Neighborhood News
Friday, November 2, 2018
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Fall Yard Waste / Leaf Pickup
The City of Springfield's residential fall yard waste/leaf pickup collection period is now through the week of Monday, December 3 . Residents must place their leaves in paper yard waste bags or plastic containers that are no more than 30 gallons and weigh no more than 50 lbs. Yard waste should be placed curbside by 7:00 a.m. each Monday morning during the yard waste collection period
  • Bags should be placed at the end of driveways or on parkways between the sidewalk and street;
  • Do not remove the bagged leaves from the curb once you place it there;
  • All bags in compliance will be picked up and there is no need to call to schedule the service;
  • Do not use any type of tape on leaf bags to seal it shut as the tape is not recyclable;
  • Plastic bags, grocery sacks or boxes are not accepted as containers;
  • Yard waste stickers do not need to be placed on the bags during this collection period.
  • Residents should be advised that sweeping leaves into the street is a city violation and doing so could result in a fine. 

Residents may also bring their yard waste to Evans Recycling, located at 2100 J. David Jones Parkway, Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays between 7:00 a.m. and 12-noon.  Drop off is free during the collection time period . For questions about the City of Springfield yard waste and leaf pickup, please email Public Works or call 217.789.2255.  
Construction / Road Work

  • Woodland Avenue (Walnut - Douglas) - minor repairs

  ASPHALT PAVING (patching)

  • St. Luke's Court


  • East-West Alley from Lincoln to Illinois, between Jefferson and Washington
  • North-South Alley between College and Spring from Cornell to Outer Park
  • North-South Alley between Lincoln and Illinois from Jefferson to Washington
  • North-South Alley between 4th and 5th from Vine to South Grand
  • North-South between 4th and 5th from Vine to S. Grand


  • Redlands Drive


  • Chatham Rd (Barberry Ln-Lawrence) and other various locations 

  • South 5th Street (at Stanford)
  • South 6th St (Stanford – Princeton)
  • Abercromby Ridge
  • Briarcreek Drive
  • Chatham Road (Blackberry – Monroe)
  • Hampshire Place 
  • Killarney Road
  • McGregor Lane
  • Mackenzie Place
  • Monmouth
  • Muirfield Road
  • Portsteward Drive
  • Preston Dr (Mansion-Muirfield)
  • Rosewell Point
  • Stonehaven Ridge
  • Tartan Way
  • Thornhill Drive
  • Treyburn Court
  • Westminster Court
  • Windemere Bay
  • Woodmore Drive  


  • Reynolds St (Rutledge - 2nd St)

City Announcements
The City Council will hold its first meeting in November on Wednesday, November 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. This date change is due to Tuesday's election.

The 2018 Ward Meetings are underway. Residents are encouraged to come out and share their thoughts, ideas and concerns with Mayor Langfelder and City Alderpersons. City of Springfield department representatives will also be present at these meetings. Following are the remaining Ward meetings. Residents are invited to attend any Ward meeting they wish. If you are not sure which ward you live in, please check the online map .
Ward 4 - Alderman Fulgenzi
Saturday, November 3 at 10:00 a.m.
Fulgenzi's Pizza & Pasta - 1168 E. Sangamon Avenue

Ward 8 - Alderman Theilen
Monday, November 5 at 5:30 p.m.
LRS - 2401 W. Monroe

Ward 2 - Alderman Senor
Thursday, November 8 at 5:30 p.m.
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church - 908 S. Martin Luther King Drive

Ward 1 - Alderman Redpath
Monday, November 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Elks Club #158 - 409 E. Lake Shore Drive

Joint Ward Meetings
Ward 5 - Alderman Proctor and Ward 6 - Alderwoman DiCenso
Wednesday, November 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Inn at 835 - 835 2 nd Street

Ward 9 - Alderman Donelan and Ward 10 - Alderman Hanauer
Thursday, December 6 at 5:30 p.m.
St. John’s Lutheran Church - 2477 W. Washington

Springfield was selected to be in a national contest to receive the Levitt AMP [Your City] matching grant, which would bring 10 FREE CONCERTS to the Y-block in 2019. To make this happen WE NEED YOUR VOTE!   Go to and register. Then vote for Springfield!  It only takes 1 minute to vote to bring free music to our community next summer. Voting ends November 20.
Veterans and their families are invited to the Mayor’s Veterans Reception on Friday, November 9 hosted by the Veteran’s Advisory Council. The reception will take place from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 809, 1800 E. Capitol Avenue. This gathering is to say thank you for your service to our country. Brief remarks will be given at 6:00 p.m. For more information call the Mayor’s Office at 217.789.2200.  

