IllinoisTimes - Articles http://illinoistimes.com/article Wed, 20 Jun 18 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Gin Blossoms, Tonic, Vertical Horizon at BOS Plaza - Photo Gallery http://illinoistimes.com/article-20114-gin-blossoms-tonic-vertical-horizon-at-bos-plaza.html Gin Blossoms, Tonic, Vertical Horizon at BOS Plaza - Photo Gallery
 Gin Blossoms, Tonic, Vertical Horizon perform at BOS Plaza on June 16, 2018.    ...]]>
Candidate Kwame - Kwame Raoul, Democrat for attorney general, explains his views, and the influences that shaped them. http://illinoistimes.com/article-20086-candidate-kwame.html Candidate Kwame - Kwame Raoul, Democrat for attorney general, explains his views, and the influences that shaped them.
The man who wants to be Illinois’ next attorney general has a mean jump shot, would rather listen than talk, has survived cancer and draws inspiration from his own life experiences when taking a sta...]]>
Rosé all day http://illinoistimes.com/article-20087-rose-all-day.html Rosé all day
 Sometimes, you can have too much of a good thing. It wasn’t long ago that the selection of good dry rosé wines was limited in wine shops and practically nonexistent in grocery stores. Now, en...]]>
Stylish Incredibles 2 hits all the right notes http://illinoistimes.com/article-20088-stylish-incredibles-2-hits-all-the-right-notes.html Stylish Incredibles 2 hits all the right notes
A great deal has changed where pop culture and superheroes are concerned. Since the release of The Incredibles 14 years ago, the world of caped heroes with extraordinary powers was thought to be the p...]]>
June is jumping http://illinoistimes.com/article-20089-june-is-jumping.html June is jumping
 Here comes the ides of June on Friday along with Father’s Day on Sunday and a plain-old Saturday sandwiched in between, all filled with glorious and wonderful live music to share.Let’s go st...]]>
The 44’s http://illinoistimes.com/article-20090-the-44%25E2%2580%2599s.html The 44’s
 This Los Angeles-based blues/roots/rock band winds and climbs through the greasy and grand world of gut-bucket blues like nobody’s business. Since they first made a splash in 2007 with a credi...]]>
Run, roll or ride http://illinoistimes.com/article-20091-run-roll-or-ride.html Run, roll or ride
  Enjoy safe recreation with minimized vehicular traffic in Washington Park now through the end of September during the Springfield Park District’s annual “Bike and Hike Days.” “Bike and...]]>
ISM Super Saturdays http://illinoistimes.com/article-20092-ism-super-saturdays.html ISM Super Saturdays
 Take in a fun-filled afternoon of art and science activities during the Illinois State Museum’s “Backyard Art and Science Family Event” on Saturday, June 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rai...]]>
A Father’s Day festival http://illinoistimes.com/article-20093-a-father%25E2%2580%2599s-day-festival.html A Father’s Day festival
 Celebrate dad during the “Wild West Festival” on Sunday, June 17, at Indian Creek Farmstead and Pumpkin Patch. The live entertainment, food and fun begins at 11 a.m. and features the Dan Bar...]]>
Paint and suffering http://illinoistimes.com/article-20094-paint-and-suffering.html Paint and suffering
I’m doing some work on my landlady’s house. She just cannot figure out what color to paint it. Now, when a man paints his house, he goes to Home Depot, grabs a few cans of paint and starts ri...]]>
Don’t touch that building! - State blasts YMCA plans http://illinoistimes.com/article-20096-don%25E2%2580%2599t-touch-that-building_.html Don’t touch that building! - State blasts YMCA plans
  The downtown YMCA building shouldn’t be demolished, says the state Department of Natural Resources, because it’s beautiful, useful and historic – after all, Barack Obama played baske...]]>
We need more politics http://illinoistimes.com/article-20097-we-need-more-politics.html We need more politics
Every so often, I jot down a list of the things that discourage me about our country. There’s the widespread disregard for our core values of tolerance and mutual respect, for instance. Our declinin...]]>
Editor's Note 06/14/18 http://illinoistimes.com/article-20098-editors-note-06_14_18.html Editor's Note 06/14/18
It is tempting to applaud President Trump for ignoring diplomatic niceties in order to engage the North Korean leader in an effort at peacemaking. Just go talk to the guy, what can it hurt? We can hop...]]>
How bad public policy happens http://illinoistimes.com/article-20099-how-bad-public-policy-happens.html How bad public policy happens
Question: If you inject a stream of raw ignorance into a vat of gaseous arrogance, then jolt the mixture with 1,000 megawatts of malevolence ... what does it produce? Answer: Donald Trump’s executiv...]]>
archival data discovered #7 http://illinoistimes.com/article-20100-archival-data-discovered-7.html archival data discovered #7
 archival data discovered #7poking through a file on insecticidesafter ww2 we all embraced DDTtill silent spring let us know the sheerhorror I think it was banned (it still got sold to third worl...]]>
Letters to the Editor 6/14/18 http://illinoistimes.com/article-20101-letters-to-the-editor-6_14_18.html Letters to the Editor 6/14/18
 EDGAR NO FISCAL ANGELIn response to “Back to the backlog,” (Daniel C. Vock, Illinois Times, June 7): Saying that Illinois’ “downward slide” began with George Ryan is a little like sayi...]]>
Can Madigan change 20+ years of behavior? http://illinoistimes.com/article-20102-can-madigan-change-20%252B-years-of-behavior.html Can Madigan change 20+ years of behavior?
