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John Jungmann is five years into the job as superintendent of Springfield Public Schools. It’s his third time as superintendent, but SPS is by far the largest district he’s led. He’s known as a doer, evidenced most clearly in summer school enrollment. By his initiative, it jumped from averaging 2,500 students to a record 13,000 enrolled this year. More changes are in the pipeline, as he’s signed on to continue his role through 2022.
Heirloom Candle Bar moved; art supply thrift store Arrow Creative Reuse opened; and Rockford, Illinois-based Beef-A-Roo debuted in Springfield.