IllinoisTimes - Articles http://illinoistimes.com/article Thu, 21 Aug 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Missing history - When historical documents disappear from courthouses http://illinoistimes.com/article-14342-missing-history.html Missing history - When historical documents disappear from courthouses
 As a supervisor in the department of state archives for the secretary of state’s office, Karl Moore makes a living by preserving records from courts and government offices throughout Illinois....]]>
Being there - Recalling Nixon, being with John Malkovich and a grand party http://illinoistimes.com/article-14343-being-there.html Being there - Recalling Nixon, being with John Malkovich and a grand party
 The passage of the Civil Right’s Act 50 summers ago has gotten lots of media attention this year, and rightly so. But there’s been little – at least that I’ve heard – of the 40th anniv...]]>
Magic in the Moonlight http://illinoistimes.com/article-14344-magic-in-the-moonlight.html Magic in the Moonlight
 While Magic in the Moonlight doesn’t rank as one of Woody Allen’s finer efforts, it certainly isn’t without its charms. Of course, one should keep in mind that the writer/director’s less...]]>
Bass, blues, folk, fun http://illinoistimes.com/article-14345-bass-blues-folk-fun.html Bass, blues, folk, fun
 Good heavens! Just when you think there’s nothing to do, there’s more than ever before. Here we go with a jam-packed weekend of assorted happenings.Here’s a snippet of Thursday events. Oti...]]>
Micah Walk http://illinoistimes.com/article-14346-micah-walk.html Micah Walk
 From his prolific recording output to consistent live music performances in an array of combos, singer-songwriter, guitarist and bandleader Micah Walk is an integral part of making music around ...]]>
Great taste ’n’ tunes http://illinoistimes.com/article-14347-great-taste-%25E2%2580%2599n%25E2%2580%2599-tunes.html Great taste ’n’ tunes
 Kicking off a fast approaching fall festival season, the ever-popular Old Capitol Blues and BBQS has great blues music paired with a food favorite, barbecue. Put on each year by Downtown Springf...]]>
Two nights of funny http://illinoistimes.com/article-14348-two-nights-of-funny.html Two nights of funny
 The popular Portuguese Rodeo Clown Company returns to the Hoogland Center for the Arts Aug. 22 and 23 with live improvised comedy theater. Get your tickets now by phone or online – these...]]>
Things are looking up http://illinoistimes.com/article-14349-things-are-looking-up.html Things are looking up
 A mere 30 minutes north of Springfield, the Lincoln Art and Balloon Festival, Aug. 22-24, combines small town charm with the magic of hot air balloons. The fun takes place at two locations, on t...]]>
Getting to be a habit http://illinoistimes.com/article-14350-getting-to-be-a-habit.html Getting to be a habit
Curses, foiled againPolice in Bloomsburg, Pa., arrested Jacob Close, 25, for jumping bail after he took part in the local newspaper’s “Your Opinion” feature and allowed his photo to be published...]]>
Under new anger management http://illinoistimes.com/article-14351-under-new-anger-management.html Under new anger management
When my boyfriend and I started dating, he was kind of a hothead. His first encounter with my friends was a game of touch football on the beach. He and another guy collided, and he lost his temper. Th...]]>
Merge, right? - Too many Illinoisans don’t know how to behave on the road http://illinoistimes.com/article-14352-merge-right.html Merge, right? - Too many Illinoisans don’t know how to behave on the road
 There is no traffic situation so bad that drivers can’t make it worse, as I was reminded while driving on I-55 recently. Work on the Des Plaines River bridge required rerouting traffic onto on...]]>
Why government fails, and what we should do about it http://illinoistimes.com/article-14353-why-government-fails-and-what-we-should-do-about-it.html Why government fails, and what we should do about it
 As election season approaches, I’ve been pondering a crucial issue about the role of government in our society. It’s that our government often fails – and that we need to address this. Wha...]]>
GOP’s ‘hell no’ faction http://illinoistimes.com/article-14354-gop%25E2%2580%2599s-%25E2%2580%2598hell-no%25E2%2580%2599-faction.html GOP’s ‘hell no’ faction
 Ah, August – that time of year when the going gets tough ... and Congress gets going.On vacation that is. And, to be fair, maybe Congress needs a vacation. All the stress of not passing laws a...]]>
A nod to tradition http://illinoistimes.com/article-14355-a-nod-to-tradition.html A nod to tradition
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norwaypoem #2 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14356-norwaypoem-2.html norwaypoem #2
 norwaypoem #2I am in norway how refreshing to be in a spot where everyone speaks a tongue that is not mine norwegian is a musical language light its phrases end in upbeats reflecting the country...]]>
Letters to the Editor 8/21/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14357-letters-to-the-editor-8_21_14.html Letters to the Editor 8/21/14
 JUDGING CHARACTERMike Lang reported in Illinois Times on various “Conversations on race” (see “Diverse faith groups talk about race,” June 12) that have been initiated by clergy and cong...]]>
Fair share for Edgar?! http://illinoistimes.com/article-14358-fair-share-for-edgar_.html Fair share for Edgar?!
