IllinoisTimes - News http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-30-1-news.html Sun, 27 May 18 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Sports betting bills bolstered by Supreme Court ruling http://illinoistimes.com/article-20017-sports-betting-bills-bolstered-by-supreme-court-ruling.html Sports betting bills bolstered by Supreme Court ruling
 The Supreme Court’s recent ruling allowing state-authorized sports gambling may strengthen legislation to legalize sports betting in Illinois. On May 14, the court ruled 6-3 that the Professio...]]>
The fight to reform child care - State caregivers rally for child care and home care bills http://illinoistimes.com/article-20018-the-fight-to-reform-child-care.html The fight to reform child care - State caregivers rally for child care and home care bills
 Protesters gathered outside the Capitol May 16 to press for legislation to reform home care and child care services across Illinois. Organized by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)...]]>
Big money - Foundation raised millions but still short http://illinoistimes.com/article-20021-big-money.html Big money - Foundation raised millions but still short
 The nonprofit foundation that says it might have to sell artifacts related to Abraham Lincoln has taken in more than $40 million since 2007, when the group borrowed $23 million to purchase relic...]]>
Digging the state out of the hole it’s in http://illinoistimes.com/article-19991-digging-the-state-out-of-the-hole-it%25E2%2580%2599s-in.html Digging the state out of the hole it’s in
 On Thursday, May 10, at the Rendezvous Room in the Wyndham Springfield City Centre, NPR Illinois and Illinois Issues presented the first in their most recent series of traveling forums happening...]]>
Selling Lincoln - ALPLM foundation seeks bailout http://illinoistimes.com/article-19981-selling-lincoln.html Selling Lincoln - ALPLM foundation seeks bailout
 Shortly after the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation closed a 2007 deal to buy a trove of Lincoln artifacts for $23 million, the nonprofit foundation signed an agreement with the st...]]>
Brother, can you spare an Abe? - ALPLM foundation goes GoFundMe http://illinoistimes.com/article-19982-brother-can-you-spare-an-abe.html Brother, can you spare an Abe? - ALPLM foundation goes GoFundMe
How desperate is the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, which owes nearly $10 million for Lincoln artifacts?Check out the foundation’s GoFundMe.com campaign, set up after quiet efforts...]]>
Celebrating three decades, Skank Skates needs help http://illinoistimes.com/article-19968-celebrating-three-decades-skank-skates-needs-help.html Celebrating three decades, Skank Skates needs help
 George Sinclair started building skateboard ramps as a bored Petersburg teenager in the 1970s. At 16, the city of Petersburg paid him $300 to build a 10-foot half-pipe for a contest at a citywid...]]>
State puts pressure on Schaller - Suspends mortgage broker’s license http://illinoistimes.com/article-19957-state-puts-pressure-on-schaller.html State puts pressure on Schaller - Suspends mortgage broker’s license
State allegations against a Springfield mortgage broker mirror accusations contained in a lawsuit filed by a Petersburg man who says that he was cheated out of his home.The Illinois Department of Fina...]]>
Finally - Lincoln papers posted by ALPLM http://illinoistimes.com/article-19960-finally.html Finally - Lincoln papers posted by ALPLM
The first installment of documents put online by the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project is but a sliver of things to come. But what a sliver it is.It is easy to spend more time than planned browsing th...]]>
#Swee Too - Prof quits after years of complaints http://illinoistimes.com/article-19931-swee-too.html #Swee Too - Prof quits after years of complaints
 Lincoln Land Community College kept a professor on the payroll for nearly two decades after students first complained about graphic sexual remarks and unwelcome advances.Former anthropology and...]]>
Imagination reaches for the divine - Liturgical Arts Festival returns April 27-May 5 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19932-imagination-reaches-for-the-divine.html Imagination reaches for the divine - Liturgical Arts Festival returns April 27-May 5
 Launched in 1996 and running alternate years since, this year’s Liturgical Arts Festival of Springfield is set to present several days of events at multiple venues around town, all centered ar...]]>
Chickening out - Petersburg poultry processor pursues pasture partners http://illinoistimes.com/article-19918-chickening-out.html Chickening out - Petersburg poultry processor pursues pasture partners
 Cavan Sullivan and his family have a grain farm in Petersburg and recently decided to expand their business by opening Petersburg Processing, a poultry processor. As a processor, Sullivan also m...]]>
You’re in Abe’s Army now - This summer, find fun, friends and fitness through Abe’s Army, a 12-week training program for the Abe’s Amble 10K http://illinoistimes.com/article-19921-you%25E2%2580%2599re-in-abe%25E2%2580%2599s-army-now.html You’re in Abe’s Army now - This summer, find fun, friends and fitness through Abe’s Army, a 12-week training program for the Abe’s Amble 10K
