IllinoisTimes - News http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-1-1-news.html Fri, 15 Dec 17 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 Got munchies? - Police find trove of pot edibles http://illinoistimes.com/article-19420-got-munchies.html Got munchies? - Police find trove of pot edibles
When Springfield police busted a major pot growing operation last week on one of the city’s busiest streets, they found more than just plants.In addition to pot, police last Thursday found more th...]]>
School district concerned about road - Superintendent: Development could worsen unsafe conditions http://illinoistimes.com/article-19396-school-district-concerned-about-road.html School district concerned about road - Superintendent: Development could worsen unsafe conditions
Financially, at least, New Berlin School District 16 stands to gain if the Springfield City Council allows a 50-duplex development on the far west side of the city. While the proposed duplexes w...]]>
Not just what to eat, but when - Intermittet fasting produces amazing results http://illinoistimes.com/article-19308-not-just-what-to-eat-but-when.html Not just what to eat, but when - Intermittet fasting produces amazing results
 I was talking with my bandmates during our break the other day about the death of Tom Petty, Gregg Allman and all the other music heroes we have lost in the last year. The conversation morphed i...]]>
Humane Society takes larger role in Illinois ag - Advisory council to watchdog livestock welfare http://illinoistimes.com/article-19158-humane-society-takes-larger-role-in-illinois-ag.html Humane Society takes larger role in Illinois ag - Advisory council to watchdog livestock welfare
 On Aug. 25, the Humane Society of the United States announced the formation of the Illinois Agriculture Advisory Council, with the aim of promoting farmers and ranchers who produce animal produc...]]>
Sidney Watkins stays put - Mother weeps after hearing http://illinoistimes.com/article-19064-sidney-watkins-stays-put.html Sidney Watkins stays put - Mother weeps after hearing
 Sidney Watkins, the 10-year-old girl at the center of a bitter custody fight, says that she doesn’t want to live with her mother anymore. The little girl at the center of one of the most...]]>
Lasting impressions http://illinoistimes.com/article-18777-lasting-impressions.html Lasting impressions
In this week's column I say my two cents’ worth about the warehousing of State of Illinois documents, which is, pretty much, that storing such documents on acid-free paper in a controlled en...]]>
"He will not settle": Will Howarth on Thoreau http://illinoistimes.com/article-18771-he-will-not-settle-will-howarth-on-thoreau.html "He will not settle": Will Howarth on Thoreau
Wandering the web, I ran across something new by Will Howarth, in American Scholar. Howarth, as some of our readers will know, is a local-boy-made-good. A 1958  grad of SHS (of whose Hall of Fa...]]>
Divorce court - UIS, Lincoln papers parting ways http://illinoistimes.com/article-18723-divorce-court.html Divorce court - UIS, Lincoln papers parting ways
A longstanding partnership that has sustained the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project will end as the University of Illinois Springfield and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum can’t...]]>
Hogs, continued http://illinoistimes.com/article-18601-hogs-continued.html Hogs, continued
 Kewanee is known to the wider world. It was officially dubbed the "Hog Capital of the World" in 1948, when government agriculture statistics showed that Henry County led the world in hog produ...]]>
Doctor shopping? - Cop contacted several pathologists to find experts http://illinoistimes.com/article-18372-doctor-shopping.html Doctor shopping? - Cop contacted several pathologists to find experts
After failing to persuade Dr. Jessica Bowman to establish a cause of death for Cory Lovelace, Quincy police detective Adam Gibson went searching for other pathologists. He found several. Dr. Ja...]]>
Ex-wife testifies in murder trial - Lovelace murder trial enters second week http://illinoistimes.com/article-18371-ex-wife-testifies-in-murder-trial.html Ex-wife testifies in murder trial - Lovelace murder trial enters second week
The ex-wife of a former Adams County prosecutor charged with murdering his wife in 2006 testified Monday that the defendant was physically abusive and suggested strongly that he was a killer."I don'...]]>
A broken marriage - Lovelace argued with wife, witnesses say http://illinoistimes.com/article-18368-a-broken-marriage.html A broken marriage - Lovelace argued with wife, witnesses say
Curtis Lovelace’s marriage to his wife Cory was in shambles in the months leading up to her 2006 death, according to friends and former neighbors who testified Friday in his murder trial. Love...]]>
Time is of the essence http://illinoistimes.com/article-18367-time-is-of-the-essence.html Time is of the essence
When Curtis Lovelace’s wife expired was a center of debate on Thursday as a pathologist hired by the prosecution painted a picture of murder. Dr. Werner Spitz is a high-caliber hired gun, havi...]]>
Gander Mountain going down? - Company reportedly on brink of bankruptcy http://illinoistimes.com/article-18316-gander-mountain-going-down.html Gander Mountain going down? - Company reportedly on brink of bankruptcy
Gander Mountain, a Minnesota-based company that came to Springfield in 2009, is reportedly preparing to file for bankruptcy. Reuters has reported that the company, which is known for firearms sa...]]>
Good news and bad news for Dems http://illinoistimes.com/article-17340-good-news-and-bad-news-for-dems.html Good news and bad news for Dems
 The Democrats got a bit of good news and some serious bad news in a recent Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll. And that bad news is particularly negative for anyone who can be credibly connected to...]]>
EXCLUSIVE: Pension perks - Alderman, board members sign on for pensions http://illinoistimes.com/article-17155-exclusive-pension-perks.html EXCLUSIVE: Pension perks - Alderman, board members sign on for pensions
Nine of ten Springfield aldermen due pensions, more than half the county board set for pensions. State legislator wants proof they deserve it....]]>
John Donvan and Caren Zucker accept the Illinois Literary Heritage Award - Illinois State Library hosts http://illinoistimes.com/article-16929-john-donvan-and-caren-zucker-accept-the-illinois-literary-heritage-award.html John Donvan and Caren Zucker accept the Illinois Literary Heritage Award - Illinois State Library hosts
On March 10-11, the Illinois State Library hosted the second national “Targeting Autism” conference.  This year the ISL welcomed John Donvan and Caren Zucker,  New York Times bestsell...]]>
Springfield cop acquitted of DUI - Convicted of other charges http://illinoistimes.com/article-15793-springfield-cop-acquitted-of-dui.html Springfield cop acquitted of DUI - Convicted of other charges
Springfield police officer James Stewart has been acquitted of charges that he was driving under the influence of alcohol when he crashed his car in 2014.Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Rudolph...]]>