IllinoisTimes - Articles http://illinoistimes.com/article Wed, 10 Feb 16 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 Multiple city streets declared no parking zones during Obama’s visit Wednesday http://illinoistimes.com/article-16779-multiple-city-streets-declared-no-parking-zones-during-obama%25E2%2580%2599s-visit-wednesday.html Multiple city streets declared no parking zones during Obama’s visit Wednesday
Multiple city streets declared no parking zones during Obama’s visit WednesdayNo parking zones for Wednesday, Feb. 10The City of Springfield announced that on Wednesday, Feb. 10, parking will be pro...]]>
Obama to visit Hoogland Center - President will speak to supporters after addressing Illinois General Assembly http://illinoistimes.com/article-16780-obama-to-visit-hoogland-center.html Obama to visit Hoogland Center - President will speak to supporters after addressing Illinois General Assembly
President Barack Obama’s visit to Springfield tomorrow will include a private event at the Hoogland Center for the Arts....]]>
Chatham officer accuses Auburn cop of abuse, threats - State police investigating http://illinoistimes.com/article-16777-chatham-officer-accuses-auburn-cop-of-abuse-threats.html Chatham officer accuses Auburn cop of abuse, threats - State police investigating
 A Chatham police officer has accused an Auburn police officer of stalking her and threatening her with a gun.In a request for an order of protection filed last month in Sangamon County Circuit C...]]>
Traffic safety division moving? - Union says no members will be laid off http://illinoistimes.com/article-16778-traffic-safety-division-moving.html Traffic safety division moving? - Union says no members will be laid off
 The state plans to move the Illinois Department of Transportation’s traffic safety division from its current location on North Ninth Street to the agency’s main building on Dirksen Parkway.A...]]>
Mr. Swipe Right http://illinoistimes.com/article-16750-mr-swipe-right.html Mr. Swipe Right
I’m a woman who’s both loving and seriously hating Tinder. Guys on this app mostly want to hook up, and even those who say they want a relationship are flaky, often disappearing after a single dat...]]>
Black behind bars http://illinoistimes.com/article-16751-black-behind-bars.html Black behind bars
 In 2013, one out of every 266 people in Illinois was in prison. For African-American residents, it was one in every 68 people.That’s just one of the shocking facts illustrating the serious rac...]]>
Maple syrup time - Something sappy http://illinoistimes.com/article-16752-maple-syrup-time.html Maple syrup time - Something sappy
 Drip, drip, drip . . . It was mid February. After a long, cold winter, it was the first day that hinted spring was on the way. Drip, drip, drip . . . It had been below freezing overnight, but by...]]>
Sincerity keeps Hours afloat http://illinoistimes.com/article-16753-sincerity-keeps-hours-afloat.html Sincerity keeps Hours afloat
 There’s something charming and reassuring about the old-fashioned quality of Craig Gillespie’s The Finest Hours, a throwback to movies of yesterday. It has no problem putting not one but two...]]>
Music losses and gains http://illinoistimes.com/article-16754-music-losses-and-gains.html Music losses and gains
 This week finds us celebrating various ends of the music spectrum. As usual, if you want to do it, there is plenty to do.Let’s begin with the life of Riley; Mark, to be exact. Area musician Ma...]]>
Dan Hubbard http://illinoistimes.com/article-16755-dan-hubbard.html Dan Hubbard
 Known to Springfield fans as a headline performer at SOHO festival pasts, as well as other venues with his band The Humadors, Dan Hubbard is on a brand new adventure and invites you to come alon...]]>
Actress/author Amber Tamblyn http://illinoistimes.com/article-16756-actress_author-amber-tamblyn.html Actress/author Amber Tamblyn
 Actress/author/director Amber Tamblyn will present two Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows Lectures at Illinois College 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, in Rammelkamp Chapel and Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p...]]>
UIS New Voices on Racial Justice Series http://illinoistimes.com/article-16757-uis-new-voices-on-racial-justice-series.html UIS New Voices on Racial Justice Series
 “White talk” is about rejecting racism, recognizing shared experiences and praising equality. On Tuesday, join Dr. Alison Bailey, director of the Women’s and Gender Studies program at Illi...]]>
Mr. Lincoln’s favorite songs http://illinoistimes.com/article-16758-mr-lincoln%25E2%2580%2599s-favorite-songs.html Mr. Lincoln’s favorite songs
 Hear the songs enjoyed by Abraham Lincoln on the very instrument he used to listen to. On Saturday, Feb. 6, see the unveiling of the recently restored square grand piano made by Emilius N. Scher...]]>
Bruce Rauner, progressive - The return of the businessman-reformer http://illinoistimes.com/article-16759-bruce-rauner-progressive.html Bruce Rauner, progressive - The return of the businessman-reformer
 Daydreaming the other day, I ran through my head some scenes from my imagined movie remake, Mr. Potter Goes to Springfield, in which Capra’s naïve do-gooder Jefferson Smith is replaced by Hen...]]>
Editor’s note 2/4/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16760-editor%25E2%2580%2599s-note-2_4_16.html Editor’s note 2/4/16
 Often overlooked in the concern over Gov. Bruce Rauner’s obstructionism is the damage he is doing to his own agenda. Not the Turnaround Agenda, but the governor’s alleged support of ideas li...]]>
Big bucks http://illinoistimes.com/article-16761-big-bucks.html Big bucks
 Our next door neighbor on MacArthur was a nice lady named Mae Shaheen. She lived with her brother, George. They were the siblings of Joe Shaheen, who ran the Springfield Speedway.On race nights...]]>
Take the movement to the White House http://illinoistimes.com/article-16762-take-the-movement-to-the-white-house.html Take the movement to the White House
 At a recent dinner with my work team, I was reminded that I had said I wanted to travel less for work this year so I could focus on other projects. Instead, I find myself bouncing across the cou...]]>
No raises! http://illinoistimes.com/article-16763-no-raises_.html No raises!
