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Posted on: January 28, 2015

Chief Williams provides update on Officer Pearson

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams, along with the family of Officer Aaron Pearson, would l...Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2015

Springfield-Greene Co. 911 Emergency Communications fields 490,143 total calls in 2014

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In 2014, the Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communications department averaged more than 20,500 9-1-1 calls per month with nearly 80% from mobile devices, says Director Zim Schwartze.

The Springfiel...Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2015

Green Building Task Force recommends program to finance energy conservation improvements

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield-Greene County Green Building Task Force presented its recommendations to City Council and the Greene County Commission Jan. 27.

Included in the recommendations is encouraging and incentivizing...Read on...

View the report.
Posted on: January 26, 2015

Park Board, CU and City Council agree to Chesterfield water tank and three park lease extensions

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The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has entered into agreement with City Utilities of Springfield to construct an elevated water tank at Chesterfield Park. In a related action, CU has entered into 50-year lease extensions with the Park Board for CU-o...Read more »

Posted on: January 26, 2015

Chief Williams issues statement following shooting of officer

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Our police department has been struck by a tragic incident this morning. The health of our inju...Read on...

View the media briefing.
Posted on: January 26, 2015

Officer in serious, but stable condition; subject in custody for questioning

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A Springfield Police officer was shot when he responded to a "check person" call this morning around 1:30 a.m. He is in serious, but stable condition at a local hospital. The suspect in the shooting, which occurred near Chestnut and Glenstone, T...Read on...

Posted on: January 23, 2015

ZOOPER Bowl Week at Dickerson Park Zoo kicks off Jan. 24

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Before you settle in next weekend to watch the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks in Super Bow...Read more »

Posted on: January 22, 2015

Business, marketing, IT skills in greatest demand locally over next 5-10 years, according to survey

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More than 300 local workforce professionals attended the first MOmentum 2015: State of the Workforce Luncheon. View a slideshow, video and Executive Summary of the event.

Posted on: January 20, 2015

Filing closes for City Council seats

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Filing closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday for those interested in running for a City Council seat or for Springfield mayor.

Five of nine council seats are on the ballot. The following seats are up for election:

<...Read on...

Posted on: January 19, 2015

Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The fourth quarter of 2014 saw an overall decrease in crime by 4 percent. This is in comparison...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2015

Search warrants executed at pawn shops

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department is executing two related search warrants today. The warrants ...Read on...

Posted on: January 13, 2015

Public Works to alter overnight traffic signal operations at 13 Springfield intersections

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Works traffic engineers have recently identified a trend of increasing numbers of crashes at several Springfield intersections during the overnight hours, while traffic signals are flashing red. To addre...Read on...

Posted on: January 12, 2015

Volunteers needed for local boards and commissions

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is currently taking applications for a variety of boards and commissions.

Current openings include:

  • Read on...

    Download volunteer packet.
  • Posted on: January 9, 2015

    Mayor issues proclamation designating Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in Springfield

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    Mayor Bob Stephens today presented Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams with a proclamation designating Jan. 9, 2015 as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in the City of Springfield.

    "I urge all citizens to join with me in commending law enforcem...Read on...

    View the proclamation.
    Posted on: January 8, 2015

    Public Works asks for input on updated design standards

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Public Works is updating the content of the Design Standards, General Conditions and Technical Specifications and Standard Drawing Details for Public Improvements documents, and asks consultants, co...Read on...

    Download Design Guide documents.
    Posted on: January 7, 2015

    City Clerk announces retirement; assistant to be appointed acting City Clerk

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield City Clerk Brenda Cirtin formally announces she will retire in August 2015. She and City Council have agreed upon a transition plan that includes appointing current assistant city clerk Anita Cotter ...Read on...

    Posted on: January 6, 2015

    Public Works to complete several intersection improvement projects in 2015

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield’s Public Works department provided a quarterly projects update at today’s Council Lunch meeting.

    Projects currently under construction include:

    • The Battlefield Road and U...Read on...

    Public Works Current Projects Map
    Posted on: January 5, 2015

    House fires continue to fall in Springfield

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield firefighters responded to 236 house fires in Springfield in 2014, down 16% from 3 years a...Read on...

    Fire safety education and resources
    Posted on: December 29, 2014

    Winter 2015 Park Bench activities guide available

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    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has published the Winter 2015 edition of The Park Bench activities guide.

    Posted on: December 23, 2014

    Climbing flu numbers prompt hospital visitor restrictions

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    With confirmed flu cases continuing to climb at historic rates in Greene County, the Springfield Health Department and the healthcare community have opted to implement visitor restrictions to hospital facilities...Read on...

    View statement from Greene County hospitals.
    Posted on: December 16, 2014

    City Council receives independent audit report

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield City Council received an “unmodified” (the highest level given) opinion on the City’s financial statement audit from the City’s independent auditing firm, BKD.

    There was a positive change in ...Read on...

    Download audit report.
    Posted on: December 16, 2014

    Phase I of Government Plaza parking lot reconstruction complete; public lot reopens

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The public parking lot directly in front of the Busch Municipal Building will reopen to the public at 7 a.m., Wednesday. The new parking lot will allow traffic to enter at the new north entrance on Robberson Av...Read on...

    Visit Big Urbie's Web site.
    Posted on: December 9, 2014

    Task force report outlines City and County challenges

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A task force consisting of City of Springfield and Greene County staff worked for the past 18 months to identify challenges facing both governmental entities and reported them to City Council and the Greene Coun...Read on...