IllinoisTimes - Articles http://illinoistimes.com/article Tue, 26 May 15 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 The shoo must go on http://illinoistimes.com/article-15499-the-shoo-must-go-on.html The shoo must go on
 I’ve been dating this guy long distance for six months. He’ll often fail to return texts for an entire day or even a few days. I keep breaking up with him, but he keeps apologizing, acknowle...]]>
Fruitful gesture http://illinoistimes.com/article-15500-fruitful-gesture.html Fruitful gesture
Curses, foiled again• Moments after robbing a tourist of her gold chain on a street in Miami Beach, Fla., the gunman returned to the scene in his Mercedes and confronted the victim about the poor qu...]]>
Summerguide Calendar http://illinoistimes.com/article-15501-summerguide-calendar.html Summerguide Calendar
 MaySpringfield Audubon Society Walk and ProgramMay 21, 5:30-6:30pm.Walk and identify invasive species around Adams Wildlife Sanctuary, plus program discussing the problems invasive species creat...]]>
Shop farmers markets for good food http://illinoistimes.com/article-15502-shop-farmers-markets-for-good-food.html Shop farmers markets for good food
 Farmers markets are festive community events and showcase the Land of Lincoln’s other local treasure – its food! Buying local produce not only supports Illinois farmers, but also physical he...]]>
Assumption Fest http://illinoistimes.com/article-15503-assumption-fest.html Assumption Fest
Thursday, June 25, 5-11pm • Friday, June 26. 5pm-12:30am Saturday, June 27, 11am-12:30amThe only assumption you can safely make about Assumption Fest is that a great time will be had by all. This hu...]]>
Paint the Street Fest http://illinoistimes.com/article-15504-paint-the-street-fest.html Paint the Street Fest
Saturday, July 18, 2-10pmMake your literal mark on downtown Springfield at the Springfield Art Association’s Third Annual Paint the Street Festival. This all-ages community block party combines pain...]]>
Powerlight Abe Lincoln Car Show Spectacular http://illinoistimes.com/article-15505-powerlight-abe-lincoln-car-show-spectacular.html Powerlight Abe Lincoln Car Show Spectacular
Saturday, Aug. 1, 8am-4pm The largest car show in central Illinois rolls into Springfield on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For the third year in a row, the show, which offers free admission...]]>
Decatur Celebration http://illinoistimes.com/article-15506-decatur-celebration.html Decatur Celebration
Thursday, Aug. 6, 7-11pm • Friday, Aug. 7, 5-11pm Saturday, Aug. 8, 11am-11pm • Sunday, Aug. 9, 11am-9:30pmThis summer, hundreds of thousands of people will flock to downtown Decatur to attend one...]]>
Downhome Music Festival http://illinoistimes.com/article-15507-downhome-music-festival.html Downhome Music Festival
Friday Aug. 7, 5:30pm-12am • Saturday, Aug. 8, 2pm-12amLocal is the theme of this multiday all-ages festival that combines art, beer and original music to two stages at the intersection of Seventh a...]]>
Follow George Rogers Clark and Red Skelton to Vincennes http://illinoistimes.com/article-15508-follow-george-rogers-clark-and-red-skelton-to-vincennes.html Follow George Rogers Clark and Red Skelton to Vincennes
 Red Skelton and George Rogers Clark are far apart on the spectrum of American history, but the paths of the comedy icon and the Revolutionary War hero meet in Vincennes, Indiana. You should beat...]]>
For shops, food and fun, visit Kimmswick, Missouri http://illinoistimes.com/article-15509-for-shops-food-and-fun-visit-kimmswick-missouri.html For shops, food and fun, visit Kimmswick, Missouri
 To get away for the day, consider a jaunt just a couple hours south of Springfield to Kimmswick, Missouri. This historic town offers everything for a girl’s day out or a couple’s daycation....]]>
Summer fun means a ride and a run http://illinoistimes.com/article-15510-summer-fun-means-a-ride-and-a-run.html Summer fun means a ride and a run
 Springfield is quickly becoming a hot spot for cool races. Whether you’re looking for a hardcore challenge or just something to keep you from languishing on the couch all summer, there’s lik...]]>
What good is sitting alone in your room? - Go see some theater. http://illinoistimes.com/article-15511-what-good-is-sitting-alone-in-your-room.html What good is sitting alone in your room? - Go see some theater.
