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Posted on: July 28, 2015

Partners announce Regional Health Assessment Plan, ask for community feedback

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A variety of organizations working across the spectrum of health in our community have come together to better understand the health status, behaviors and needs of the populations they serve.
And now they need...Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2015

Fire Department Annual Report highlights a memorable year

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Reaccreditation and the first ever Collective Bargaining Agreement are among the historic events outl...Read on...

2014 Annual Report
Posted on: July 24, 2015

Springfield police conducted saturation patrol Thursday

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On July 23, the Springfield Police Department conducted a DWI saturation patrol. Six drivers we...Read on...

Posted on: July 24, 2015

Nuisance properties bill to help City improve housing conditions

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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.

At a series of nine lis...Read on...

Posted on: July 23, 2015

First half of 2015 shows significant drop in fires

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Fires in the city of Springfield during the first half of the year are down 28% over the same time period last year. There were 349 fires between January 1 and July 1 of 2015, compared to 484 fires between Janua...Read on...

Fire Prevention in Apartments
Posted on: July 21, 2015

Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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The second quarter of 2015 saw an overall increase in crime by 6 percent. This is in comparison...Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2015

City releases 2014 Year in Review

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Find out what the City was up to in 2014 by checking out our 2014 interactive Year in Review report.

Posted on: July 14, 2015

City confirms petition seeking judgment on sheriff's contractual requirement regarding jail

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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...

Posted on: July 14, 2015

Judge Becky Borthwick appointed to Missouri Supreme Court municipal judge education committee

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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 Co...Read on...

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Posted on: July 13, 2015

Full lineup of Birthplace of Route 66 Festival events announced

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Please mark your calendar to celebrate all things Route 66 Aug. 14-16 at the fifth annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in downtown Springfield. This year's festival promises to be the best yet!

Eve...Read on...

Visit Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Web site.
Posted on: June 26, 2015

National organization recognizes Springfield Fire Department's sprinkler education efforts

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The national, nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) has named Springfield Fire Department a ...Read on...

Home Fire Spinkler Coalition
Posted on: July 13, 2015

Garage burglaries trending upward

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One common form of burglary during the summer months is entering open garage doors, and just as...Read on...

Crime Prevention
Posted on: July 10, 2015

Municipal Prisoner Ban Chronology

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Read about the City's efforts to compromise with Sheriff Jim Arnott on our Municipal Prisoner Ban Chronology page.

Posted on: July 10, 2015

Mayor announces “No Agreement Reached” on jail issue

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Springfield 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 Mond...Read on...

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Posted on: July 9, 2015

Mayor: Future for Springfield continues to be bright

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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 Em...Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2015

July sales tax revenue up 9% compared to budget

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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 trans...Read on...

View Sales Tax Chart
Posted on: July 5, 2015

Movies at Founders Park begins Friday, July 10

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The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s annual Movies at Founders Park series begins Friday, July 10, bringing recent release and classic movies to a family-friendly outdoor setting in downtown Springfield’s Founders Park. The series continues every Fr...Read more »

Movie titles and dates
Posted on: July 2, 2015

American Airlines brings Springfield non-stop service to Charlotte, North Carolina

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American Airlines begins new, non-stop service between Springfield and Charlotte-Douglas International Airport beginning Nov. 5. Tickets go on sale July 5.

This new service gives the Springfield airport 11 no...Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2015

Aquathon Series and 12th Annual Kid’Athlon events offer triathlon-style races

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The Springfield-Greene County Park Board hosts two triathlon-style events in the coming weeks.

The Aquathon Series features weekly kids’ and adults’ swim-run races every Tuesday evening throughout July (beginning July 7) at 7 p.m. at...Read more »

Posted on: June 12, 2015

Park Board offers discount theme park tickets

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* Update June 25: This news release includes some updated ticket prices.

Discount tickets are now available for Missouri theme parks through the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, in partnership with the Missouri Park and Recreation Association. Di...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2015

Reminder: Parking lot animal sales no longer permitted

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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...

Posted on: June 8, 2015

Construction begins June 15 to restore South Creek along Sunset Street

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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 natu...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2015

Pick up a Passport to Healthy Living for summer surprises and prizes

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Sample Springfield’s many free activities promoting physical and mental health this summer with the Passport to Health Living, and be entered into an Aug. 22 drawing for great prizes including a Real Pad digital tablet, provided by AARP of Springfield.
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AARP magazine article about passport
Posted on: May 1, 2015

WalletHub names Springfield third-best city for doing business in the U.S.

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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

Posted on: April 7, 2015

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival concert to feature Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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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...Read on...

Visit Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Web site.
Posted on: March 19, 2015

Diversity in SGF

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

Posted on: October 28, 2011

City Jobs

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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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