Best of Springfield®


Apartment community
Lake Pointe Apartments
1600 Toronto Road, (217) 529-2900
Finalists: Lincoln Square, Cobblestone Place Apartments, Prairie Vista Apartments, Monroe Garden Apartments, Orchard Park Apartments

Business giving back to the community
Cafe Moxo
411 E. Adams St., (217) 788-8084
Finalists: Brandt, O'Shea Builders, Staab Funeral Homes, Bewitching Botanicals, Whimsy Tea Company

City official
Springfield Police Department Neighborhood Police Officers
Finalists: Alderwoman Lakeisha Purchase - Ward 5, Mayor Jim Langfelder, City Treasurer Misty Buscher, Alderwoman Kristin DiCenso - Ward 6

Father Chris House - Christ the King
Finalists: Eddie Lowen - West Side Christian Church, Rev. Martin Woulfe - Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist, Rev. Paul Hemenway - Trinity Lutheran Church, Rev. Clint Cook - Real Life Church

County official
Sheriff Jack Campbell
Finalists: Don Gray, Josh Langfelder, Paul Palazzolo, Tony DelGiorno

W.I.L.D. Canine Rescue
Finalists: Central Illinois Foodbank, Phoenix Center, Compass for Kids, Helping Hands of Springfield, Forever Home Feline Ranch

Place to volunteer
Animal Protective League
1001 Taintor Road, (217) 544-7387
Finalists: Wooden It Be Lovely, Compass for Kids, Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach, Phoenix Center

Unsung hero
Charlene Powers - W.I.L.D. Canine Rescue
Finalists: Leslie Sgro - President Springfield Park District Board, Beth Ballinger - Feeding Springfield One Lasagna at a Time, Lauren Staab - Staab Funeral Homes, Dr.. Nicole Florence - Memorial Health

Up-and-coming leader
Liz Rupel - Illinois Stewardship Alliance
Finalists: City Treasurer Misty Buscher, Beth Ballinger - Feeding Springfield One Lasagna at a Time, Alderwoman Lakeisha Purchase - Ward 5, Erica Romines - Community Child Care Connection

Use of public funds
Fix the roads
Finalists: Rehab downtown buildings, citywide recycling services, refund to taxpayers, more bike trails

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