 Here’s what’s playing this summer at theaters within a stone’s throw of Springfield. If you like musicals, you’re in luck!New Salem’s Theatre in the ParkTwo Gentlemen of Verona May 29-...]]>
Nectar of the summer gods - Beers for the season http://illinoistimes.com/article-15512-nectar-of-the-summer-gods.html Nectar of the summer gods - Beers for the season
 Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summerThose days of soda and pretzels and beer. –N. King ColeSummer without beer? That would be like ice cream without a cone, a king without a tu...]]>
2015 GOLF OUTINGS http://illinoistimes.com/article-15513-2015-golf-outings.html 2015 GOLF OUTINGS
 June• 4 – Sherman Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing, The Rail Golf Club, 1 p.m. Shotgun Start, Mary Johnson, (217) 525-0365.• 5 – Rochester High School Football Team Golf Outing, Linc...]]>
Eight ways to improve your golf game http://illinoistimes.com/article-15514-eight-ways-to-improve-your-golf-game.html Eight ways to improve your golf game
 Warmer weather sends scores of golfers to their favorite courses every day. Golf is a challenging pastime, but a few pointers can help golfers hone their short games, long games and everything i...]]>
Summer concert roundup - Plan now to take in summer sounds http://illinoistimes.com/article-15515-summer-concert-roundup.html Summer concert roundup - Plan now to take in summer sounds
 That sibilant sizzling in the air is the sound of a spectacularly sultry summer concert season. In town and throughout the region, it’s clear that if you don’t manage to see any great gigs t...]]>
In love with lettuce http://illinoistimes.com/article-15516-in-love-with-lettuce.html In love with lettuce
 The lovely young lettuces of late spring/early summer are gorgeous enough to be ornamentals; some so beautiful they’re worthy of floral arrangements. Green lettuces range from palest celadon,...]]>
Ferocious Fury Road a grand vehicular opera http://illinoistimes.com/article-15517-ferocious-fury-road-a-grand-vehicular-opera.html Ferocious Fury Road a grand vehicular opera
 Like a Road Runner cartoon on steroids – replete with gizmos that surely came from ACME, Inc. – George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road is a glorious ode to vehicular destruction, outdoing the...]]>
The Smoking Flowers http://illinoistimes.com/article-15518-the-smoking-flowers.html The Smoking Flowers
 Up from East Nashville, Tenn., here come Kim and Scott Collins, a “husband-wife, Americana/garage, rock/indie, folk duo” out in support of a new record. Married now for 15-some years, they f...]]>
Memorable Memorial music http://illinoistimes.com/article-15519-memorable-memorial-music.html Memorable Memorial music
 I’m not even going to bring up the fact that we’re already at Memorial Day weekend for 2015. But let’s talk about all the music happening this weekend and beyond, enjoying that we are here...]]>
A fun, family float http://illinoistimes.com/article-15520-a-fun-family-float.html A fun, family float
 Abe’s River Race is a fun, family float that offers men, women and youth the opportunity to paddle 13.5 miles down the Sangamon River in canoes, kayaks and wooden boats. This year’s course i...]]>
Historical trees and ice cream http://illinoistimes.com/article-15521-historical-trees-and-ice-cream.html Historical trees and ice cream
 This Saturday, The Lincoln Monument Association celebrates the start of summer with an old-fashioned ice cream social, historic tree tour and children’s activities at the bell tower behin...]]>
Implementing planning - Can a city planner make Springfield love planning? http://illinoistimes.com/article-15522-implementing-planning.html Implementing planning - Can a city planner make Springfield love planning?
 Usually no one pays attention to what the losers in a mayoral contest had to say. The recent city hall election was a happy exception. The un-preferred Paul Palazollo said repeatedly during the ...]]>
Editor’s note 5/21/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15523-editor%25E2%2580%2599s-note-5_21_15.html Editor’s note 5/21/15
It looks like Gov. Bruce Rauner and the legislature may not get to see summer this year. They’ll likely be at the Statehouse playing politics, which may be good for Springfield restaurants if bad fo...]]>
Preserving our tourism budget helps bottom line http://illinoistimes.com/article-15524-preserving-our-tourism-budget-helps-bottom-line.html Preserving our tourism budget helps bottom line
When visitors come to Illinois, they enjoy our cities, towns, and countryside. They fill our hotels, meeting centers, restaurants, shops and attractions. And, most importantly, they leave behind an ec...]]>
Postal workers take a stand on National Day of Action http://illinoistimes.com/article-15525-postal-workers-take-a-stand-on-national-day-of-action.html Postal workers take a stand on National Day of Action
When a big-name retailer finds its sales in a slow downward spiral, the geniuses in the executive suite often try to keep their profits up by cheapening their product and delivering less to customers....]]>
Peace officers http://illinoistimes.com/article-15526-peace-officers.html Peace officers
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knee surgery poem #1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15527-knee-surgery-poem-1.html knee surgery poem #1
a friend writes her husband isan easy patient he just lies onthe couch in the living roomdoesn’t really want anythingthe children are delighted touse him as warm furniture...]]>
Letters to the editor 5/21/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15528-letters-to-the-editor-5_21_15.html Letters to the editor 5/21/15
 BLUFF UGLYThis is a comment in response to the April 16 article (“Paying for downtown” by Bruce Rushton) about the development proposed for Fourth and Madison streets by Bluffstone...]]>