Category: Meetings

High Traffic Freight Trains – Public Information Hearing Tuesday 3/6 4-7pm

Posted on 03/05/12 No Comments

Illinois Department of Transportation Illinois State Rail Plan Public Information hearing March 6, 2012, from 4 – 7 pm Lincoln Library 326 South 7th Street Springfield IL Please attend this meeting and provide input on how the State of Illinois’ Rail Plan will affect our downtown community!

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February 27 Membership Meeting

Posted on 02/07/12 No Comments

ICON Members and Participants: Our February meeting will be next Monday (2/27), 7 p.m., at the First Church of the Brethren, Yale and Ash. Mark Mahoney will be our guest. He will bring us up to date on early results of the new ordinance regarding boarded property. He will also identify the city’s priorities for […]

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ICON Members Get Budget Details from Director McCarty

Posted on 02/07/12 No Comments

The ICON membership was provided information and insight into the 2013 proposed budget by Bill McCarty, Director of the Office of Budget & Management, at the January ICON meeting. The proposed budget reflects an emphasis on repaying old debts and doubling the funds for infrastructure. The budget for the Corporate fund, which is only one […]

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December 2011 Meeting

Posted on 12/01/11 No Comments

We will hold our December meeting this coming Monday the 19th, 7 p.m., at Maldaners. Michael Higgins has invited us to use the basement meeting room and will have soft drinks and refreshments available for us. We will review the following issues-   membership registration   proposed By Law changes   Ordinance Review Committee points […]

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ICON Meeting – August 29th

Posted on 08/25/11 No Comments

To ICON Members and Participants A reminder our August ICON meeting will be held next Monday the 29th at First Church of the Brethren 7 p.m. (Yale and Ash). We will continue our discussion of the current waste pickup program and get an update on the status of the problem property ordinance. There was a […]

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July Meeting Hightlights

Posted on 07/25/11 No Comments

July 25th Meeting Highlights: Another great meeting with a lot of input from a lot of people. Bill Logan, Executive Assistant to the Mayor, provided an update on the meeting with the mayor and aldermen Jobe, Simpson, and Turner, regarding the ICON proposals to eliminate problem properties. With the appointment of Mark Cullen as Corporation […]

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ICON Update 7/22/11

Posted on 07/22/11 No Comments

To ICON Members and Participants   Just a reminder we will meet next Monday, July 25th, 7 p.m. at the First Church of the Brethren, Yale and Ash.   The aldermen who met with Mayor Houston a couple of weeks ago will bring us up to date on their discussion of the ICON proposals. I […]

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Monthly Meeting July 25th 7pm

Posted on 07/20/11 No Comments

Our monthly meeting will take place at First Church of the Brethren (Ash & Yale St.) at 7pm on Monday, July 25th! All are welcome!   Message from Steve: To ICON Members and Participants   We had a great turn out at our June meeting and a very informative discussion of the current efforts to […]

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ICON Monthly Meeting June 27th 7pm

Posted on 06/26/11 No Comments

The Monday, June 25th meeting will be held at the Assisi Conference Center in the Main building of St John’s Hospital. The Assisi Center is right next to the hospital library. There is convenient parking in the garage at Carpenter and North 9th Street. We are anticipating a number of aldermen will attend and review […]

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ICON Monthly Meeting June 1, 7pm

Posted on 06/01/11 No Comments

The last Monday of May falls on Memorial Day so we have changed our meeting date to Wednesday, June 1st. Mark Mahoney, newly appointed Director of Public Works and a driving force behind the formation of the ICON Coalition, will be our special guest. Clear your schedule for the new meeting date and come with […]

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ICON Members Win Aldermanic Seats

Posted on 04/07/11 No Comments

The ICON PAC is pleased and proud to announce that four of its dues paying members have been elected to serve on the Springfield City Council for the next four years. Doris Turner (Ward 3), Sam Cahnman (Ward 5), Cory Jobe (Ward 6), and Joe McMenamin (Ward 7), have all been active participants in reviewing […]

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ICON Celebrates First Birthday

Posted on 03/30/11 No Comments

ICON celebrated its first birthday at the March 28th meeting by announcing its proposed program to eliminate problem properties in the older neighborhoods. The coalition of Inner City Older Neighborhoods first met March 2010 with 19 representatives from 12 neighborhoods. Since the first meeting 71 individuals; neighborhood representatives, city and county officials, aldermen, and candidates […]

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ICON Seeks Candidate’s Positions

Posted on 03/07/11 No Comments

ICON Seeks Candidates’ Positions Download the voting positions of each candidate regarding the key issues in the recommendations (PDF) on our Springfield Election 2011 page along with surveys, radio and print interviews, and candidate endorsements from other organizations. Over 80 people attended the Citywide Aldermanic Forum hosted by ICON, DSI, MBBA, and IPA. Twelve of the […]

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ICON Not Stopped by Storm

Posted on 02/11/11 No Comments

  Even though the State government closed down Monday afternoon, January 31st, 24 ICON members and guest met to review issues regarding the older neighborhoods of Springfield. Included in the group were 3 mayoral candidates (Mike Houston, Bill McCarty, and Sheila Stocks-Smith), 6  aldermanic candidates (Sam Cahnman, Cameron Counts, Michael Higgins, Cory Jobe, Joe McMinamen, […]

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ICON Host Candidates at Holiday Meeting

Posted on 01/14/11 No Comments

 The December ICON meeting was held before the Holiday Season to meet and greet candidates for the April 5th city elections. There where over sixty attendees including three mayoral and six aldermanic candidates including the following     Mayoral             Mike Coffey             Mike Houston             Sheila Stocks-Smith       Aldermanic             Cameron Courts             Mike Higgins             […]

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ICON Officers Elected

Posted on 01/14/11 No Comments

November ICON PAC Meeting ICON members unanimously confirmed the slate of officers recommended by the temporary Steering Committee. The ICON PAC officers for the next two years are             Steve Combs, Chairman             Michelle Higginbotham, Vice Chairman             Jamie Adair, Secretary             Bill Castor, Treasure             Jen Aholt, Parliamentarian The temporary Steering Committee recommended the […]

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ICON Forms PAC

Posted on 11/29/10 No Comments

As of the October 25th meeting the ICON Coalition is now the Springfield ICON PAC. Michelle Higginbotham (Enos Park) made the motion to except the Springfield ICON PAC by-laws which was seconded by Carol Kneedler (MBBA) and unanimously approved by 29 representatives from 15 neighborhood associations. With the addition of five new participants at the […]

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ICON Ready to Confront Problem Properties

Posted on 10/11/10 No Comments

We continue to increase the number of people participating in the ICON meetings. There were three new representatives at the September meeting which makes a total of 39 different participants representing 19 neighborhood associations from 6 wards. Our next meeting will be Monday, October 25th, 7 p.m. at the First Church of the Brethren (Ash […]

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Next ICON Meeting: 8/30 7pm First Church of the Brethern

Posted on 08/18/10 No Comments

Our next meeting will be Monday, August 30th, 7 p.m. at the First Church of the Brethren, Ash and Yale. Jim Langfelder, City Treasure,  will join us to talk about some of the  recommendations he made to the City Council regarding ways to stay on top of money due the city and steps to take to collect […]

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