IllinoisTimes - Articles http://illinoistimes.com/article Mon, 03 Aug 15 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Being boiled alive http://illinoistimes.com/article-15952-being-boiled-alive.html Being boiled alive
Now and then in recent columns, I’ve touched on the risks and the occasional opportunities faced by Illinois as the world’s climate changes. Over at WUIS-FM’s useful news site, three experts ...]]>
You say http://illinoistimes.com/article-15959-you-say.html You say
Words are to a writer what nails are to carpenter or lies to a diplomat. To do your job well you must choose just the right one for the job. I was chagrined today to learn, some 60 years late, that...]]>
Historic commitments http://illinoistimes.com/article-15960-historic-commitments.html Historic commitments
 No loyal son or daughter of Illinois can ignore this pleas from Tara Winter, the Director of Development for the Illinois State Historical Society. ...]]>
Stunts Anchor “Rogue Nation” http://illinoistimes.com/article-15961-stunts-anchor-%25E2%2580%259Crogue-nation%25E2%2580%259D.html Stunts Anchor “Rogue Nation”
Paramount Pictures has been very aggressive in promoting Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, moving it forward from its original Christmas Day release date and having much of the advanced publicity foc...]]>
"Paper Towns" - Paper Thin http://illinoistimes.com/article-15962-paper-towns-paper-thin.html "Paper Towns" - Paper Thin
While I may be running the risk of courting the wrath of young adult lit lovers everywhere, I am honor bound to be honest in all of my reviews.  As such, I must say that I hated, I mean hated ...]]>
Sleepless in Fallujah http://illinoistimes.com/article-15927-sleepless-in-fallujah.html Sleepless in Fallujah
I just broke up with my girlfriend of seven months. We fought constantly but the sex was amazing. Reviewing my relationships, it seems I have the best sex in the volatile ones – those where we argue...]]>
Faith and practice - History of the Jewish community in Springfield http://illinoistimes.com/article-15928-faith-and-practice.html Faith and practice - History of the Jewish community in Springfield
 Springfield’s original Jewish settlers arrived in the city in the 1850s. Some of them moved into Springfield from the surrounding small towns, where they had lived previously. Early immigrant...]]>
Lincoln and the Jews - Historical artifacts on display Aug. 3-Nov. 15 at ALPLM http://illinoistimes.com/article-15929-lincoln-and-the-jews.html Lincoln and the Jews - Historical artifacts on display Aug. 3-Nov. 15 at ALPLM
 A thought-provoking exhibit on Lincoln’s relationship with Jews will open at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum on Monday, Aug. 3. “With Firmness in the Right: Lincoln and the Jews” a...]]>
Magical musical - The Legacy Theater presents Mary Poppins http://illinoistimes.com/article-15930-magical-musical.html Magical musical - The Legacy Theater presents Mary Poppins
 Mary Poppins. We all know her and love her from the 1964 Disney movie. She is a little bit sarcastic, clever, always kind and very magical. Did you know, however, that the creator and author of...]]>
National Farmers Market Week http://illinoistimes.com/article-15931-national-farmers-market-week.html National Farmers Market Week
 “This is incredible,” I said to Lindsay Record. Record has long been a driving force in the Illinois Stewardship Alliance (ISA), a primary proponent of local, sustainable farming. I’d call...]]>
Satisfying Mr. Holmes http://illinoistimes.com/article-15932-satisfying-mr-holmes.html Satisfying Mr. Holmes
 One would think that, what with Sherlock Holmes being the fictional character who’s appeared in more theatrical films than any other, the well would be dry where coming up with new ways to por...]]>
A blue moon weekend http://illinoistimes.com/article-15933-a-blue-moon-weekend.html A blue moon weekend
 I’m not sure if you can stretch a blue moon, like the one this Friday, the only one in 2015, into an entire weekend, but if you’re willing to go along with this cockamamie idea, so am I.Most...]]>
The Cadillac Three http://illinoistimes.com/article-15934-the-cadillac-three.html The Cadillac Three
Hailing from the other side of the tracks in Nashville, the long-haired trio of Jaren Johnston (lead vocals, guitar), Kelby Ray (bass guitar, Dobro, acoustic guitar, vocals) and Neil Mason (drums, voc...]]>
Abe’s auto and air show http://illinoistimes.com/article-15935-abe%25E2%2580%2599s-auto-and-air-show.html Abe’s auto and air show
 The Abraham Lincoln Car Show Spectacular is the largest car show in central Illinois. Displays include the replica Lincoln Funeral carriage, 30-50 Pinto Stampedes, the Fordzilla Monster truck, J...]]>
Fresh food, close to home http://illinoistimes.com/article-15936-fresh-food-close-to-home.html Fresh food, close to home
 In celebration of the United States Department of Agriculture dedication of August 2-8 as National Farmers Market Week, the Illinois Stewardship Alliance has partnered with local like-minded bus...]]>
