IllinoisTimes - Articles http://illinoistimes.com/article Thu, 18 Sep 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Unclear on the concept http://illinoistimes.com/article-14460-unclear-on-the-concept.html Unclear on the concept
Curses, foiled againShantoria Valentine, 23, robbed a bank in Omaha, Neb., but while fleeing, she collapsed after only a few blocks, according to police. One witness noticed the suspect would “shuff...]]>
Doody-bound http://illinoistimes.com/article-14461-doody-bound.html Doody-bound
You printed a letter from a guy who doesn’t want to be a father and wanted to know how to be sure his girlfriend is on birth control. You said, “The single worst form of birth control is trusting...]]>
New York, New York - Gotham has always drawn Springfieldians to the bright lights http://illinoistimes.com/article-14462-new-york-new-york.html New York, New York - Gotham has always drawn Springfieldians to the bright lights
 It is natural in this season to think of New York City, but this year I have been thinking of it in a happier light than the 9/11 anniversary casts on it. I had reason to read the interview that...]]>
They’re all just guys with their hands out http://illinoistimes.com/article-14463-they%25E2%2580%2599re-all-just-guys-with-their-hands-out.html They’re all just guys with their hands out
 I have met Barack Obama twice. And I must say, I expected greater things.I have shaken hands with every president from Harry Truman to Obama. Some were memorable, some inspiring, some just guys ...]]>
Editor's Note 9/18/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14464-editors-note-9_18_14.html Editor's Note 9/18/14
Voters are turning out in record numbers for this year’s Best of Springfield survey. The ballot, beginning on p. 28, appears in the print edition for the last time this week, but online voting conti...]]>
Help wash formaldehyde out of baby’s hair http://illinoistimes.com/article-14465-help-wash-formaldehyde-out-of-baby%25E2%2580%2599s-hair.html Help wash formaldehyde out of baby’s hair
 In the U.S. alone, the cosmetics industry pulls in some $70 billion a year in sales of what’s commonly called “makeup.” But lipstick, blush, mascara, etc. are not the only kind of makeup t...]]>
Shut it down! http://illinoistimes.com/article-14466-shut-it-down_.html Shut it down!
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suicide poem #6 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14467-suicide-poem-6.html suicide poem #6
 suicide poem #6  royce by pulling that trigger you’ve spared yourself my grandkids’ growing up their school and sports successes their loves and losses and given them instead a burden t...]]>
Letters to the Editor 9/18/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14468-letters-to-the-editor-9_18_14.html Letters to the Editor 9/18/14
 IN MY EXPERIENCEThere is no denying that Michael Mayosky is a very talented artist. He painted the benches in front of Recycled Records and did a great job, although it took forever to get them...]]>
Create a warm and cozy space outdoors http://illinoistimes.com/article-14469-create-a-warm-and-cozy-space-outdoors.html Create a warm and cozy space outdoors
 More and more people are staying at home to entertain rather than heading out for a night on the town. The trend of staying at home has sparked many homeowners to invest in their backyards, with...]]>
The early campaigner gets the numbers http://illinoistimes.com/article-14470-the-early-campaigner-gets-the-numbers.html The early campaigner gets the numbers
 The Illinois House Democrats launched their direct mail and TV program weeks earlier than the House Republicans in an attempt to knock the GOP candidates down before they even had a chance to st...]]>
Hope Institute rebounds with innovations for better care http://illinoistimes.com/article-14471-hope-institute-rebounds-with-innovations-for-better-care.html Hope Institute rebounds with innovations for better care
 A Springfield school for children with developmental disabilities is making big changes following two incidents of abuse in November 2013. The Hope Institute for Children and Families was alread...]]>
Blaze of glory - It pays to sweep your chimney http://illinoistimes.com/article-14473-blaze-of-glory.html Blaze of glory - It pays to sweep your chimney
 Nothing is more cozy come fall – and winter – than a nice roaring fire.Gas fireplaces can’t compete with the snap-crackle-pop of real wood burning within a hearth turned wonderfully warm b...]]>
A.D. Carson makes a stir down south http://illinoistimes.com/article-14474-ad-carson-makes-a-stir-down-south.html A.D. Carson makes a stir down south
 Springfield native A. D. Carson has been making headlines for his activism in South Carolina, bringing attention to the racist legacy of Clemson University, where he is working on his Ph.D. in E...]]>
A MESSAGE TO MINORS http://illinoistimes.com/article-14475-a-message-to-minors.html A MESSAGE TO MINORS
 Knowledge is power, and a pretty solid way for kids to get knowledge is staying in school. That’s why the Springfield-based Faith Coalition for the Common Good is partnering with Springfield P...]]>
Cops clam up - State police won’t name names http://illinoistimes.com/article-14476-cops-clam-up.html Cops clam up - State police won’t name names
 Larry Willis, publisher and co-owner of the County Journal in Percy, about 140 miles south of Springfield, was just doing what journalists do last July when he asked Illinois State Police for a ...]]>
ALPLM panel to convene peace talks - Lawmakers schedule hearing on museum governance http://illinoistimes.com/article-14477-alplm-panel-to-convene-peace-talks.html ALPLM panel to convene peace talks - Lawmakers schedule hearing on museum governance
 Members of an advisory board to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library have agreed to sit on a panel designed to explore governance issues that erupted last spring when the board’s chairman ...]]>
Cut your energy bill with a home energy audit http://illinoistimes.com/article-14478-cut-your-energy-bill-with-a-home-energy-audit.html Cut your energy bill with a home energy audit
 Most people don’t turn to Gary Hurley until it’s too late. Hurley is energy services manager for Springfield City Water, Light and Power, and he oversees the utility’s home energy audit pr...]]>
Building a toll road to nowhere? - Quinn’s Illiana Expressway runs into problems http://illinoistimes.com/article-14479-building-a-toll-road-to-nowhere.html Building a toll road to nowhere? - Quinn’s Illiana Expressway runs into problems
 Plans for a proposed toll road between Illinois and Indiana appear to be moving forward, despite a lack of funding and environmental concerns. The Illiana Expressway, which would connect Interst...]]>
Successful home security - Consistency, common sense and cool technology work together to make your home safe. http://illinoistimes.com/article-14480-successful-home-security.html Successful home security - Consistency, common sense and cool technology work together to make your home safe.
