Cory Jobe en City Approves More Video Gaming Despite Upcoming Ordinance <p>Despite concerns over gambling parlors cutting into the bottom line of local bars and restaurants, the Springfield City Council last night approved zoning changes to allow more of the establishments to open shop. &nbsp;Aldermen Cory Jobe voted in favor, even though he's pushing an ordinance to require video gambling only at places that earn 60 percent or more of revenue from food and beverage sales.&nbsp;</p><p>Jobe says the city is skirting the spirit of the law. &nbsp;But he says there’s no conflict in his vote.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:22:21 +0000 Lee Strubinger 23093 at Springfield Approves Budget, Creates New Position <div style="direction:ltr; font-family:Tahoma; color:#000000; font-size:10pt"><div><div><p>The city of Springfield approved a nearly 600 million dollar budget Wednesday for the new fiscal year.</p><p>New to the budget this year is an inspector general position, which officials set aside 79 thousand dollars to fund.&nbsp;</p><p>Council member Cory Jobe before making the position permanent, they will look at results from the first year.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:37:35 +0000 Lee Strubinger 19815 at Springfield Approves Budget, Creates New Position Springfield Aldermen Question Email Change <p>Springfield aldermen raised questions last night regarding their city email accounts.&nbsp; Alderman Cory Jobe says an email from a constituent was forwarded to him from the City Communications Director's account.&nbsp;&nbsp; Nathan Mihelich holds that position. He says it's due to how the email program is set up.<br /><br />“The way the computer works, it may list me as the administrator for the program.&nbsp; And that's why you're seeing it like that.&nbsp; But I'm not cc'd on any of those emails,” Mihelich said.<br /> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:24:38 +0000 Lee Strubinger 16959 at Springfield Aldermen Question Email Change Interview: Alderman Cory Jobe On Push To Release Council Tapes <p>Springfield residents may soon know more about events this spring that led to the abrupt resignation of city attorney Mark Cullen and retirement of Police Chief Robert Williams.</p><p>On Tuesday, July 30th, the City Council will decide whether to release the audio recording and transcript of a closed-door meeting about the shredding of police internal affairs files.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:16:11 +0000 Peter Gray 6319 at Interview: Alderman Cory Jobe On Push To Release Council Tapes