Springfield YWCA

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Sean Crawford talked with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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Sean Crawford is joined by Tim Landis, Business Editor of the State Journal-Register.

The old Springfield YWCA Building
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Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

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Springfield's downtown may be closer to losing a longtime fixture.  The City Council could take action soon on demolishing the YWCA Building to make way for new development. 

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NPR Illinois' Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register's Tim Landis.

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NPR Illinois' Sean Crawford talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal-Register.

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The former YWCA building in Springfield is in the city's downtown historic district, but an historic preservation group says it's in dire need of repair.

Landmarks Illinois put the building on its annual list of the state's most endangered historic sites.

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Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal-Register, joins WUIS' Sean Crawford to discuss who is interested in developing the YWCA block in downtown Springfield.  7 developers submitted letters to the city, although only one was local.

Ruler Foods, a discount brand of Kroger, is looking to make MacArthur Boulevard its second Springfield location.  There is already a story on Sangamon Avenue.  The company has a contract to purchase the former Esquire Theater,  but there is no construction schedule.