IllinoisTimes - Articles http://illinoistimes.com/article Wed, 29 Mar 17 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Marion, Illinois a Real Find for http://illinoistimes.com/article-18450-marion-illinois-a-real-find-for.html Marion, Illinois a Real Find for
Growing up in rural Wisconsin, filmmaker Hunter Adams knows what makes small town living unique and how tight-knit communities behave. With that in mind, he knew Marion, Illinois was the perfect pla...]]>
Museum comeback - Illinois State Museum reopens with a plan to revitalize http://illinoistimes.com/article-18427-museum-comeback.html Museum comeback - Illinois State Museum reopens with a plan to revitalize
 The Illinois State Museum, founded in 1877, reopened its doors on July 2, 2016, after being closed for nine months due to budget cuts at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The closing...]]>
A world of blurt http://illinoistimes.com/article-18428-a-world-of-blurt.html A world of blurt
I’m in love with my married female co-worker. I’m married and have no intention of leaving my wife, and I doubt she’d leave her husband, even if she shared my feelings. I love how caring and kin...]]>
What the pho? http://illinoistimes.com/article-18429-what-the-pho.html What the pho?
 Google released a report last year that analyzed what everyone’s cooking, buying and ordering. Google analyzed all the food-related search queries between January 2014 and January 2016. They l...]]>
Beast forgets that less can be more http://illinoistimes.com/article-18430-beast-forgets-that-less-can-be-more.html Beast forgets that less can be more
 It was one of the most frustrating film-going experiences in recent memory. Disney’s live-action remake of its classic animated feature Beauty and the Beast is a combination of touching moment...]]>
Lady Carole turns 7 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18431-lady-carole-turns-7.html Lady Carole turns 7
 As I write this, I’m looking out the window into the beauteous out of doors, like a schoolkid or state worker begging the universe for something to happen that would legitimately allow respons...]]>
Fireside Relics http://illinoistimes.com/article-18432-fireside-relics.html Fireside Relics
 With the release of Shot Out the Saddle, the second, full-length recording of original material from Fireside Relics, the band looks to “establish themselves as heavy hitters” within the Spr...]]>
Prints by William Crook Jr. http://illinoistimes.com/article-18433-prints-by-william-crook-jr.html Prints by William Crook Jr.
 On Thursday, March 23, join local artist William Crook Jr. for a discussion of his print series titled “Portals into Springfield.” Since the 1970s, Bill has created art depicting life in Spr...]]>
Lots of laughs http://illinoistimes.com/article-18434-lots-of-laughs.html Lots of laughs
 Mason City Limits Comedy Club is honored to host former contributing writer on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and current writer and frequent guest of the “Bob and Tom Show,” Rob Hane...]]>
A “hoppy” holiday photo op http://illinoistimes.com/article-18435-a-%25E2%2580%259Choppy%25E2%2580%259D-holiday-photo-op.html A “hoppy” holiday photo op
 Kids can meet with and pose for a commemorative souvenir photo with the Easter bunny during White Oaks Malls’ Easter Bunny Photo Experience sponsored by The Gymboree Corporation and Universal...]]>
Editors Note 3/23/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18436-editors-note-3_23_17.html Editors Note 3/23/17
 It gave us a shudder to hear the new secretary of state rattling his saber this week about Korea. The policy of “strategic patience” with North Korea is over, he said, and “all options are...]]>
The making of a fan - A look back at AAA baseball in Springfield http://illinoistimes.com/article-18437-the-making-of-a-fan.html The making of a fan - A look back at AAA baseball in Springfield
 Opening Day is April 2, and in honor of the new season I bring you this column from 1978, when Springfield was, gloriously, home to the Redbirds, the St. Louis Cardinals’ AAA farm team.The pie...]]>
In praise of pragmatism - Lee Hamilton http://illinoistimes.com/article-18438-in-praise-of-pragmatism.html In praise of pragmatism - Lee Hamilton
 As you watch the health care proceedings on Capitol Hill, imagine what things might be like if we lived in more functional political times. In particular, what if Congress were run by pragmatist...]]>
How magical is Donald Trump? http://illinoistimes.com/article-18439-how-magical-is-donald-trump.html How magical is Donald Trump?
