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Enos Park Homes For Sale

Posted on 10/09/11 No Comments

Buy a House for Less Than $5,000   Click the link above for the latest story from News Channel 20 regarding homes for sale in the Enos Park Neighborhood.   Six Enos Park homes opened up for urban pioneers   Click the link above for the latest story from the SJ-R regarding homes for sale […]

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A Note From Steve

Posted on 10/07/11 No Comments

To ICON Members and Participants Last Tuesday the ordinance promoted by ICON regarding increased fines and time limits on correcting violations was introduced by Cory Jobe, Doris Turner, Gail Simpson, and Kris Theilen at the Council meeting. This coming Tuesday, October 11th, 5:30 p.m. the Committee of the Whole will review the ordinance for final […]

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Neighborhood Sues Owners of Abandoned House

Posted on 09/24/11 No Comments

Please, view the IT article below. http://www.illinoistimes.com/Springfield/article-9132-neighborhood-sues-owners-of-abandoned-house.html

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Sustainable Springfield

Posted on 09/15/11 No Comments

Sustainable Springfield, Inc. will host two presenters on Wednesday, September 21 from 6:30 – 8:00pm at the Carnegie Room North of the Lincoln Library, Seventh and Capitol Streets. The meeting is free and open to the public. The first speaker will be Sue Kemp with Decatur Is Growing Gardens (DIGG). DIGG is a gardening effort […]

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Ordinance Proposal

Posted on 07/26/11 No Comments

Below is the list of time lines and fees that are being proposed. Registration of Rental Properties 30 days to register rental property with the city at the start of the fiscal year. Owners contact information required and property manager’s contact information if the owner doesn’t live in Sangamon County. Registration Fee – Free Late […]

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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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Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe talks about Abandoned Properties

Posted on 06/21/11 No Comments

WTAX podcast Tuesday, June 21 Bob Murray talks with the Alderman about possible new abandoned property rules for the City of Springfield. Listen to the podcast…

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ICON nuisance property ordinance

Posted on 06/20/11 No Comments

Today was a big day for ICON, with a front page article in the SJR highlighting our efforts to move forward with an ordinance that will increase fines for boarded properties, establish time limits for how long a property can remain boarded, and crack down on code violations that are not corrected within a specified […]

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New Public Works Director Mahoney to speak at ICON meeting

Posted on 05/27/11 No Comments

Mark Mahoney, Springfield’s newly appointed Director of Public Works, will be the guest speaker at Wednesday’s meeting of the Inner City Older Neighborhood Coalition. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Bunn Auditorium of the Carol Jo Vecchie Women and Children’s Center in St. John’s Hospital. The public is invited. As an alderman, Mahoney […]

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Mayor Houston Wins Third Term

Posted on 04/07/11 No Comments

Mike Houston will be serving his third term as mayor of Springfield. The ICON PAC wants to congratulate Mayor Houston on his victory. We are excited and pleased that the Mayor took such a strong position regarding the elimination of boarded properties during his campaign. One of his earliest press conferences was held in front […]

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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 to Host Aldermanic Forum with DSI, MBBA, and IPA

Posted on 01/14/11 No Comments

  The ICON PAC , in partnership with Downtown Springfield Inc., MacArthur Boulevard Business Association, and the Illinois Peoples Action group, will host a Citywide Aldermanic Forum, Thursday, March 3rd, 7 p.m., at the Dove Center, St. John’s Hospital.  A series of issues and questions from the four host will be provided to each candidate two weeks before […]

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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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Neighborhood groups turn focus to 2011 city council elections

Posted on 08/25/10 No Comments

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