IllinoisTimes - Articles http://illinoistimes.com/article Tue, 21 Feb 17 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 Making it up about Chicago http://illinoistimes.com/article-18315-making-it-up-about-chicago.html Making it up about Chicago
Frustrated that you are reliant on lyin' reporters to fact-check assertions by our lyin' politicians? Ever wonder how the pros decide whether a claim is mis-stated, misleading or downright false?Gua...]]>
You deserve a breakup today http://illinoistimes.com/article-18289-you-deserve-a-breakup-today.html You deserve a breakup today
I really appreciated your recent column about people who go through with getting married when they know deep down that they’re making a mistake. I’m reminded of the common societal admonishment ag...]]>
Reaching high - District 186 pushes for academic excellence http://illinoistimes.com/article-18290-reaching-high.html Reaching high - District 186 pushes for academic excellence
 Anyone who doubts the intellectual powers of public high school students need only watch Ruby Latif teach advanced placement literature to seniors at Southeast High School.The year’s reading l...]]>
Tumeric adds punch to midwinter meals http://illinoistimes.com/article-18291-tumeric-adds-punch-to-midwinter-meals.html Tumeric adds punch to midwinter meals
 Turmeric is a spice rack regular in my kitchen. I use the deep orange powder when cooking Indian or Southeast Asian cuisine, and usually throw a pinch in when I’m making deviled eggs for more...]]>
Wicked Chapter 2 a ballet of violence http://illinoistimes.com/article-18292-wicked-chapter-2-a-ballet-of-violence.html Wicked Chapter 2 a ballet of violence
 I face a bit of a moral quandary where reviewing John Wick: Chapter 2 is concerned. A beautifully shot and composed film that visually puts most similar Hollywood product to shame, it features K...]]>
Kids and creeping things - Art openings last week highlight variety of talent http://illinoistimes.com/article-18293-kids-and-creeping-things.html Kids and creeping things - Art openings last week highlight variety of talent
 On Jan. 14 the downtown YMCA hosted an event called the “Cookies & Canvas Monster Mash Up,” during which kids between the ages of six and 12 were encouraged to draw depictions of monster...]]>
Animal wrongs - Jari the gibbon raises old questions about zoos http://illinoistimes.com/article-18294-animal-wrongs.html Animal wrongs - Jari the gibbon raises old questions about zoos
Who would be a gibbon? Or, more to my present point, who would be a gibbon in a zoo? We learned this week about poor Jari, a 3-year-old gibbon at the Henson Robinson Zoo. She came into this world in a...]]>
Editor's Note 2/16/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18295-editors-note-2_16_17.html Editor's Note 2/16/17
In Chicago and around the country, local governments are learning, slowly but surely, that information belongs to the people, not just to police and prosecutors, and that transparency builds trust. Th...]]>
Music makers converge http://illinoistimes.com/article-18296-music-makers-converge.html Music makers converge
 We are set for what looks like a fine week for unseasonably warm weather and incredibly good music. These next two weekends closing out February are brimming with music makers making music for y...]]>
A speech everyone should read http://illinoistimes.com/article-18297-a-speech-everyone-should-read.html A speech everyone should read
As a country, we make a habit of looking forward, not backward. But I’m going to ask you to turn your attention back a few weeks, to Barack Obama’s Jan. 10 farewell address to the American people....]]>
The dire consequences of continued inaction http://illinoistimes.com/article-18298-the-dire-consequences-of-continued-inaction.html The dire consequences of continued inaction
You may have read a news story or two about the latest blistering report from New York-based S&P Global Ratings about Illinois’ fiscal and economic woes.But it’s far more brutal than anything...]]>
Hallelujah, Trump rushes to aid the needy http://illinoistimes.com/article-18299-hallelujah-trump-rushes-to-aid-the-needy.html Hallelujah, Trump rushes to aid the needy
Of all the economic pain in America that Washington ought to be relieving, what group would you choose as the top priority?Public opinion surveys consistently reveal that the great majority of us say...]]>
origins poem # 1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18300-origins-poem--1.html origins poem # 1
my mother’s forebears changed theirname on the ship so we are wardnersnot weidners three brothers fought inthe revolution two survived I knowlittle of my mom’s mother only she wasa sea captain’s...]]>
Letters to the Editor 2/16/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18301-letters-to-the-editor-2_16_17.html Letters to the Editor 2/16/17
 JUST ANOTHER TAXTo Dick McLane (“Letters,” Feb. 2, Illinois Times): I believe this (the Beverage Tax Act) is just another tax. Where the dollars go is unknown but the goal is to make it fair...]]>
Bill would create immigrant “safe zones” http://illinoistimes.com/article-18302-bill-would-create-immigrant-%25E2%2580%259Csafe-zones%25E2%2580%259D.html Bill would create immigrant “safe zones”
