IllinoisTimes - Articles http://illinoistimes.com/article Sat, 25 Jun 16 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Predator pass http://illinoistimes.com/article-17359-predator-pass.html Predator pass
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Unzipping your genes http://illinoistimes.com/article-17360-unzipping-your-genes.html Unzipping your genes
I’m increasingly frustrated by your views that women are attracted to men with status or wealth and don’t care much about men’s looks. Personally, I’m not attracted by men’s status or wealth...]]>
Illinois’ historic problem - The state’s monuments to the past are in spiraling disrepair and their communities despair over the ultimate fate of these endangered sites, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report finds. http://illinoistimes.com/article-17361-illinois%25E2%2580%2599-historic-problem.html Illinois’ historic problem - The state’s monuments to the past are in spiraling disrepair and their communities despair over the ultimate fate of these endangered sites, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report finds.
 Illinois’ history is crumbling away. Mansions, museums and monuments that showcase Illinois’ past, and honor famous luminaries, ranging from President Abraham Lincoln to famed architect Fran...]]>
Johnson, Hart generate vital chemistry in Intelligence http://illinoistimes.com/article-17362-johnson-hart-generate-vital-chemistry-in-intelligence.html Johnson, Hart generate vital chemistry in Intelligence
 One of the most surprising developments in American popular film over the last decade is the emergence of Dwayne Johnson as a major star. Using his popularity in the WWE as a foundation – and...]]>
In the kitchen at Chicago’s Elizabeth - Vegetable-packed and protein-rich nutrition http://illinoistimes.com/article-17363-in-the-kitchen-at-chicago%25E2%2580%2599s-elizabeth.html In the kitchen at Chicago’s Elizabeth - Vegetable-packed and protein-rich nutrition
Every year Food & Wine magazine devotes its July issue to the “Best New Chefs in America.” This prestigious list is the result of a months-long selection process based on nominations from food...]]>
Joel DaSilva & the Midnight Howl http://illinoistimes.com/article-17364-joel-dasilva-the-midnight-howl.html Joel DaSilva & the Midnight Howl
 Using Chicago and Florida as home bases, this traveling, genre-hopping roots rocker is calling the road home these last few months. Fresh from an Alamo Blue Monday show, Joel and the boys made a...]]>
June bugs me http://illinoistimes.com/article-17365-june-bugs-me.html June bugs me
 Well, June doesn’t really bug me, except it’s one of my favorite months and goes by so quickly. Plus, I wanted to get a June bug reference in since I haven’t seen many in 2016. Now, let’...]]>
Free family fun close to home http://illinoistimes.com/article-17366-free-family-fun-close-to-home.html Free family fun close to home
 The annual street party and carnival known as Assumption Fest will take place June 23-25. Admission and parking are free all three days. The festival begins Thursday on the main stage with an op...]]>
A celebration of amateur radio http://illinoistimes.com/article-17367-a-celebration-of-amateur-radio.html A celebration of amateur radio
 Join the Sangamon Valley Radio Club, Springfield Community MakerSpace, former WAND-TV chief meteorologist Lee Davis and other technological experts for a Field Day and Family Day celebration to...]]>
An old-fashioned traveling road show http://illinoistimes.com/article-17368-an-old-fashioned-traveling-road-show.html An old-fashioned traveling road show
The live music capital of the world meets Springfield this weekend during two special performances of Branson on the Road, Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., at the Hoogland Center for the Arts....]]>
Editor’s note 6/23/16 - Does the city of Springfield need its own planner? http://illinoistimes.com/article-17369-editor%25E2%2580%2599s-note-6_23_16.html Editor’s note 6/23/16 - Does the city of Springfield need its own planner?
 Though not much new came out of Monday’s panel discussion at the Sangamo Club, sponsored by the Better Government Association, on the “Impact of the Impasse,” it was interesting to hear ar...]]>
Planning a mess - Does the city of Springfield need its own planner? http://illinoistimes.com/article-17370-planning-a-mess.html Planning a mess - Does the city of Springfield need its own planner?
 It sounded like a Seinfeld episode. The Salvation Army buys a building on Ninth Street for a new homeless shelter and spends half a mill fixing it up, only for Mayor Jim Langfelder to tell them,...]]>
The fight over the Illinois State Museum - Thrown out of its room in 1887, this isn’t the museum’s first rodeo http://illinoistimes.com/article-17371-the-fight-over-the-illinois-state-museum.html The fight over the Illinois State Museum - Thrown out of its room in 1887, this isn’t the museum’s first rodeo
 One of the many casualties of the state budget disaster has been the closure of the Illinois State Museum, which is scheduled to reopen next month, with an admission charge. It is not the only t...]]>
Is there an iota of courage in the GOP? http://illinoistimes.com/article-17372-is-there-an-iota-of-courage-in-the-gop.html Is there an iota of courage in the GOP?
