IllinoisTimes - Articles http://illinoistimes.com/article Mon, 23 Apr 18 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 SEIZED - Cops take cash, cars and sometimes houses http://illinoistimes.com/article-19898-seized.html SEIZED - Cops take cash, cars and sometimes houses
 The case sounds simple.Acting on a tip, Springfield cops last July 26 served a search warrant at a Black Avenue home near Fairview Elementary School, finding a dozen marijuana plants in full bud...]]>
Theatrical exorcism - UIS Theatre takes on Pirandello’s haunting humorous Six Characters http://illinoistimes.com/article-19899-theatrical-exorcism.html Theatrical exorcism - UIS Theatre takes on Pirandello’s haunting humorous Six Characters
 Nearly a century ago, Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello prefigured postmodernism with his then-controversial 1921 play, Six Characters in Search of an Author, which continues its two-week run...]]>
Aioli or eughhh? - A passion for mayonnaise http://illinoistimes.com/article-19900-aioli-or-eughhh.html Aioli or eughhh? - A passion for mayonnaise
 Increasingly, we seem to live in a world divided. Folks seem to fall firmly on one side of the proverbial fence or the other: conservatives versus liberals, paleo diet versus plant-based diet, C...]]>
I Feel Pretty’s execution fails its message http://illinoistimes.com/article-19901-i-feel-pretty%25E2%2580%2599s-execution-fails-its-message.html I Feel Pretty’s execution fails its message
 The intention behind Abby Kohn’s and Marc Silverstein’s I Feel Pretty can’t be faulted. The film couldn’t be timelier, as it is a broadside against media representations of unrealistic p...]]>
Varying the venues http://illinoistimes.com/article-19902-varying-the-venues.html Varying the venues
 Readers of this column know we spend a good deal of our time listening to live music inside the bars, but rest assured, my friends, many other venues host live music on a regular basis. From chu...]]>
Mr. Opporknockity http://illinoistimes.com/article-19903-mr-opporknockity.html Mr. Opporknockity
 Back for one more reunion show that celebrates 21 years of togetherness, Mr. O still rules the roost in the local “original music with a few covers” category. After a strong showing in the l...]]>
Celebrate and protect Mother Earth http://illinoistimes.com/article-19904-celebrate-and-protect-mother-earth.html Celebrate and protect Mother Earth
 On Saturday, April 21, enjoy an afternoon of fun, learning and entertainment during the 26th Annual Earth Awareness Fair. This event, hosted by the City of Springfield’s Office of Public Works...]]>
End sexual violenc http://illinoistimes.com/article-19905-end-sexual-violenc.html End sexual violenc
 On Saturday, April 21, show your support of ending sexual violence and raising awareness of sexual assault in the Springfield community during “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes: The Men’s March to S...]]>
Come, hear the word http://illinoistimes.com/article-19906-come-hear-the-word.html Come, hear the word
 Come together with your community and sing praise to God during the Ben Culli Hymn Festival on Sunday, April 22. The festival is organized by Springfield native and Milwaukee-based organist and...]]>
A brief history of tame http://illinoistimes.com/article-19907-a-brief-history-of-tame.html A brief history of tame
 I’m a 45-year-old single guy seeking a long-term relationship. My problem is that when I’m interacting with a woman I’m attracted to, my ability to read whether she’s interested in me go...]]>
Guns, guns and more guns - Rally at Capitol underwhelms http://illinoistimes.com/article-19910-guns-guns-and-more-guns.html Guns, guns and more guns - Rally at Capitol underwhelms
 I spent nearly two hours watching last weekend’s gun rally on the Capitol steps and walked away disturbed and buoyant.The good news is, they didn’t get nearly as many folks as hoped, predict...]]>
Editor's Note 04/19/18 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19911-editors-note-04_19_18.html Editor's Note 04/19/18
 Seldom is heard a discouraging word about Abraham Lincoln, around here at least, but Bloomington author and lawyer Guy Fraker, who has written two books on Lincoln’s circuit-riding days, told...]]>
Seeking justice for an innocent man, posthumously http://illinoistimes.com/article-19912-seeking-justice-for-an-innocent-man-posthumously.html Seeking justice for an innocent man, posthumously
On Saturday, April 28, the Illinois Innocence Project (IIP) will honor retired Lt. Paul Echols from the Carbondale Police Department for his persistent quest for a posthumous exoneration of Grover Tho...]]>
Learning from DeMarco http://illinoistimes.com/article-19913-learning-from-demarco.html Learning from DeMarco
I apologize for turning inward for a personal commentary today, but Susan DeMarco is an admirable example of the virtue of citizen activism. She didn’t dwell in the media limelight, yet she’s one...]]>
earthday (doom) poem #95 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19914-earthday-%2528doom%2529-poem-95.html earthday (doom) poem #95
 for me the scariest latest news:the verification of the prediction fifteen years ago when warned the world had some ten years to get its ducks lined up to slow or stop climate change instead we�...]]>
Letters to the Editor 4/19/18 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19915-letters-to-the-editor-4_19_18.html Letters to the Editor 4/19/18
IMMIGRATION EDUCATIONI’ve known Rosanna Pulido (“The anti-welcome lady,” Fletcher Farrar, April 5) since her entry into the struggle to restore sanity to our immigration policy, and I think it i...]]>
This Week | Chris Britt http://illinoistimes.com/article-19916-this-week-chris-britt.html This Week | Chris Britt
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Past is likely prologue with state budget http://illinoistimes.com/article-19917-past-is-likely-prologue-with-state-budget.html Past is likely prologue with state budget
I’ve read, watched and heard a whole lot of commentary about the upcoming state budget negotiations during the past few weeks, and it pretty much all ignores recent history and focuses instead on on...]]>
Chickening out - Petersburg poultry processor pursues pasture partners http://illinoistimes.com/article-19918-chickening-out.html Chickening out - Petersburg poultry processor pursues pasture partners
 Cavan Sullivan and his family have a grain farm in Petersburg and recently decided to expand their business by opening Petersburg Processing, a poultry processor. As a processor, Sullivan also m...]]>
WRIGLEY FIELD IS A BUILDING? http://illinoistimes.com/article-19919-wrigley-field-is-a-building.html WRIGLEY FIELD IS A BUILDING?
