IllinoisTimes - Articles http://illinoistimes.com/article Fri, 28 Aug 15 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 You luddite up my life http://illinoistimes.com/article-16045-you-luddite-up-my-life.html You luddite up my life
My boyfriend will text if he’s running late but says texting “isn’t real communication.” He says that if I need to talk, I should call him. I get that anything serious should be discussed via ...]]>
Aggressive behavior - Will the high court leave Americans vulnerable to corporate panhandlers? http://illinoistimes.com/article-16046-aggressive-behavior.html Aggressive behavior - Will the high court leave Americans vulnerable to corporate panhandlers?
 Nobody likes being bullied. Nobody likes being called names. Nobody likes being asked for money. As for being bullied and called names while being asked for money, well, there oughta be a law.Ac...]]>
Editor's note 8/27/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16047-editors-note-8_27_15.html Editor's note 8/27/15
Readers, be sure to take a listen to WUIS radio’s Dusty Rhodes’ reporting series “Black and White” on the racially uneven discipline practices in District 186 Springfield Public Schools. The s...]]>
Women’s equality 95 years later http://illinoistimes.com/article-16048-women%25E2%2580%2599s-equality-95-years-later.html Women’s equality 95 years later
On Aug. 26, 1920, the amendment guaranteeing the right to vote for women officially became part of the U.S. Constitution. The anniversary of this historic achievement deserves recognition, celebration...]]>
It’s time to free students from debt http://illinoistimes.com/article-16049-it%25E2%2580%2599s-time-to-free-students-from-debt.html It’s time to free students from debt
Butch Hancock, one of Austin’s finest singer-songwriters, grew up in the Texas Panhandle, out among dry-land farmers and strict fundamentalist Christians. Butch once told me that he felt he’d been...]]>
Cheech, Chong and Rauner http://illinoistimes.com/article-16050-cheech-chong-and-rauner.html Cheech, Chong and Rauner
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vermont poem 2015 #3 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16051-vermont-poem-2015-3.html vermont poem 2015 #3
now that we have a composting toilet atthe lake we’ve put its handsome bluetraditional predecessor with walnut seatand closed cover at the end of the picnictable the hole at the very back where thep...]]>
Letters to the Editor 8/27/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16052-letters-to-the-editor-8_27_15.html Letters to the Editor 8/27/15
AN EASIER EXISTENCETax incentives to the ultra wealthy Chicago Board of Trade so they won’t leave? (“Cap City,” Aug. 20) Where will they go with a name like that? Toledo? The museum slowly and q...]]>
A window of opportunity http://illinoistimes.com/article-16053-a-window-of-opportunity.html A window of opportunity
I think on Aug. 19 a new and brief window of opportunity opened which could finally help wrap up this long and drawn out state legislative overtime session. But that window will only be open for 15 ca...]]>
Stamping out the old - Concrete replaces street bricks http://illinoistimes.com/article-16054-stamping-out-the-old.html Stamping out the old - Concrete replaces street bricks
 Folks love brick streets in Springfield.“There’s a keen interest in preserving the brick streets in the neighborhoods,” says Ward 7 Ald. Joe McMenamin. “The brick work is so highly uniqu...]]>
Deputies cleared - Judge dismisses meat of lawsuit http://illinoistimes.com/article-16055-deputies-cleared.html Deputies cleared - Judge dismisses meat of lawsuit
 A federal magistrate judge has sided with the Sangamon County sheriff’s office in a lawsuit filed by the brother of a man who died after an altercation with deputies who deployed Tasers more t...]]>
New rail ombudsman to oversee land acquisition - Informational meeting planned for Thursday http://illinoistimes.com/article-16056-new-rail-ombudsman-to-oversee-land-acquisition.html New rail ombudsman to oversee land acquisition - Informational meeting planned for Thursday
 Landowners along the 10th Street rail corridor have a new ally when it comes to sacrificing their property for the rail relocation project.Eve Blackwell-Lewis of Springfield is due to take over...]]>
GirlBilly http://illinoistimes.com/article-16066-girlbilly.html GirlBilly
 When two attractive, talented, ambitious and nice girls meet up in Nashville by coincidence and hit it off immediately, what should they do? Start a duo and take the entertainment world by storm...]]>
Rauner wants to cut home services for 34,000 - Proposal raises bar for receiving help http://illinoistimes.com/article-16057-rauner-wants-to-cut-home-services-for-34000.html Rauner wants to cut home services for 34,000 - Proposal raises bar for receiving help
 A proposal to save the state money on independent living services could mean dire consequences for as many as 34,000 people.Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to decrease the number of people in Illinois w...]]>
2015 fall calendar http://illinoistimes.com/article-16058-2015-fall-calendar.html 2015 fall calendar
