorcycle show, a motorcycle poker run, two nights of concerts, drive-in movie, vendor village, 6.6 mile run and a confab of Route 66 authors, artists, collectors and associations. Read on...
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    National organization recognizes Springfield Fire Department's sprinkler education efforts

    The Springfield Fire Department has been recognized for its efforts to help Springfield citizens understand the life-saving importance of installing fire sprinkler systems in homes. Read on...
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    Garage burglaries trending upward

    One common form of burglary during the summer months is entering open garage doors, and just as in past summers, the Springfield Police Department has been noticing an increase in this type of criminal behavior. Read on...
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    Municipal Prisoner Ban Chronology

    Read about the City's efforts to compromise with Sheriff Jim Arnott on our Municipal Prisoner Ban Chronology page. Read on...
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    Mayor announces “No Agreement Reached” on jail issue

    Mayor Bob Stephens announced Friday that City and County have failed to reach agreement on the jailing of municipal prisoners. Stephens said City Council will meet in a special closed session on Monday for the purpose of discussing potential litigation. Read on...
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    Mayor: Future for Springfield continues to be bright

    More than 300 attendees gathered to hear Mayor Bob Stephens share his views this morning about the state of Springfield during the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfield! at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds and Event Center (e-Plex). Read on...
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    July sales tax revenue up 9% compared to budget

    The City of Springfield's July 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 9% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in June from transactions made primarily in May. Read on...
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    Movies at Founders Park begins Friday, July 10

    See recent release and classic movies in a family-friendly outdoor setting
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    American Airlines brings Springfield non-stop service to Charlotte, North Carolina

    American Airlines begins new, non-stop service between Springfield and Charlotte-Douglas International Airport beginning Nov. 5. Tickets go on sale July 5. Read on...
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    Aquathon Series and 12th Annual Kid’Athlon events offer triathlon-style races

    Swim and run races for all ages in July; Kid’Athlon for kids only Aug. 1
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    Park Board offers discount theme park tickets

    Get discount tickets for Missouri theme parks through the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Read on...
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    Reminder: Parking lot animal sales no longer permitted

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department would like to remind the public that parking lot or roadside sales of domestic animals by private citizens inside the City of Springfield are no longer permitted. Read on...
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    Construction begins June 15 to restore South Creek along Sunset Street

    The City’s Public Works and Environmental Services departments will begin construction June 15 on the South Creek Restoration Project, which will remove the concrete channel and restore the creek to a more natural condition in along Sunset Street. Read on...
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    Pick up a Passport to Healthy Living for summer surprises and prizes

    Passport available Tuesday, May 26, at libraries and Park Board facilities
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    WalletHub names Springfield third-best city for doing business in the U.S.

    WalletHub analyzed the relative start-up opportunities that exist in the 150 most populated U.S. cities. Springfield ranked third on the list. View the findings
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    Birthplace of Route 66 Festival concert to feature Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

    The Gillioz Theatre and Dwight Glenn Productions are proud to present the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with special guests Pure Prairie League on Friday, Aug. 14 at the Gillioz Theatre. Reserved seating tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, April 10. Read on...
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    Diversity in SGF

    Springfield leaders share the sentiment that diversity and inclusion are extremely important aspects of community culture.
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    City Jobs

    The City of Springfield offers challenging employment opportunities to people interested in careers in public service at the municipal level. View job openings.
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