Norm Sims http://wuis.org en How Efficient Can Government Be? http://wuis.org/post/how-efficient-can-government-be <p>Last month, a local panel put together <a href="http://www.co.sangamon.il.us/Departments/RegionalPlanning/documents/CEC/CEC%20Final%20Report-%201.22.14.pdf">a list of recommendations</a> designed to make Sangamon County governmental units work better and, in some cases, save money.&nbsp; Voters helped create the Citizens' Efficiency Commission of Sangamon County through an earlier referendum.&nbsp; They have another chance to keep the effort going in the March election.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:59:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 18086 at http://wuis.org How Efficient Can Government Be? Effort To Restore Facade Of Springfield's First Black Firehouse http://wuis.org/post/effort-restore-facade-springfields-first-black-firehouse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On the 13-hundred block of Adams street in Springfield sits a building that's been used as a </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Masonic</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> lodge for decades. What's not obvious by looking at it now - is that it was once the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/FirstBlackFirehouse">first black firehouse </a>in Springfield, back when the city was segregated in the early nineteen-hundreds.</span></p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 19:41:55 +0000 Rachel Otwell 6233 at http://wuis.org Effort To Restore Facade Of Springfield's First Black Firehouse