Tuning in - Making a small world bigger and the big one smaller http://illinoistimes.com/article-15937-tuning-in.html Tuning in - Making a small world bigger and the big one smaller
 So much of happiness, I’ve realized, depends on getting tuned in. When he was a young married, my father used to tune in the console radio in the living room of the Krohe family mansion on Man...]]>
Trading up for a better trade deal http://illinoistimes.com/article-15938-trading-up-for-a-better-trade-deal.html Trading up for a better trade deal
As the dust settles on the fight in Congress over Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, we have an opportunity to think anew about what good trade policy could be. If we get p...]]>
Editor's note 7/30/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15939-editors-note-7_30_15.html Editor's note 7/30/15
House Speaker Michael Madigan wasn’t being overly dramatic when he told his fellow legislators Tuesday, “We are involved in a historic struggle.” He said the House has passed four separate bills...]]>
The rebellion against big money politics http://illinoistimes.com/article-15940-the-rebellion-against-big-money-politics.html The rebellion against big money politics
If you are one of those cynics who think that none of today’s presidential candidates for the White House care about people like you and me, check out Republican wannabe Scott Walker.The Wisconsin g...]]>
Pill Cosby http://illinoistimes.com/article-15941-pill-cosby.html Pill Cosby
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playdate poem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15942-playdate-poem-1.html playdate poem #1
on a recent new yorker cover a room’sprominent wide window reveals backyard greenery swings a ball trees clear skyinside two young girls sit back to back butyards apart each intent on a screen eachp...]]>
Letters to the Editor 7/30/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15943-letters-to-the-editor-7_30_15.html Letters to the Editor 7/30/15
A BAD DECISIONThanks to Illinois Times and Scott Faingold for the excellent article on the Museum’s Research and Collections Center, “Extinct.” It is another very good example among many of why...]]>
Between a rock and Michael Madigan http://illinoistimes.com/article-15944-between-a-rock-and-michael-madigan.html Between a rock and Michael Madigan
Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner declared to reporters that if it wasn’t for House Speaker Michael Madigan the budget impasse would’ve been resolved.And perhaps if the sky was green, then grass might...]]>
Child care cuts threaten families on the edge - Advocates say changes will kill program through atrophy http://illinoistimes.com/article-15945-child-care-cuts-threaten-families-on-the-edge.html Child care cuts threaten families on the edge - Advocates say changes will kill program through atrophy
 Chandra Ankoor of Springfield gets three or four hours of sleep a night, seven days a week. She’s not sure how much longer she can keep that up, but she does it for her three young daughters.O...]]>
Rebuilding Springfield - Economic commission offers east side improvements http://illinoistimes.com/article-15946-rebuilding-springfield.html Rebuilding Springfield - Economic commission offers east side improvements
 A newly created business committee for Springfield offers opportunity for the city’s east side.Springfield mayor Jim Langfelder announced Tuesday a seven-member Economic Development Commission...]]>
WORDS MATTER http://illinoistimes.com/article-15947-words-matter.html WORDS MATTER
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, Gov. Bruce Rauner this week signed a handful of laws regarding people with disabilities. Among them is House Bill 4049,...]]>
QUIT CARPING – FOR NOW http://illinoistimes.com/article-15948-quit-carping-%25E2%2580%2593-for-now.html QUIT CARPING – FOR NOW
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s a fish that sure doesn’t look like Superman. And the infamous flying Asian carp can keep soaring unmolested in the wilds of Bath – that’s in Cass County...]]>
Urban League accused of bias - Racial, religious discrimination alleged http://illinoistimes.com/article-15949-urban-league-accused-of-bias.html Urban League accused of bias - Racial, religious discrimination alleged
 Hit with a $100,000 verdict in a discrimination lawsuit decided last week, the Springfield Urban League faces a second lawsuit from a former Head Start employee who says that she was the victim...]]>
Sanctity of life - Bishop went to bat for killer http://illinoistimes.com/article-15950-sanctity-of-life.html Sanctity of life - Bishop went to bat for killer
 The Rev. Thomas Paprocki espouses exorcism and opposes gay marriage. He has said that Muslims should be treated differently than others at airport security checkpoints because most terrorists ar...]]>
The gift that keeps on giving - Ex-anchorman’s wardrobe goes for peanuts http://illinoistimes.com/article-15951-the-gift-that-keeps-on-giving.html The gift that keeps on giving - Ex-anchorman’s wardrobe goes for peanuts
We here at Illinois Times are neither rich nor proud, which is why we shop for bargains at local thrift stores....]]>