IllinoisTimes - Articles http://illinoistimes.com/article Sun, 19 Nov 17 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 Reign of terrier http://illinoistimes.com/article-19359-reign-of-terrier.html Reign of terrier
 I know humans are typically your subject, but this is a relationship question so I hope you’ll consider answering it. I have a new puppy (an 8-pound terrier mutt). I eventually want her to sle...]]>
Bearing the burden of normality http://illinoistimes.com/article-19374-bearing-the-burden-of-normality.html Bearing the burden of normality
In the Fall 2017 number of The Hedgehog Review, devoted to critical reflections on contemporary culture, Paul Christman explores life in " a no-place that is also everyplace and anyplace."...]]>
The fast way to health and weight loss - How a Springfield group transformed itself by intermittent fasting http://illinoistimes.com/article-19349-the-fast-way-to-health-and-weight-loss.html The fast way to health and weight loss - How a Springfield group transformed itself by intermittent fasting
 In the guidebook for Narcotics Anonymous there is a paragraph which begins: “We have a disease; progressive, incurable and fatal.” The paragraph ends with the sentence: “Insanity is repeat...]]>
Homeless. The daily struggle. - As the city’s overflow shelter opens for the winter, the homeless ask whether more can be done http://illinoistimes.com/article-19350-homeless-the-daily-struggle.html Homeless. The daily struggle. - As the city’s overflow shelter opens for the winter, the homeless ask whether more can be done
 Sitting quietly inside an empty McDonald’s, Tracey and Michael Gragg ponder how they’ll find shelter for the night.Married for 18 years, the Graggs have been homeless for the last two. Micha...]]>
Justice League: A ‘one step forward, two steps back’ affair http://illinoistimes.com/article-19351-justice-league-a-%25E2%2580%2598one-step-forward-two-steps-back%25E2%2580%2599-affair.html Justice League: A ‘one step forward, two steps back’ affair
 It seems as though every time DC Comics releases a movie based on their heroes, they only end up making their counterpart, Marvel Films, look that much smarter. Such is the case with their lates...]]>
Solid history, entertainingly told - Krohe’s clever prose makes mid-Illinois history almost fun http://illinoistimes.com/article-19352-solid-history-entertainingly-told.html Solid history, entertainingly told - Krohe’s clever prose makes mid-Illinois history almost fun
 James Krohe Jr., Corn Kings & One-Horse Thieves: A Plain-Spoken History of Mid-Illinois. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2017.This work of solid history, entertainingly told,...]]>
Arts weekend in Springfield http://illinoistimes.com/article-19353-arts-weekend-in-springfield.html Arts weekend in Springfield
 This past weekend saw four separate, unique art events happening in Springfield at four different venues, each with its own flavor and focus, featuring artists working in multiple media, from th...]]>
Remember November music http://illinoistimes.com/article-19354-remember-november-music.html Remember November music
 Well, to say this was a tough week is an understatement of large proportions. I’m sure I speak for the friends and family of John Brillhart in thanking everyone for condolences, music, stories...]]>
Craig Gerdes http://illinoistimes.com/article-19355-craig-gerdes.html Craig Gerdes
 Part of the burgeoning, modern, underground, outlaw, country music field, Craig Gerdes is makin’ tracks and on the move. His latest release, Smokin’, Drinkin’ & Gamblin’ (Sol records...]]>
Dazzling trees, wreaths and decor http://illinoistimes.com/article-19356-dazzling-trees-wreaths-and-decor.html Dazzling trees, wreaths and decor
 Enjoy a long-standing Jacksonville tradition from a new location as Jacksonville’s annual Festival of Trees has relocated from Woodhaven Hospice to Pathway Services Unlimited. The three-day fe...]]>
Artisan-made gifts http://illinoistimes.com/article-19357-artisan-made-gifts.html Artisan-made gifts
 Kick off your holiday season with a special Thanksgiving and Christmas shopping event at the Lincoln Memorial Garden Nature Center, home to the Split Rail Shop. The annual holiday market feature...]]>
A play at the Place http://illinoistimes.com/article-19358-a-play-at-the-place.html A play at the Place
 Don’t miss Peculiar Inspirations, a fictitious theatre piece about modern Springfield writer Amy Lombard, who has been commissioned to write a play about Abraham Lincoln. An information-gather...]]>
How high can you go? - The bidding is underway for Amazon’s new headquarters http://illinoistimes.com/article-19360-how-high-can-you-go.html How high can you go? - The bidding is underway for Amazon’s new headquarters
 Usually, Amazon sells stuff at a discounted price. At the moment it is trying to sell something at the highest possible price – a second headquarters operation somewhere other than its hometow...]]>
Why we need to worry about federal debt http://illinoistimes.com/article-19361-why-we-need-to-worry-about-federal-debt.html Why we need to worry about federal debt
As Republicans in Congress move forward on their tax plan, it’s worth remembering one thing: whatever the legislative particulars, keep your eye on the plan’s impact on the federal debt. Our debt...]]>
Why reward bad corporate behavior with more tax breaks? http://illinoistimes.com/article-19362-why-reward-bad-corporate-behavior-with-more-tax-breaks.html Why reward bad corporate behavior with more tax breaks?