 Proposed legislation would provide “safe zone” locations to immigrants by requiring state and local law enforcement agencies to issue a warrant prior to investigating, detaining or arresting...]]>
IC FRENCH FILMS http://illinoistimes.com/article-18303-ic-french-films.html IC FRENCH FILMS
The fourth annual Tournées Film Festival is underway at Illinois College in Jacksonville, featuring screenings of French films. The festival began Feb. 7 and will conclude March 2, with each showing...]]>
PRAIRIES HEART MILESTONE http://illinoistimes.com/article-18304-prairies-heart-milestone.html PRAIRIES HEART MILESTONE
The Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John’s Hospital recently celebrated a milestone achievement in minimally invasive heart surgeries. According to the hospital, over 500 TAVR (trans-catheter ao...]]>
Higher ed rally pressures legislators to end impasse http://illinoistimes.com/article-18305-higher-ed-rally-pressures-legislators-to-end-impasse.html Higher ed rally pressures legislators to end impasse
 Higher education supporters from around the state gathered Feb. 8 in Springfield to pressure legislators and the governor to end the budget crisis. The Illinois Coalition to Invest in Higher Edu...]]>
Celebrating Valentine’s Day Civil War-style http://illinoistimes.com/article-18306-celebrating-valentine%25E2%2580%2599s-day-civil-war-style.html Celebrating Valentine’s Day Civil War-style
 Thanks to the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA) and the Springfield Soldiers Aid Society, visitors got the chance to experience Valentine’s Day Civil War-style.  On Feb. 11 the...]]>
Ty Brando http://illinoistimes.com/article-18307-ty-brando.html Ty Brando
 Originally from the Taylorville area, Ty took off for Nashville about 10 years ago with dreams of becoming a songwriter in Music City, U.S.A. By that time, he’d been a writer and performer sin...]]>
Hot home trends http://illinoistimes.com/article-18308-hot-home-trends.html Hot home trends
 Don’t miss the 2017 Springfield Area Home Builders Association Home Exposition, which features more than 120 vendors showcasing the latest trends in home building and remodeling. The annual sh...]]>
Junie’s tips, tricks and trip-ups http://illinoistimes.com/article-18309-junie%25E2%2580%2599s-tips-tricks-and-trip-ups.html Junie’s tips, tricks and trip-ups
 On Friday, Feb. 17, enjoy a musical adventure based off the popular book series by the late children’s author Barbara Parks. The Junie B. Jones book series was created for beginning readers an...]]>
All-star audition advice http://illinoistimes.com/article-18310-all-star-audition-advice.html All-star audition advice
 If you’ve ever expressed curiosity and a desire to take to the stage, attend The Muni’s Audition Workshops on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. This event will be split...]]>
Rauner proposes independent ALPLM - Historic sites would merge with DNR http://illinoistimes.com/article-18313-rauner-proposes-independent-alplm.html Rauner proposes independent ALPLM - Historic sites would merge with DNR
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, now under the umbrella of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, would become a standalone agency while the remainder of IHPA would merge wi...]]>
Budget talk doesn't add up http://illinoistimes.com/article-18314-budget-talk-doesnt-add-up.html Budget talk doesn't add up
 Look, spring training just got underway this week, and I just don't have the time to make fun of Bruce Rauner's budget address, so I will leave you in the capable hands of brother Eric Zorn, o...]]>
Real Lincoln http://illinoistimes.com/article-18287-real-lincoln.html Real Lincoln
 I am obliged to Matt Yglesias over at Vox for pointing out that the Republican Party marked Lincoln’s birthday this year by posting on its official Twitter account a quote from the great man...]]>
Flimsy Effects Prevent “Wall” From Greatness http://illinoistimes.com/article-18288-flimsy-effects-prevent-%25E2%2580%259Cwall%25E2%2580%259D-from-greatness.html Flimsy Effects Prevent “Wall” From Greatness
The most expensive film ever made in China, “The Great Wall” is meant to serve as a bridge between American and Asian audiences, a co-production between Universal Pictures and the China Film Gro...]]>
Ruminations atop the impeachment toboggan hill - Trump's place in presidential history http://illinoistimes.com/article-18311-ruminations-atop-the-impeachment-toboggan-hill.html Ruminations atop the impeachment toboggan hill - Trump's place in presidential history
The end game, now, seems clear. After a bit more polling and watching CNN and letting the man in the White House just keep going, Republicans in Congress likely will take the easy way out and a...]]>
A pattern of deceit - Release the tape http://illinoistimes.com/article-18286-a-pattern-of-deceit.html A pattern of deceit - Release the tape
Illinois Times has sued the city of Springfield for refusing to release video footage documenting the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man last month by a city police officer. In refusing to tur...]]>
Fragrant flowers http://illinoistimes.com/article-18279-fragrant-flowers.html Fragrant flowers
 Bask in the beauty, complexity and diversity of the orchid family this weekend during the Prairie State Orchid Society’s annual show and sale. With between 20,000 and 30,000 different species,...]]>