IllinoisTimes - IT: Off The Clock http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-143-1-it-off-the-clock.html Fri, 24 Feb 17 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 Bargains on bad boy's bling - Feds auctioning belongings of notorious gangster James "Whitey" Bulger and Catherine Greig http://illinoistimes.com/article-17326-bargains-on-bad-boys-bling.html Bargains on bad boy's bling - Feds auctioning belongings of notorious gangster James "Whitey" Bulger and Catherine Greig
This is the pretty side of decades of extortion, corruption and murder....]]>
Helping someone out of the darkness - Some things to know about suicide prevention http://illinoistimes.com/article-16293-helping-someone-out-of-the-darkness.html Helping someone out of the darkness - Some things to know about suicide prevention
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people aged 18-24 and the 10th leading cause of death overall in the U.S....]]>
"Mr. Robot" a thought-provoking, harrowing ride http://illinoistimes.com/article-16084-mr-robot-a-thought-provoking-harrowing-ride.html "Mr. Robot" a thought-provoking, harrowing ride
Who hasn’t dreamed of exacting revenge against an evil so obtrusive and dominating that it seems untouchable?...]]>
Will the REAL Pat Yeagle please stand up? http://illinoistimes.com/article-16039-will-the-real-pat-yeagle-please-stand-up.html Will the REAL Pat Yeagle please stand up?
Somehow, we managed not to destroy the universe....]]>
Is a hot dog a sandwich? - Some say maybe; others aren't so sure. http://illinoistimes.com/article-16040-is-a-hot-dog-a-sandwich.html Is a hot dog a sandwich? - Some say maybe; others aren't so sure.
The shocking answer to life's deepest question....]]>
The gift that keeps on giving - Ex-anchorman’s wardrobe goes for peanuts http://illinoistimes.com/article-15951-the-gift-that-keeps-on-giving.html The gift that keeps on giving - Ex-anchorman’s wardrobe goes for peanuts
We here at Illinois Times are neither rich nor proud, which is why we shop for bargains at local thrift stores....]]>
Mobile homes, divorce and fancy fiddlin' - Highlights from the fifth-ever issue of Illinois Times http://illinoistimes.com/article-15918-mobile-homes-divorce-and-fancy-fiddlin.html Mobile homes, divorce and fancy fiddlin' - Highlights from the fifth-ever issue of Illinois Times
Housing is a big part of the human experience, but we rarely think about how much it affects our lives. A person's home says a lot about them, and mobile homes are no exception. The fifth-ever issue...]]>
The Amish and the "English" - Highlights from the fourth issue of Illinois Times, Oct. 9, 1975 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15838-the-amish-and-the-english.html The Amish and the "English" - Highlights from the fourth issue of Illinois Times, Oct. 9, 1975
The more things change, the more they stay the same. That's the feeling I get every time I pick up an old copy of Illinois Times....]]>
Summer reads: - Belief system touted in new book by charismatic duo http://illinoistimes.com/article-15835-summer-reads.html Summer reads: - Belief system touted in new book by charismatic duo
As it happens, the next two items on my summer reading list are "Going Clear" by Lawrence Wright, the controversial tell-all about the Church of Scientology; and "Zone Theory" by Tim Heidecker and...]]>
A Springfield railroad watch comes home - 91-year-old watch still keeps time http://illinoistimes.com/article-15812-a-springfield-railroad-watch-comes-home.html A Springfield railroad watch comes home - 91-year-old watch still keeps time
For reasons beyond my understanding, knowledge of our ancestors and their history gives us grounding in our own lives....]]>
Wayback Wednesday: Dick Durbin's first race - A look back at the third issue of Illinois Times http://illinoistimes.com/article-15816-wayback-wednesday-dick-durbins-first-race.html Wayback Wednesday: Dick Durbin's first race - A look back at the third issue of Illinois Times
 When the third issue of Illinois Times came out on Oct. 2, 1975, Dick Durbin was a 30-year-old Democratic campaign manager with big hopes. ...]]>
Blind bowling and an education insurrection at SSU - Highlights from the second issue of Illinois Times http://illinoistimes.com/article-15760-blind-bowling-and-an-education-insurrection-at-ssu.html Blind bowling and an education insurrection at SSU - Highlights from the second issue of Illinois Times
It didn't take long for Illinois Times to find controversy back in 1975. The second issue featured an exposé on Sangamon State University's internal struggle for power and self-determination, along with an angry letter against the ERA....]]>
A day at the races - Monster truck mania http://illinoistimes.com/article-15631-a-day-at-the-races.html A day at the races - Monster truck mania
I can now die happy....]]>
Wayback Wednesday: 40 years of Illinois Times - A look back at our first issue http://illinoistimes.com/article-15605-wayback-wednesday-40-years-of-illinois-times.html Wayback Wednesday: 40 years of Illinois Times - A look back at our first issue
Here's a look at the first issue of Illinois Times on Sept. 18, 1975....]]>
Meet one of the jokers who writes your news http://illinoistimes.com/article-15604-meet-one-of-the-jokers-who-writes-your-news.html Meet one of the jokers who writes your news

 Who wants some Werther's Originals?

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Welcome to “IT: Off The Clock” - Blog will investigate life outside the newsroom http://illinoistimes.com/article-15569-welcome-to-%25E2%2580%259Cit-off-the-clock%25E2%2580%259D.html Welcome to “IT: Off The Clock” - Blog will investigate life outside the newsroom
 Week in and week out, the staff writers at Illinois Times bring the world of central Illinois politics and culture to life with in-depth reporting and commentary on the most important, unusual a...]]>