 As anyone who has ever been to any of the many cities that are graced with a Trump hotel, casino, golf resort, etc. likely knows, Donald Trump insists that his name be gaudily displayed in giant...]]>
That was one weird veto session http://illinoistimes.com/article-19363-that-was-one-weird-veto-session.html That was one weird veto session
One of the most unusual Illinois veto sessions I’ve ever seen wrapped up last week.The two-week session was supposed to be about whether infuriated legislative Republicans would abandon Gov. Bruce R...]]>
Can I see your papers? No! - ALPLM ends interlibrary loans http://illinoistimes.com/article-19364-can-i-see-your-papers-no_.html Can I see your papers? No! - ALPLM ends interlibrary loans
A copy of A Survey Of The Ishams In England And America: Eight Hundred And Fifty Years of History and Genealogy is in the wind.Published in 1938, the 672-page tome that traces the ancestry of the Isha...]]>
City takes aim at Poplar Place - Proposal to fix streets draws fire http://illinoistimes.com/article-19365-city-takes-aim-at-poplar-place.html City takes aim at Poplar Place - Proposal to fix streets draws fire
Nyree Morris says that she has no problems with her landlord in Poplar Place, where she’s lived since January, but she is nonetheless moving.Repairs and maintenance, Morris says, aren’t a problem,...]]>
Letters to the Editor 11/16/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19366-letters-to-the-editor-11_16_17.html Letters to the Editor 11/16/17
ROUND UP FOR HOMELESSA sure sign that winter will be here before we know it was the opening Sunday (Nov. 12) of our city’s overflow shelter.Thanks in part to the many generous CWLP customers who alr...]]>
Thoughts and Prayers http://illinoistimes.com/article-19367-thoughts-and-prayers.html Thoughts and Prayers
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No zombie children! - Good sleep is essential for growing kids http://illinoistimes.com/article-19368-no-zombie-children_.html No zombie children! - Good sleep is essential for growing kids
Experts advise caution: sleep is not a luxury; it’s a necessity for good health. It’s no secret that the sleep debt is growing like the national debt in American adults. Studies show that our chil...]]>
Winter FUNderland - November-February kids activity calendar http://illinoistimes.com/article-19369-winter-funderland.html Winter FUNderland - November-February kids activity calendar
The Polar ExpressNov 17-19, 24-26, Dec 1-3, 8-9. Read along with the story as the Polar Express train makes its round-trip journey to the North Pole. mrym.org. Monticello Railroad Museum, 992 Iron Hor...]]>
A recipe for gratitude - Cooking up family fun this Thanksgiving http://illinoistimes.com/article-19370-a-recipe-for-gratitude.html A recipe for gratitude - Cooking up family fun this Thanksgiving
What’s your family thankful for this holiday season? If the answer doesn’t come easily, keep pondering. Research shows cultivating gratitude can positively affect health, relationships and happine...]]>
Getting creative with child care - The struggle is real. Here are some tips. http://illinoistimes.com/article-19371-getting-creative-with-child-care.html Getting creative with child care - The struggle is real. Here are some tips.
 A dear friend of mine has three children under 5½. And she’s one of the best, most grounded, least edgy moms I know. She’s not the mom with blown out hair and a full Lululemon wardrobe or s...]]>
Educate and vaccinate http://illinoistimes.com/article-19372-educate-and-vaccinate.html Educate and vaccinate
 The human papillomavirus – or HPV – is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world. There are more than 170 types of HPV, and about a dozen of them are linked to cancer. &nbs...]]>
Crunching numbers for Illinois kids - Illinois Kids Count report shows need for improvement statewide and in Sangamon County http://illinoistimes.com/article-19373-crunching-numbers-for-illinois-kids.html Crunching numbers for Illinois kids - Illinois Kids Count report shows need for improvement statewide and in Sangamon County
 If the song is correct and “the children are our future,” it stands to reason that the quality of life experienced by children will have an impact on that future. Each year, the advocacy gro...]]>
Cops win residency fight - If it ain't broke, don't fix it, arbitrator says http://illinoistimes.com/article-19347-cops-win-residency-fight.html Cops win residency fight - If it ain't broke, don't fix it, arbitrator says
Freshly arrived in our mailbox this morning is a copy of arbitrators’ decision in labor negotiations between the union representing city police officers and the city. And it appears to be a defea...]]>
Familiar “Daddy’s Home 2” Still Effective http://illinoistimes.com/article-19348-familiar-%25E2%2580%259Cdaddy%25E2%2580%2599s-home-2%25E2%2580%259D-still-effective.html Familiar “Daddy’s Home 2” Still Effective
There’s nothing new in Daddy’s Home 2, something that works to its advantage and detriment. The comedic dynamic between stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, the former doing his patented overgr...]]>
Business as usual - Sangamon County tries to reinvent the wheel http://illinoistimes.com/article-19326-business-as-usual.html Business as usual - Sangamon County tries to reinvent the wheel
 In 2015, in a rare lucid moment (see “A place for business to live,” Aug. 6, 2015), I suggested that Mayor Jim Langfelder’s just unveiled economic development commission include not only t...]]>
Sluggish market for high-end houses - Why doctors are fleeing Leland Grove http://illinoistimes.com/article-19327-sluggish-market-for-high-end-houses.html Sluggish market for high-end houses - Why doctors are fleeing Leland Grove
 Is there a doctor in the house? Not as many in the Springfield area, thanks to the state of Illinois’ budget woes.Uncertainty over the state’s fiscal situation, fueled by Illinois’ record-...]]>