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prom dresses poem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16764-prom-dresses-poem-1.html prom dresses poem #1
 prom dresses poem #1enter the downtown Y folks and bedazzled by the bedazzling display ofprom dresses white gold black silverevery rainbow hue some plain some patterned choose from slink to poof...]]>
Letters to the Editor 2/4/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16765-letters-to-the-editor-2_4_16.html Letters to the Editor 2/4/16
 ILLINOIS RANKS HIGHThe Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, in partnership with the Equality Federation, h...]]>
Free to be Bruce http://illinoistimes.com/article-16766-free-to-be-bruce.html Free to be Bruce
 Every time Gov. Bruce Rauner gives a major speech, social media (and even mass media) lights him up over the way he drops his “g’s” at the end of words. He’s workin’ and doin’ his be...]]>
Burning issues - Troubled mine wants to expand http://illinoistimes.com/article-16767-burning-issues.html Burning issues - Troubled mine wants to expand
 Even as an underground fire has forced closure of a Montgomery County mine, the mine operator is seeking state permission to expand mining operations near Hillsboro.The Deer Run mine, owned by S...]]>
Death of a statesman - PHILIP J. ROCK May 4, 1937-Jan. 29, 2016 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16768-death-of-a-statesman.html Death of a statesman - PHILIP J. ROCK May 4, 1937-Jan. 29, 2016
 Philip J. Rock, 78, former president of the Illinois Senate, died Friday, Jan. 29.  Rock, a Democrat widely regarded on both sides of the political aisle as a statesman, was an effective se...]]>
Publisher on Facebook http://illinoistimes.com/article-16769-publisher-on-facebook.html Publisher on Facebook
Clarissa Williams, publisher of the State Journal-Register, believes in freedom of speech. Just check out her Facebook page. In the warm glow of the most recent holiday season, for instance, Williams,...]]>
SWEET SCHOLARSHIP http://illinoistimes.com/article-16770-sweet-scholarship.html SWEET SCHOLARSHIP
Seniors graduating from high school this spring should keep their eyes open for the Sherel Nutt Memorial Scholarship applications in their local schools. The Springfield Lake Shore Improvement Associa...]]>
Impasse? - SJ-R contract negotiations at turning point http://illinoistimes.com/article-16771-impasse.html Impasse? - SJ-R contract negotiations at turning point
 The union that represents State Journal-Register newsroom employees is weighing options now that a “final and best” contract offer has been rejected by workers.The Jan. 29 vote rejecting man...]]>
All pain, no gain - Budget impasse destroying the state, advocates say http://illinoistimes.com/article-16772-all-pain-no-gain.html All pain, no gain - Budget impasse destroying the state, advocates say
 Over the past seven months, human service organizations across the state have made layoffs, cut programs and pleaded their case to lawmakers that the people of Illinois need a budget in place. I...]]>
Time for refleXions at Prairie Art Alliance - New technology allows old-timey feel for photographs by Ginny Lee http://illinoistimes.com/article-16773-time-for-reflexions-at-prairie-art-alliance.html Time for refleXions at Prairie Art Alliance - New technology allows old-timey feel for photographs by Ginny Lee
 Prairie Art Alliance member artist Ginny Lee has come to terms with technology. “Even a year ago I was a little bit iffy about showing iPhone photos made with apps. But then it become such a p...]]>
RIP, Julianne - IT food writer dies http://illinoistimes.com/article-16775-rip-julianne.html RIP, Julianne - IT food writer dies
 We at Illinois Times are shocked and saddened by the passing of Julianne Glatz, our food writer who passed away last night in her sleep.Glatz became a near-instant institution a...]]>
Former Petersburg street superintendent gets 60 days in jail for pot - Evidence he was given by police ended up at grow operation http://illinoistimes.com/article-16776-former-petersburg-street-superintendent-gets-60-days-in-jail-for-pot.html Former Petersburg street superintendent gets 60 days in jail for pot - Evidence he was given by police ended up at grow operation
The former Petersburg street superintendent was sentenced to 60 days in jail for pot last week. His sentencing comes after evidence he was given by the city’s police department ended up at a crime scene....]]>