News

Dog Park Proponents Not Giving Up

Dog Park Proponents Not Giving Up

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Even though there’s not enough support for a new dog park in Washington Park, the drive for a park is far from over.

Karen Hoelzer says her group will soon begin gathering support for a location in the Franklin Park neighborhood.

“Hopefully things will move along, we’ll need some design ideas and there will be some public hearings,” she says. “Nothing happens too quickly, I’m afraid.”

“Barker Park,” as it will be called, is still in the early stages so Hoelzer can’t say how much it will cost to get off the ground or how much it will cost to maintain.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Downtown Springfield Buildings Eye TIF Money

municipalcenter

The iconic Myers building in downtown Springfield needs some facade work.

in Local

Springfield Parks to Try Smoke-Free Zones

park smoking

Smoke-free zones at Springfield Parks being established

in Local

Lanphier Student Arrested; Brought Loaded Gun to School

gun

Springfield Police say a 16 year old Lanphier High School student is in custody after he brought a loaded gun to school.

in Election 2014, Local

New Protections for Pregnant Women in Illinois

pregnancy

Expectant mothers in Illinois will have some new protections at work.

in Election 2014, Local

Quinn: Agencies Must Follow Hiring Rules

idot

Gov. Pat Quinn says it was up to his transportation secretary to follow employment rules even when hiring candidates the governor's office favored.