The ongoing “Illinois Top 200” project allows Illinois residents a chance to vote every two weeks on the state’s most inspiring leaders, greatest books and top businesses, among other superlativ...]]>
ABE AND HIPAA http://illinoistimes.com/article-19920-abe-and-hipaa.html ABE AND HIPAA
Shortly after being named executive director of Oak Ridge Cemetery in 2011, Michael Lelys got a peek at something most folks rarely see: handwritten internment records memorializing Abraham Lincoln’...]]>
You’re in Abe’s Army now - This summer, find fun, friends and fitness through Abe’s Army, a 12-week training program for the Abe’s Amble 10K http://illinoistimes.com/article-19921-you%25E2%2580%2599re-in-abe%25E2%2580%2599s-army-now.html You’re in Abe’s Army now - This summer, find fun, friends and fitness through Abe’s Army, a 12-week training program for the Abe’s Amble 10K
Walkers, race walkers and runners of all fitness levels are cordially invited to participate in Abe’s Army, a 12-week program that trains participants to walk, run or race walk the Abe’s Amble 10K...]]>
Sheriff hires supporter's relative - Former Sen. Bomke's son to start Monday http://illinoistimes.com/article-19922-sheriff-hires-supporters-relative.html Sheriff hires supporter's relative - Former Sen. Bomke's son to start Monday
 Sangamon County sheriff Wes Barr has hired the son of former state Sen. Larry Bomke, a Republican who contributed to the sheriff’s 2014 election campaign and endorsed him in media advertise...]]>
Schumer and Bryant Define “Pretty” http://illinoistimes.com/article-19908-schumer-and-bryant-define-%25E2%2580%259Cpretty%25E2%2580%259D.html Schumer and Bryant Define “Pretty”
Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein’s I Feel Pretty couldn’t be more timely.  Dealing with the issues of body shaming and low self-esteem, both perpetuated by the constant parading of unreali...]]>
Hamm, Script Drive “Beirut” http://illinoistimes.com/article-19909-hamm-script-drive-%25E2%2580%259Cbeirut%25E2%2580%259D.html Hamm, Script Drive “Beirut”
I missed out on the whole Mad Men thing (Yes, I know, shame on me; its on the massive list of things I should watch), so I was unprepared for everything that is Jon Hamm. While I have seen him do...]]>
Alleged dealer also a former madam - Investigation began five years ago http://illinoistimes.com/article-19897-alleged-dealer-also-a-former-madam.html Alleged dealer also a former madam - Investigation began five years ago
A Salisbury woman accused of dealing synthetic marijuana has been in trouble before.Letha Dean, 71, pleaded guilty to prostitution-related charges in 2009, long before she was arrested last week and...]]>
From pot to prison to politics - Parolee aims high http://illinoistimes.com/article-19867-from-pot-to-prison-to-politics.html From pot to prison to politics - Parolee aims high
 The last felon-turned-angel story I wrote did not end well.It concerned a meth cook returned to prison after nearly two years of freedom and gainful employment, on the grounds that he hadn’t b...]]>
Why are Democrats losing ground? - A history lesson http://illinoistimes.com/article-19868-why-are-democrats-losing-ground.html Why are Democrats losing ground? - A history lesson
 A few nights ago in Springfield, after enjoying dinner at our favorite Old Capitol Plaza restaurant, I came across an illuminating discovery – an old friend. Next door to our restaurant is a b...]]>
A regime of austerity http://illinoistimes.com/article-19869-a-regime-of-austerity.html A regime of austerity
 Sometimes, it’s useful to state the obvious. Here’s a fact, for example, that we all know to be true: America’s economy is enormous. It’s worth saying that out loud and repeating it to o...]]>
FU http://illinoistimes.com/article-19870-fu.html FU
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