IllinoisTimes - Articles http://illinoistimes.com/article Sun, 21 Jan 18 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 Seinfeld at Sangamon Auditorium: A master class in stand-up http://illinoistimes.com/article-19607-seinfeld-at-sangamon-auditorium-a-master-class-in-stand-up.html Seinfeld at Sangamon Auditorium: A master class in stand-up
In both the hit ‘90s-era sitcom Seinfeld and his current web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Jerry Seinfeld habitually cedes the spotlight to others, content to play a supporting role in hi...]]>
A mill’s tale - Pillsbury descends into Superfund status http://illinoistimes.com/article-19583-a-mill%25E2%2580%2599s-tale.html A mill’s tale - Pillsbury descends into Superfund status
 Ann Ridgeway was on her porch when the crash came.No one had told neighbors that a massive metal building was going to fall that day in October 2014. Towering more than 10 stories, the so-called...]]>
Exploring early Illinois with Pierre and Popeye - To observe the state’s bicentennial, travel Illinois http://illinoistimes.com/article-19584-exploring-early-illinois-with-pierre-and-popeye.html Exploring early Illinois with Pierre and Popeye - To observe the state’s bicentennial, travel Illinois
 Editor’s note: This article marks the first in a series of monthly travel columns focusing on Illinois in honor of the state’s bicentennial year in 2018.It’s a good thing early state leade...]]>
What is real food? - Don’t ask Dr. Kellogg http://illinoistimes.com/article-19585-what-is-real-food.html What is real food? - Don’t ask Dr. Kellogg
 Fifteen years ago, when my wife began thinking about teaching cooking classes, she asked me to help her come up with a name for her new cooking school. I asked her what she wanted to accomplish....]]>
Thread unravels in the end http://illinoistimes.com/article-19586-thread-unravels-in-the-end.html Thread unravels in the end
As we all know, expectations are a double-edged sword. While they may inspire us so that we may exceed them, at times they can be so great they simply can’t be overcome. The best example I can think...]]>
Be cool, stay warm http://illinoistimes.com/article-19587-be-cool-stay-warm.html Be cool, stay warm
 What better way to thaw the cold than by making a visit to a nearby watering hole or other house of performance to see some live music and feel the sound waves eradicate your chills. Who knows,...]]>
Astrofix http://illinoistimes.com/article-19588-astrofix.html Astrofix
 Hailing from towns in central Illinois, friends and bandmates Jamie Merideth (vocals, keys), Phil Cooper (rhythm guitar), Dave Primeaux (lead guitar), Aaron Kaufmann (bass) and Jake McNamara (dr...]]>
Concert and conversation http://illinoistimes.com/article-19589-concert-and-conversation.html Concert and conversation
 On Saturday, Jan. 20, take in an evening of stories and songs from songwriters Sally Barris, Amy Benton and Tom Irwin. Sally Barris is a sought-after Nashville songwriter who has penned music fo...]]>
Featured author Tim Hunt http://illinoistimes.com/article-19590-featured-author-tim-hunt.html Featured author Tim Hunt
 Join the Vachel Lindsay Association on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 2-4 p.m., for the first “Poets in the Parlor” event of 2018. The featured poet will be Tim Hunt, author of three poetry collect...]]>
Training horses for film and TV http://illinoistimes.com/article-19591-training-horses-for-film-and-tv.html Training horses for film and TV
 Warm up on Friday, Jan. 26, with a hearty meal paired with a captivating presentation by Dr. Karl Luthin, a veterinarian who is experienced in training horses for film and television. Luthin has...]]>
Editor's note 1/18/18 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19592-editors-note-1_18_18.html Editor's note 1/18/18
 Even people who don’t like Donald Trump are breathing a sigh of relief that, although he’s not in very good shape, his doctor said he’s in “excellent health.” If the pres can get by wi...]]>
Countries Trump was talking about http://illinoistimes.com/article-19593-countries-trump-was-talking-about.html Countries Trump was talking about
 I have made it a practice to travel to countries where toileting facilities are different from ours. I can understand an obsession with scatology from somebody with a diet of cheeseburgers. He t...]]>
Good news for a change on climate change http://illinoistimes.com/article-19594-good-news-for-a-change-on-climate-change.html Good news for a change on climate change
 Nature and the gods of technology have blessed us with the means to avoid the worst consequences of climate warming. Now there is good climate news for a change. What we must do is put less carb...]]>
What’s killing America’s middle class? http://illinoistimes.com/article-19595-what%25E2%2580%2599s-killing-america%25E2%2580%2599s-middle-class.html What’s killing America’s middle class?