 AugustLet the Words Fall OutAug 24-Sep 27, 11am-6pm Mon-Thu. Interactive installation by Brytton Bjorngaard, UIS assistant professor of digital media and Springfield graphic designer and artist....]]>
Get ready for a power play in central Iowa http://illinoistimes.com/article-16059-get-ready-for-a-power-play-in-central-iowa.html Get ready for a power play in central Iowa
 If you are into power trips, you won’t find a better place than central Iowa.While presidential candidates lust for political power as they stomp across the state, smart travelers will choose...]]>
Time travel to historic Nauvoo http://illinoistimes.com/article-16060-time-travel-to-historic-nauvoo.html Time travel to historic Nauvoo
 A covered wagon pulled by a yoke of oxen appeared on the path in front of us. Nearby several young children walked by on stilts, a brass band tuned up for an outdoor concert and the Mississippi...]]>
The stages of fall http://illinoistimes.com/article-16061-the-stages-of-fall.html The stages of fall
 In an era where we are increasingly isolated by our technology, the ancient tradition of watching live theater still can unite hundreds of people in a shared visceral experience. And fall in Ill...]]>
Fall rocks http://illinoistimes.com/article-16062-fall-rocks.html Fall rocks
Sangamon Auditorium is the place to be this fall for those who like to jam. And for those who like to sit quietly too. On Sept. 19, Springfield audiences will be privy to the journey of up and coming...]]>
Savory pancakes http://illinoistimes.com/article-16063-savory-pancakes.html Savory pancakes
 Savory: (sā'væ-rē)(In the world of cuisine) food belonging to the category that is salty and spicy rather than sweet. [i.e. not sweet]Both of these recipes can be a delicious main course or...]]>
Skaters roll into Springfield for roller derby extravaganza http://illinoistimes.com/article-16064-skaters-roll-into-springfield-for-roller-derby-extravaganza.html Skaters roll into Springfield for roller derby extravaganza
 On Aug. 29 and 30 the Prairie Capital Convention Center hosts Springfield’s first-ever roller derby convention, The Great Midwest Mashup. Hosted by G.H. None Productions, the two-day conventio...]]>
Compton showcases NWA’s vibrant, angry voice http://illinoistimes.com/article-16065-compton-showcases-nwa%25E2%2580%2599s-vibrant-angry-voice.html Compton showcases NWA’s vibrant, angry voice
 If F. Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton does anything right – and, for the record, it only errs in soft-peddling the private lives of its dynamic characters – it’s that it accurately de...]]>
Clayville music and more http://illinoistimes.com/article-16067-clayville-music-and-more.html Clayville music and more
 Now that the 2015 Illinois State Fair is in the books we travel on to other exciting events around the town. Look out world, here we come!I didn’t feel a huge rush at the fair this year in eit...]]>
A macabre musical http://illinoistimes.com/article-16068-a-macabre-musical.html A macabre musical
 The kookiest, spookiest family around takes residency at the Hoogland Center for the Arts Aug. 28-30 and Sept. 4-6. The Addams Family, written by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman and Rick E...]]>
The art of the ISM http://illinoistimes.com/article-16069-the-art-of-the-ism.html The art of the ISM
 According to Illinois State Museum Director of Art and History Jim Zimmer, the Spectrum exhibition provides a “satisfying glimpse into a unique, Illinois-focused collection to which artists an...]]>
REEL BIG FISHES http://illinoistimes.com/article-16071-reel-big-fishes.html REEL BIG FISHES
There are monsters in Lake Springfield. Just ask John Bowling Jr. of Springfield and Jacob Branham of Chatham. On April 22, they pulled a 21.3-pound catfish out of the lake to win the 6th Annual Joh...]]>
Colorful dots in the sky http://illinoistimes.com/article-16072-colorful-dots-in-the-sky.html Colorful dots in the sky
Float up, up and away this weekend -- or slide down an inflatable waterslide, scamper up a rock wall or simply take in the action from the ground; there’s something for everyone at the Lincoln Ba...]]>
"American Ultra" Half-Baked http://illinoistimes.com/article-16043-american-ultra-half-baked.html "American Ultra" Half-Baked
Nima Nourizadeh’s American Ultra isn’t necessarily a bad movie as much as it’s a production made with a script that needed another rewrite.  This is a “close, but no cigar” kind of a...]]>
“Sinister 2” Lacks Direction http://illinoistimes.com/article-16044-%25E2%2580%259Csinister-2%25E2%2580%259D-lacks-direction.html “Sinister 2” Lacks Direction
Some sequels are a complete waste of time and Sinister 2 is surely one of those.  If there is a logical way to continue a story or if a series of films have been planned and each segment moves ...]]>
Lawyer disciplinary board hits Cahnman - Finds dishonesty, recommends license suspension http://illinoistimes.com/article-16070-lawyer-disciplinary-board-hits-cahnman.html Lawyer disciplinary board hits Cahnman - Finds dishonesty, recommends license suspension
A hearing board that is part of the disciplinary arm of the Illinois Supreme Court has recommended that the law license of former Springfield alderman Sam Cahnman be suspended for 90 days. ...]]>