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My name is Jim Donelan and I am honored to serve as your Ward 9 Alderman.  I appreciate the opportunity to represent the residents of Ward 9 and the City of Springfield.

I want to hear from you!

Please take the time and visit my "Contact" page of this website and send me an email to let me know what is important to you.

Thank you and all the best.

Jim Donelan


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 4:58 PM

2019 FALL BRANCH PICKUP One pick-up set in each neighborhood

The City of Springfield's residential fall branch pickup begins Monday, October 7. The fall pickup schedule is pre-set, and crews will work in specified areas of the city each week.

Following is the entire fall branch pickup schedule lasting four weeks:

Northwest area – Branches set out by 7:00 a.m. the morning of October 7
Walnut Street to Elle Court and Pulliam Road to South Grand Avenue

Southwest area – Branches set out by 7:00 a.m. the morning of October 14
Walnut Street to Old Bachelor Trail and Old Jacksonville Road to Mansion Road (Piper Glen Subdivision)

Southeast area – Branches set out by 7:00 a.m. the morning of October 21
Hilltop Road (Timberlane East Subdivision) to Walnut Street and South Grand Avenue to East Lake Shore Drive (Hunting Meadows Subdivision)
Properties around Lake Springfield

Northeast area – Branches set out by 7:00 a.m. the morning of October 28
Walnut Street to J. David Jones Parkway and Kamm Road to South Grand Avenue

Branch Pickup Schedule
A map indicating where branch pickup will occur is posted on the city website. Residents are encouraged to check the website to determine which week their branches will be collected.

Resident Instructions
The City of Springfield will pick up branch piles from residents:
No larger than 3 foot in height, 4 foot in depth, and 10 feet in length;
Piles larger than a small pickup load will not be picked up by the city;
The program is for branches only, no logs will be accepted;
Branches/limbs trimmed by a commercial contractor will not be picked up;
Branches must be placed on the curb not obstructing the street or sidewalk;
Small branches may be broken up and put into yard waste bags; and
Branches are not allowed on boulevards.

Residential Branch Drop Off
Residents may drop off branches to Evans Recycling with proof of residency until the end of March 2020. This service is not for commercial contractors but for city residents only. Evans Recycling is located at 2100 J. David Jones Parkway and is open Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 12-noon. Contact number is 217.391.0886.

Branch Piles Are NOT Considered Yard Waste
As a reminder, the city's branch pickup is a DIFFERENT program from the city’s yard waste pickup program that is now until December 31. The branch pickup program only occurs twice a year.

For questions about the City of Springfield branch pickup, please call the Office of Public Works at 217.789.2255 or email

Sunday, September 8, 2019 6:22 PM

Ward 9 Yard Wast Pickup this Week

Ward 9 Yard Waste Pickup Reminder.

Yard Waste pickup is this week. Please have your bags out by this evening for pickup this week.

Click here for more info...

Sunday, July 14, 2019 8:14 PM

Ward 9 Yard Waste Pickup Reminder

Yard Waste Pickup is this week.   Please have your bags out by Sunday evening to ensure they are picked up this week.

Friday, June 14, 2019 10:55 PM

Vacation Check

Going out of town? Plan on being away from home? Call the Springfield Police Department today and request a “Vacation Check” or “Extra Patrol” around your home. There is no cost for this service and it is designed for officers to patrol around your residence while you are away.

Call 217.788.8325. You will need to provide the following information:

Date leaving and returning; full name; address; reason for the premise check; emergency contact; contact phone number; Does the residence have lights on a timer?; Will there be vehicles parked in the driveway?

Monday, April 15, 2019 8:17 PM

Construction Update

Weather permitting, the following work will begin, or continue, the week of April 15.

5th & Allen (east side of 5th); Bennington Drive (Iles - south); Birdle Path Lane, Bissell Road (west of Granger); Carlisle Bend; Christine Court; Churchill Road (Independence Ridge - bridge south of Jefferson); Equestrian Lane; Hunt Road (South end - Equestrian); Killarney Road; North Grand Avenue (Hedge-Amos); Northampton Lane; Newcastle Court; Preston Drive (Newcastle - Mansion); Stirrup Lane; Treyburn Court; Westport Drive

Armor Road; Capitol Avenue (2nd - 5th Street); Bridle Path Lane; Christine Court; College; Crusaders Road; Cruikshank; Equestrian Lane; Finger Tree Way; Hosta Drive; Hunt Road (South end - Equestrian); Lily Lane; Merryman Road; Newcastle Court; Northampton Lane; Preston Drive (Newcastle - Mansion); Spring; Stirrup Lane; Tilbury Court; Treyburn Court; Trillium Drive; Windshire; Worster Court; Yeoman Drive (Roundtable - Drawbridge)

Baer Blvd; Bellerive Road (Charlack - Greenbriar); Cascade Drive; Golf Road (Iles - Wydown); Lindburgh Boulevard (Freedom - Glencoe); West Washington Street (Meadowbrook - Natchez Trace); Wydown Avenue

Paid for by Donelan for Ward 9

A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections if (or will be) available on the Board's website or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.
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