 Trump & Company claim they have a sweeping mandate from voters to remake America –but wait, it is just a magic trick – almost half of the electorate chose not to vote in last November’...]]>
Other ideas for the Y block http://illinoistimes.com/article-18440-other-ideas-for-the-y-block.html Other ideas for the Y block
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asylum poem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18441-asylum-poem-1.html asylum poem #1
 asylum poem #1 do any of you remember 1939 when a boatload of 935 jews approached our shores and we sent them back to auschwitz? Note on the above: look in Wikipedia or other source material for...]]>
Letters 3/23/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18442-letters-3_23_17.html Letters 3/23/17
VISION OF TRUMPSenator Dick Durbin at the Gorsuch confirmation hearing commented that White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Gorsuch represents the type of judge that has the vision of Trump....]]>
Rauner almost catches Madigan’s ratings http://illinoistimes.com/article-18443-rauner-almost-catches-madigan%25E2%2580%2599s-ratings.html Rauner almost catches Madigan’s ratings
 You may have heard about a recent Paul Simon Public Policy Institute poll which found that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s job disapproval ratings have almost doubled in the past two years, from 31 percen...]]>
A push to enforce nursing home staffing laws http://illinoistimes.com/article-18444-a-push-to-enforce-nursing-home-staffing-laws.html A push to enforce nursing home staffing laws
 When Springfield resident Jerry Rabbe learned his mother had Alzheimer’s disease, he began to search for facilities to treat her condition. Rabbe took his mother to the Villas Senior Care Comm...]]>
ARTS RESIDENCY IN ENOS PARK http://illinoistimes.com/article-18445-arts-residency-in-enos-park.html ARTS RESIDENCY IN ENOS PARK
The University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery is partnering with the Springfield Art Association and Enos Park Residency for Visual Artists to offer a funded residency and art exhibition...]]>
HEALTHY FOOD TEAM http://illinoistimes.com/article-18446-healthy-food-team.html HEALTHY FOOD TEAM
The Central Illinois Foodbank is teaming up with the SIU Center for Family Medicine to distribute healthy food for the Sangamon County community. At 5 p.m. Thursday, March 23, the Healthy Foods Distri...]]>
Bill makes it easier to expunge juvenile records http://illinoistimes.com/article-18447-bill-makes-it-easier-to-expunge-juvenile-records.html Bill makes it easier to expunge juvenile records
 Legislation introduced in the House and Senate recommends programs to erase juvenile records and tougher discretion in obtaining those records. The legislation, known as the Youth Opportunity an...]]>
A playful play - Edwards Place Players’ latest production is a backstage farce http://illinoistimes.com/article-18448-a-playful-play.html A playful play - Edwards Place Players’ latest production is a backstage farce
 “I had always had this dream to do a play about Abraham Lincoln’s wedding,” said Springfield Art Association curator of collections Erika Holst. “I have zero theater background, so I jus...]]>
The nine-inning version http://illinoistimes.com/article-18449-the-nine-inning-version.html The nine-inning version
The piece about the Springfield Redbirds that appeared in the paper on March 23, 2017, was shortened by rain, so to speak. Readers interested in the complete version will find it here, as it appear...]]>
Blow by blow - Man who fought cop says adversary deserves promotion http://illinoistimes.com/article-18426-blow-by-blow.html Blow by blow - Man who fought cop says adversary deserves promotion
On East Stuart Street, the Feb. 27 fist fight between Officer Samuel Rosario and Robert Humes seems common knowledge.“He’s down the street,” says a man working on a car in...]]>
What migrants? http://illinoistimes.com/article-18425-what-migrants.html What migrants?
 A skeptical reader wondered how the Trumpish crackdown on unpapered immigrants might hurt Illinois agriculture, as I argued it would in "Absolutely ridiculous." More than 70 percent of...]]>
Pleaser burn http://illinoistimes.com/article-18398-pleaser-burn.html Pleaser burn
 My problem is that I’ll go on one or two dates with a girl and then get the whole “I just wanna be friends.” And they really mean that. They want me to do lunch and go shopping and talk on...]]>
The proud history of St. Pat’s Parade - Preserving family traditions while supporting downtown for 33 years http://illinoistimes.com/article-18399-the-proud-history-of-st-pat%25E2%2580%2599s-parade.html The proud history of St. Pat’s Parade - Preserving family traditions while supporting downtown for 33 years
 Last Saturday, March 11, thousands of green-clad parade watchers of all ages gathered in downtown Springfield at the “Craic O’ Noon” to experience the St. Patrick’s Day Marching Band Par...]]>
Holiday muscle dish http://illinoistimes.com/article-18400-holiday-muscle-dish.html Holiday muscle dish
 Like many Americans, every year I looked forward to my St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage. And every year, my mother loved to remind us that if we really wanted to enjoy a traditional I...]]>
Kong: Skull Island an epic monster mash http://illinoistimes.com/article-18401-kong-skull-island-an-epic-monster-mash.html Kong: Skull Island an epic monster mash
 When reading about the massive budgets spent on some of today’s films, I often wonder, “Where did all the money go?” That’s certainly not the case where Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skul...]]>