 I’m not sure why, but the surprise appearance by former Gov. Jim Edgar at the Illinois State Fair’s Republican Day last week didn’t generate much media coverage. Despite the fact that Edga...]]>
Faith Coalition presses Quinn for rail jobs http://illinoistimes.com/article-14359-faith-coalition-presses-quinn-for-rail-jobs.html Faith Coalition presses Quinn for rail jobs
 In an East St. Louis church, just 12 miles from Ferguson, Missouri, where people are protesting the killing of a young black man by police, another group gathers in the name of social justice. M...]]>
Settling affairs - Carlock costs taxpayers millions http://illinoistimes.com/article-14360-settling-affairs.html Settling affairs - Carlock costs taxpayers millions
 Sangamon County sheriff Neil Williamson called me on Monday night, less than an hour after a county board committee finally deciphered writing that’s been on the wall for nearly seven years no...]]>
HEAR HOW PEORIA DOES NEIGHBORHOODS RIGHT http://illinoistimes.com/article-14361-hear-how-peoria-does-neighborhoods-right.html HEAR HOW PEORIA DOES NEIGHBORHOODS RIGHT
 Should Springfield have a public official whose job it is to help revitalize neighborhoods? The Inner City Older Neighborhoods (ICON) coalition thinks so, and they’re hosting a public forum on...]]>
TAKING STOCK http://illinoistimes.com/article-14362-taking-stock.html TAKING STOCK
 While our colleagues at the State Journal-Register go without raises while toiling to deliver all the news that’s fit to print, they can take comfort in the fact that they are helping make som...]]>
Only in America - Lawyers, guns and tequila http://illinoistimes.com/article-14363-only-in-america.html Only in America - Lawyers, guns and tequila
 There were neither gun-control advocates nor concealed-carry proponents nor anyone from Ferguson last Thursday in the courtroom of Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Schmidt. Just an out-o...]]>
Steely Dan sounding fresh - Band delivers at state fair http://illinoistimes.com/article-14337-steely-dan-sounding-fresh.html Steely Dan sounding fresh - Band delivers at state fair
If Walter Becker and Donald Fagen know one thing, it is how to hire musicians.The two-man songwriting brain trust that is Steely Dan has built a legacy on a revolving door of top-flight studio players...]]>
Settlement in Carlock case near - County to pay nearly $2.6 million http://illinoistimes.com/article-14338-settlement-in-carlock-case-near.html Settlement in Carlock case near - County to pay nearly $2.6 million
Sangamon County taxpayers will pay $2.575 million to the family of Amon Paul Carlock, an accused pedophile who died in the Sangamon County jail awaiting trial nearly eight years ago, under a settlemen...]]>
Patrick Yeagle - PGP Public Key http://illinoistimes.com/article-14334-patrick-yeagle-pgp-public-key.html Patrick Yeagle - PGP Public Key
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I’m with stupor http://illinoistimes.com/article-14305-i%25E2%2580%2599m-with-stupor.html I’m with stupor
 A close friend has a drinking problem. His wife kicked him out, he lost his job, and he’s been a lousy father to their 1-year-old son. He begged to stay with me (his only single friend) and ha...]]>
Board games http://illinoistimes.com/article-14306-board-games.html Board games
Curses, foiled again• An armed woman entered a store in Oklahoma City and started beating clerk Lein Nguyen, 70, with her gun, demanding money. Police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said Nguyen responded by ...]]>
Black and white - Police say they’re trying to make the city safer. But black drivers feel targeted. http://illinoistimes.com/article-14307-black-and-white.html Black and white - Police say they’re trying to make the city safer. But black drivers feel targeted.
 Just before midnight on Nov. 4, Samuel Johnson of Springfield was returning home from Bloomington when he saw a police cruiser in the median along Interstate 55. He hadn’t been drinking or usi...]]>
Shrek - The green monster comes to the Muni http://illinoistimes.com/article-14308-shrek.html Shrek - The green monster comes to the Muni
 Looking for a place where you can see a wisecracking gingerbread man, an enormous singing dragon, a talking donkey and a diminutive aristocrat sharing the stage with a couple of green freaks who...]]>
Tropical treats http://illinoistimes.com/article-14309-tropical-treats.html Tropical treats
 Most of my summer desserts focus on seasonal fruits at their succulently flavorful peak: berries, melons, peaches, nectarines and plums bought at farmers markets and roadside stands. But tropica...]]>