Independent Coalition for Our Neighborhoods

ICON to Host Aldermanic Forum with DSI, MBBA, and IPA


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 the event. The master of ceremonies will regulate time and opportunity for all candidates to speak to the issues. The candidates will be provided time at the end of the general discussion to summarize their candidacy.

The four organizations hosting the event are

ICON PAC, coalition of individuals lobbying for restoration of inner city older neighborhoods by addressing issues of  distressed properties, garbage collection, nuisance abatement

 DSI, works to preserve, promote and enhance Springfield’s historic central business district to help make downtown Springfield an ideal place to shop, work, visit, invest, and live.  

MBBA, supports welfare of all MacArthur Boulevard businesses and works to promote, develop and preserve MacArthur Boulevard as a desirable place to work, shop and live.

IPA, Illinois Peoples Action group lobbies for issues of homeless, night bus service, predatory lenders and increasing community reinvestment (CRA)