 Even in this country of grand egalitarian aspirations, the U.S. actually had no broad middle class until one was created in the 1930s and ‘40s. And, yes, “created” is the correct term for...]]>
Sweat dreams http://illinoistimes.com/article-19596-sweat-dreams.html Sweat dreams
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bulls poem # 11 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19597-bulls-poem--11.html bulls poem # 11
bulls poem #  11american breeders service thelargest artificial inseminationco in the world is writing itshistory ABS began as wisconsinscientific breeding institute mydad was on the origina...]]>
Letters to the Editor 1/18/18 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19598-letters-to-the-editor-1_18_18.html Letters to the Editor 1/18/18
DOWN ON DAVISI recently saw U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis touting the tax reform bill passed by Congress. This “accomplishment” was so important that he spent most of his time in his district doing media...]]>
Ad wars heat up http://illinoistimes.com/article-19599-ad-wars-heat-up.html Ad wars heat up
 Whenever a dramatic new element is introduced into a political campaign, it’s always instructive to watch how the targeted candidate responds. Did the candidate appear ready for the new turn o...]]>
Kidzeum hires first executive director - Meet Leah Wilson http://illinoistimes.com/article-19600-kidzeum-hires-first-executive-director.html Kidzeum hires first executive director - Meet Leah Wilson
 The Kidzeum of Health and Science in Springfield took a step closer to opening with the hiring of its first staff member. Leah Wilson started Jan. 2 as executive director. Wilson says the words...]]>
Overtime woes for Illinois caregivers http://illinoistimes.com/article-19601-overtime-woes-for-illinois-caregivers.html Overtime woes for Illinois caregivers
 Caregivers in Illinois face possible suspension following changes to their overtime policy.The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) established a 45-hour per week maximum for personal as...]]>
Putting on the Ritz - Downtown apartments would be pricey http://illinoistimes.com/article-19602-putting-on-the-ritz.html Putting on the Ritz - Downtown apartments would be pricey
 Ghosts of pratfalls past haunted Springfield council chambers this week as the city approved public funding for a rogue developer with an unproven business plan who vows to take downtown where i...]]>
DON’T SPEND IT ALL IN ONE PLACE http://illinoistimes.com/article-19603-don%25E2%2580%2599t-spend-it-all-in-one-place.html DON’T SPEND IT ALL IN ONE PLACE
After a decade in a financial holding pattern, employees at the State Journal-Register are set to get raises. GateHouse Media, parent company to Springfield’s daily paper, is giving newsroom workers...]]>
LLCC’s Bistro Verde http://illinoistimes.com/article-19604-llcc%25E2%2580%2599s-bistro-verde.html LLCC’s Bistro Verde
Bistro Verde, Lincoln Land Community College’s student-run café, will be open during the spring 2018 semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Feb. 6. The caf�...]]>
Appetite for destruction http://illinoistimes.com/article-19605-appetite-for-destruction.html Appetite for destruction
The concrete stairs leading to the DEMO Project house’s front entrance have been reduced to rubble. Considering that the current (and final) exhibit – entitled “demo DEMO” – is a celebration...]]>
Robbie Skates for Gold in “I, Tonya” http://illinoistimes.com/article-19606-robbie-skates-for-gold-in-%25E2%2580%259Ci-tonya%25E2%2580%259D.html Robbie Skates for Gold in “I, Tonya”
The saga of Tonya Harding was reality television before the term even existed. As a college student, I remember turning on the news each night as the attack of her rival Nancy Kerrigan was investigate...]]>
Sleep actually http://illinoistimes.com/article-19561-sleep-actually.html Sleep actually
My husband and I have been married for eight years. We have a 5-year-old son, and we both work full time. We used to have these amazing, crazy sex marathons, but now we’re too tired from our jobs an...]]>
A building for belonging - Not just a hangout, the new UIS Student Union hopes to bring a community together http://illinoistimes.com/article-19562-a-building-for-belonging.html A building for belonging - Not just a hangout, the new UIS Student Union hopes to bring a community together
 “The coolest thing is that so many students participated in big and small ways,” says John Tienken, a former University of Illinois Springfield student trustee who is now a law student at th...]]>
Hybrid vigor - “Collision” event provides sense of community, sensory overload http://illinoistimes.com/article-19563-hybrid-vigor.html Hybrid vigor - “Collision” event provides sense of community, sensory overload
 This past weekend, two of Springfield’s most vibrant creative organizations joined forces for a unique two-day show. The Pharmacy Gallery and Art Space – which for seven years has hosted sea...]]>
MLK’s legacy honored at museum http://illinoistimes.com/article-19564-mlk%25E2%2580%2599s-legacy-honored-at-museum.html MLK’s legacy honored at museum
 When a single rifle shot in Memphis, Tennessee, cut short the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King at age 39 on April 4, 1968, it cemented the iconic status of the civil rights leader and tow...]]>
A date to change your life http://illinoistimes.com/article-19565-a-date-to-change-your-life.html A date to change your life
 Growing up, I had a wealthy, eccentric great- aunt whom I’d never met. She was a widow who lived with her eight Yorkshire Terriers in a pink mansion on the beach in Malibu. According to my gra...]]>