 For Michelle Tjelmeland, a good home security system is about personal safety. Various zones in her Springfield home are wired and monitored with door chimes, motion sensors, sirens and flashing...]]>
The outside is in - As homes take on a smaller interior footprint, front porches are seeing a renaissance http://illinoistimes.com/article-14481-the-outside-is-in.html The outside is in - As homes take on a smaller interior footprint, front porches are seeing a renaissance
 A curb appeal-boosting outdoor amenity that fell out of favor for years in new single-family home construction appears to be on the rebound. It’s the front porch, and it’s in greater demand ...]]>
Home and garden events calendar http://illinoistimes.com/article-14482-home-and-garden-events-calendar.html Home and garden events calendar
 Demonstration garden programSep 18, 5:30-6pm, Free program, “Creating a Prairie Garden Demo.” University of Illinois Extension Sangamon-Menard Unit, 2501 N. Eighth St., Illinois State Fairgr...]]>
Barbecue nation http://illinoistimes.com/article-14483-barbecue-nation.html Barbecue nation
 “Geez, I’m so sorry, but I can’t do it this year,” I told Jeff Ball. “I haven’t been able to visit my grandson in Brooklyn for ages. And I haven’t seen my son, Robb, since he moved...]]>
Drop fails to live up to Hardy’s fine work http://illinoistimes.com/article-14484-drop-fails-to-live-up-to-hardy%25E2%2580%2599s-fine-work.html Drop fails to live up to Hardy’s fine work
 Michael Roskam’s The Drop is a movie I wanted to like more than I did. I kept looking among the many positive things in the film for just one more great moment, one more clever turn of the nar...]]>
Johnnie, Johns, Jerry http://illinoistimes.com/article-14485-johnnie-johns-jerry.html Johnnie, Johns, Jerry
 Saddle up for a September romp through the wilds of Springfield’s music entertainment scene. Never a dull moment here, but plenty of sharp sounding shows, for sure.Johnnie Owens, designated in...]]>
Jukebox Casanova http://illinoistimes.com/article-14486-jukebox-casanova.html Jukebox Casanova
 Any telling of the story of this band comes drenched in sadness with the recent loss of founding member Ben Underwood (mandolin, vocals, occasional drums). But as co-founder Bernie Flesch (vocal...]]>
Intelligent design http://illinoistimes.com/article-14487-intelligent-design.html Intelligent design
 For 25 years, Springfield Art Association has hosted its popular Edwards Place Fine Art Fair in the fall. In its 26th year, the weekend soirée features more than 80 artists and their work, Sept...]]>
African rhythm http://illinoistimes.com/article-14488-african-rhythm.html African rhythm
 Here’s something a little different from the normal musical selections around town. Kilimanjaro Rumble, master drummers from Central African Republic, Liberia, Congo, Togo and Nigeria, will be...]]>
Pioneer past http://illinoistimes.com/article-14489-pioneer-past.html Pioneer past
 Step into the past at the Clayville Fall Festival, Sept. 20-21. Families will have an entertaining and educational time at this old pioneer village that was once a stage coach stop for central I...]]>
Not every home improvement pays off - You want your home to stand out as your own, but you also want to be able to sell it down the road. Here’s what you should remember when you decorate, remodel and even build. http://illinoistimes.com/article-14472-not-every-home-improvement-pays-off.html Not every home improvement pays off - You want your home to stand out as your own, but you also want to be able to sell it down the road. Here’s what you should remember when you decorate, remodel and even build.
 It was a house of mirrors. But this was the kind you had to live in. “No matter which way you turned, you saw yourself reflected back. It seemed like the entire house was covered in mirrors. E...]]>