The City of Springfield is actively recruiting new firefighters for the Springfield Fire Department.  Interested applicants are encouraged to attend one of the four information sessions offered by the City of Springfield’s Office of Human Resources. Each of these sessions will take place in the City of Springfield Council Chambers located at 300 S. 7 th Street on the 3 rd Floor. Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to each session.
  • Saturday, November 3 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, November 14 at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 29 at 5:30 p.m.
To sign-up for one of the orientations, email or call 217.789.2446 with the attendee’s name and the date and time of the session the individual plans to attend. For complete information including qualifications and the testing process, please visit our website .
The Springfield Police invite you to join them tomorrow, Saturday, November 3, for the 4 th annual Troops & Cops for Kids Charity Hockey Game, at the Nelson Center - 1601 N. 5 th Street. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and puck drops at 6:00 p.m. Cost is $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Kids 8 and under are free. Advance tickets sold at all Qik-n-EZ Springfield locations. Proceeds will benefit the Child Life Program at HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital. 
St. Joseph’s Home, together with the City of Springfield and the Illinois Governor’s Mansion, unveiled the 2018 city ornament depicting the recently renovated Illinois Governor’s Mansion and the Illinois Bicentennial. It is the 26 th ornament in the City of Springfield series celebrating hometown landmarks and events. This year’s ornament is the result of a partnership between St. Joseph’s Home and the Illinois Governor’s Mansion Association. Proceeds from the sale of the ornament will benefit both non-profit organizations. Ornaments will be available for purchase ($29) at St. Joseph’s Home and selected Springfield area businesses. 
Lincoln Library Activities/Classes
All activities are free and take place at Lincoln Library, 326 S. 7 th Street. For a complete listing of library events, visit their website .

2:00 p.m. - Carnegie Room
Movies on the big screen and open to all ages.

Monday, November 5 - 10:15 a.m. - Youth Services, 1st Floor
Toddler Time is for children 18 months to 3 - years - old and their adults. Enjoy short picture books, movement and music with your favorite toddler at this interactive story time designed for walking children. Each 20 minute session ends with a fun enrichment activity .
BABY TIME will follow at 11:00 a.m. Baby Time is for children 0-18 months and their adults. Enjoy one-on-one time that includes stories rhymes, music and activities .

Tuesday, November 6
2:00 p.m. - Nancy Huntley Computer Classroom, 2 nd Floor
Learn about the keyboard, mouse, monitor and printer as well as how to turn on/off a computer, how to open/close a program and more. Attendees must take this class before any other computer class if they are not comfortable using a computer.  Pre-registration is required .

W ednesday, November 7
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and Trivia begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. - Carnegie North
Costumes Encouraged
Upcoming Events
Friday, November 2, 6 p.m.
Saturday, November 3, 6 p.m.
Capital City Bar & Grill, 3149 S. Dirksen Parkway
Independent films with complimentary snacks and popcorn. $10 per session or $35 for all four sessions. 

Saturday, November 3
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Farm and Home Supply, 3030 Wabash Avenue

Saturday, November 3 , 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 4, Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Hope Presbyterian Church, 2211 Wabash Ave.
Free. Eighth annual juried fine art and craft fair featuring local and regional artists.

Saturday, November 3
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Scheels, 3801 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Free. Join Scheels home décor experts for the holiday boutique event. Home décor experts are available for questions and demonstrations. Free hourly seminars beginning at 10 a.m. 

Sunday, November 4
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lincoln Memorial Garden, 2301 E. Lake Shore Drive
Free. Featuring hands-on nature activities for families relating to a monthly topic.
Phone: 217.789.2000
Fax: 217.789.2109