If you ask anyone at the Statehouse about House Speaker Michael Madigan’s former chief of staff Tim Mapes, they’ll all say he “made the trains run on time.”Mapes made sure everything got done...]]>
Historic tax credits expanded statewide http://illinoistimes.com/article-20103-historic-tax-credits-expanded-statewide.html Historic tax credits expanded statewide
A bipartisan effort by state lawmakers recently passed legislation expanding existing River Edge Redevelopment Zone (RERZ) tax credits that were previously set to expire. The measure simultaneously cr...]]>
From prison to college - Felon beats the odds http://illinoistimes.com/article-20104-from-prison-to-college.html From prison to college - Felon beats the odds
Jason Spyres was driving last week when the email arrived: Your Stanford application has been updated.It’s an improbable story that began in 2001, when a suspicious clerk at a United Parcel Service...]]>
JOBS FOR VETS http://illinoistimes.com/article-20105-jobs-for-vets.html JOBS FOR VETS
Got a discharge? Need a job? The American Legion might be able to help. As part of the American Legion Department of Illinois’ 100th annual convention at the Bank of Springfield Center next month, t...]]>
ABE IN EVERY COURTHOUSE http://illinoistimes.com/article-20106-abe-in-every-courthouse.html ABE IN EVERY COURTHOUSE
A digital reproduction of Alexander Hesler’s famous Abraham Lincoln portrait was unveiled in the first floor lobby of the Sangamon County Courthouse this week. Of the original portrait, taken on Jun...]]>
Vachel comes alive! - Artists and musicians collaborate to embody the spirit of the late poet http://illinoistimes.com/article-20107-vachel-comes-alive_.html Vachel comes alive! - Artists and musicians collaborate to embody the spirit of the late poet
Like a beacon facing the corner of Fifth and Cook streets, five large panels of colorful, multidimensional work created by artists Delinda Chapman and Marco Mulder fill the windows of the triangular b...]]>
Living it up at the senior celebration http://illinoistimes.com/article-20108-living-it-up-at-the-senior-celebration.html Living it up at the senior celebration
 More than 2,500 people attended the 20th annual Central Illinois Senior Celebration May 16 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The theme this year was “Engage at Every Age.”The event is held...]]>
Eat your greens http://illinoistimes.com/article-20109-eat-your-greens.html Eat your greens
 Hippocrates had it figured out back in 431 B.C. when he said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Now, new research gives us additional reasons to eat our veggies beyond wha...]]>
Online dating in Springfield - Many benefits, but buyer beware http://illinoistimes.com/article-20110-online-dating-in-springfield.html Online dating in Springfield - Many benefits, but buyer beware
 Online dating became popular with singles in the 1990s, but within the past few years it has become the norm for many generations seeking to find a mate. Thanks to the rise in technology and soc...]]>
Unexpected art meccas in the U.S. http://illinoistimes.com/article-20111-unexpected-art-meccas-in-the-us.html Unexpected art meccas in the U.S.
 Sure. Santa Fe has its art colony, Seattle, its experimental arts edge, and New York, enough museums and cultural institutions that it can catalog its own top 50 and still have plenty left over....]]>
Summer fun for grownups http://illinoistimes.com/article-20112-summer-fun-for-grownups.html Summer fun for grownups
 Midwest Charity Horse ShowJun 14-17, 10:30am, 6:30pm daily. Premier US horse show features American Saddlebred, Roadster, Morgan and Arabian horses, and Hackney ponies. In support of Camp COCO....]]>
This Week | Chris Britt http://illinoistimes.com/article-20113-this-week-chris-britt.html This Week | Chris Britt
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Report: Guards abusing mentally ill in state prisons - Expert calls for investigation http://illinoistimes.com/article-20085-report-guards-abusing-mentally-ill-in-state-prisons.html Report: Guards abusing mentally ill in state prisons - Expert calls for investigation
There is credible evidence of guards physically abusing mentally ill inmates at Pontiac Correctional Center, according to a psychiatrist appointed by a federal court to monitor treatment of mentall...]]>
“RBG” A Revelatory Work of the Modern Icon http://illinoistimes.com/article-20084-%25E2%2580%259Crbg%25E2%2580%259D-a-revelatory-work-of-the-modern-icon.html “RBG” A Revelatory Work of the Modern Icon
“Witch” – “Evildoer”- “Monster” – “Disgrace”- “Vile Human Being” – “Anti-American”All of these words are heard describing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the...]]>