 This year’s freakish presidential election has now devolved into an ethnic brouhaha between two foreigners: A Mexican and a German.The “Mexican” is Gonzalo Curiel. He’s a federal judge w...]]>
Day care http://illinoistimes.com/article-17373-day-care.html Day care
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on writing your stories #5 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17374-on-writing-your-stories-5.html on writing your stories #5
on writing your stories #5seem to be on a roll so why not go onwhat about my first publication I wasten writing a long oz-like tale have Itold you this before the heroine hada snazzy name orania turqu...]]>
Letters to the Editor 6/23/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17375-letters-to-the-editor-6_23_16.html Letters to the Editor 6/23/16
 SUPPORT CLEAN ENERGYIllinois is at grave risk of losing its status as one of America’s clean energy leaders. If it shuts down two of its high-performing nuclear plants, they will be replaced b...]]>
Many more “heroics” may be required http://illinoistimes.com/article-17376-many-more-%25E2%2580%259Cheroics%25E2%2580%259D-may-be-required.html Many more “heroics” may be required
 Nobody, and I mean nobody, ever thought that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration could ever keep state operations running for a year without an actual state budget.State and federal courts have...]]>
Return of the residency requirement - City council votes 6-4 to make future hires live in Springfield http://illinoistimes.com/article-17377-return-of-the-residency-requirement.html Return of the residency requirement - City council votes 6-4 to make future hires live in Springfield
 Future city employees will have to live inside Springfield under an ordinance passed Tuesday by the city council. The controversial issue created a split among some unions, with police, fire and...]]>
WHERE’S JULIO? http://illinoistimes.com/article-17378-where%25E2%2580%2599s-julio.html WHERE’S JULIO?
Julio Barrenzuela says he left Springfield so he could come back. Springfield’s official “Salsa Ambassador” moved to California in 2012, but he’s still working to better his hometown, a city t...]]>
Let’s make a deal - Park district mulls police contract http://illinoistimes.com/article-17379-let%25E2%2580%2599s-make-a-deal.html Let’s make a deal - Park district mulls police contract
 The Springfield Park District is eying a deal with the Sangamon County sheriff’s office to provide police protection in parks.The sheriff’s office has given the district a proposal to provid...]]>
To tell the truth - Judge threatens contempt for alleged fib http://illinoistimes.com/article-17380-to-tell-the-truth.html To tell the truth - Judge threatens contempt for alleged fib
 A federal judge in Springfield is threatening to hold a Normal doctor in contempt of court for misleading testimony about his credentials during a May trial.The trial ended with a $300,000 jury...]]>
Lies, damn lies and governors http://illinoistimes.com/article-17358-lies-damn-lies-and-governors.html Lies, damn lies and governors
 A useful reminder from Charles Wheeler, writing at Illinois Issues. “Speaker Madigan’s Democrats have controlled our General Assembly for more than 30 years. Speaker Madigan’s Democra...]]>
Editor’s note 6/16/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17333-editor%25E2%2580%2599s-note-6_16_16.html Editor’s note 6/16/16
 David Axelrod of Chicago, who was President Barack Obama’s chief political strategist and senior adviser, now a CNN commentator, was in Springfield last week for the Illinois Press Association...]]>
Pots and kettles - The governor tries to divide Illinois against itself – again http://illinoistimes.com/article-17334-pots-and-kettles.html Pots and kettles - The governor tries to divide Illinois against itself – again
 Bruce Rauner is trying to divide Downstate from Chicago over school funding. It’s a low tactic that has a long tradition, as I noted in this column from the IT of June 5, 1981. The much longer...]]>
To my daughter, the Bernie fan - Here’s why it’s time to support Hillary http://illinoistimes.com/article-17335-to-my-daughter-the-bernie-fan.html To my daughter, the Bernie fan - Here’s why it’s time to support Hillary
 Dear Nora and Michael,     I took my Bernie sign down today.  The yard looks a little bare.  He would have made a great president.  But fair is fair.  He just ...]]>
Bringing back Bill http://illinoistimes.com/article-17336-bringing-back-bill.html Bringing back Bill
 What’s past, as Shakespeare has told us, is prologue.2016 has been a wild political season. This year, despite the unnerving presidential freak show the Republicans are putting on, Hillary Cli...]]>
Sit! Good boy. http://illinoistimes.com/article-17337-sit_-good-boy.html Sit! Good boy.
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transition poem #5 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17338-transition-poem-5.html transition poem #5
 transition poem #5my dad came from country schoolsmall for his age shy insecure hetold me of that first day walking up to the huge doors of the city schoolhe felt everyone was looking at himhe w...]]>
Letters to the Editor 6/16/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17339-letters-to-the-editor-6_16_16.html Letters to the Editor 6/16/16
 BUREAUCY BOTCHES PAPERSBruce Rushton’s analysis of the ongoing crisis at the Papers of Abraham Lincoln was well-written and informative (“Shredding Lincoln,” June 9). If government mismana...]]>