Walkers, race walkers and runners of all fitness levels are cordially invited to participate in Abe’s Army, a 12-week program that trains participants to walk, run or race walk the Abe’s Amble 10K...]]>
Sheriff hires supporter's relative - Former Sen. Bomke's son to start Monday http://illinoistimes.com/article-19922-sheriff-hires-supporters-relative.html Sheriff hires supporter's relative - Former Sen. Bomke's son to start Monday
 Sangamon County sheriff Wes Barr has hired the son of former state Sen. Larry Bomke, a Republican who contributed to the sheriff’s 2014 election campaign and endorsed him in media advertise...]]>
Alleged dealer also a former madam - Investigation began five years ago http://illinoistimes.com/article-19897-alleged-dealer-also-a-former-madam.html Alleged dealer also a former madam - Investigation began five years ago
A Salisbury woman accused of dealing synthetic marijuana has been in trouble before.Letha Dean, 71, pleaded guilty to prostitution-related charges in 2009, long before she was arrested last week and...]]>
County ponies up - Board approves contract with economic development corporation http://illinoistimes.com/article-19874-county-ponies-up.html County ponies up - Board approves contract with economic development corporation
 The Sangamon County Board this week approved a contract with a fledgling economic development corporation that includes $500,000 in public money for the group tasked with attracting new business...]]>
Lopez tournament in limbo - District acknowledges problems http://illinoistimes.com/article-19863-lopez-tournament-in-limbo.html Lopez tournament in limbo - District acknowledges problems
Amid accusations of skullduggery by a Republican businessman, Springfield School District 186 no longer will put the name of Adam Lopez, a Democrat who is school board chairman, on a basketball tourna...]]>
Teens rally at Capitol for gun control http://illinoistimes.com/article-19841-teens-rally-at-capitol-for-gun-control.html Teens rally at Capitol for gun control
 On Saturday, March 23, a reported 1.2 million people took part in the “March for Our Lives,” a nationwide demonstration demanding changes to existing gun laws. The demonstrations were spearh...]]>
The bikers are coming http://illinoistimes.com/article-19844-the-bikers-are-coming.html The bikers are coming
 The nation’s largest convention of African-American motorcycle clubs is coming to Springfield.The National Bikers Roundup, scheduled for Aug. 1 through Aug. 5 at the state fairgrounds, will fe...]]>
Mortgage mayhem - State shuts down Springfield broker http://illinoistimes.com/article-19778-mortgage-mayhem.html Mortgage mayhem - State shuts down Springfield broker
Chris Schaller isn’t your typical mortgage broker.He once had a show on WMAY radio, where he was known as the Illinois Mortgage Man. Sam Madonia on WFMB has broadcasted live from Schaller’s office...]]>
Democrats in 13th challenge Davis, Trump http://illinoistimes.com/article-19782-democrats-in-13th-challenge-davis-trump.html Democrats in 13th challenge Davis, Trump
While U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, faces no primary opponent, Democrats are preparing for the fall general election, focusing on November and the incumbent instead of each other in the March...]]>
Pack gun, get promoted - Captain set to advance http://illinoistimes.com/article-19783-pack-gun-get-promoted.html Pack gun, get promoted - Captain set to advance
A Springfield fire captain who served a six-day suspension last year and agreed to counseling in 2015 is in line to become a battalion chief.Capt. Chad Bates is on the promotion list even though he wa...]]>
Mother of dead inmate sues - Claims constitutional, ADA violations http://illinoistimes.com/article-19781-mother-of-dead-inmate-sues.html Mother of dead inmate sues - Claims constitutional, ADA violations
The mother of a Sangamon County jail inmate who killed herself last year has sued the county and the state of Illinois, claiming that each entity failed to adequately address mental health needs.Tiffa...]]>
Reverence at The Pharmacy, revisionism at UIS Gallery http://illinoistimes.com/article-19766-reverence-at-the-pharmacy-revisionism-at-uis-gallery.html Reverence at The Pharmacy, revisionism at UIS Gallery
Two very different art exhibits opened in Springfield last week, both dealing with the subject of religion and spirituality, but from contrasting angles. Arizona-based artist Angela Ellsworth’s...]]>
Prison mental health on trial - Prison culture, staff shortages blamed for problems http://illinoistimes.com/article-19769-prison-mental-health-on-trial.html Prison mental health on trial - Prison culture, staff shortages blamed for problems
Care for the mentally ill in Illinois prisons may not be ideal, but it isn’t so bad that it violates constitutional guarantees against cruel and unusual punishment, according to the Illinois Departm...]]>
Future unclear for campus buildings - Benedictine has plans to take care of its students http://illinoistimes.com/article-19743-future-unclear-for-campus-buildings.html Future unclear for campus buildings - Benedictine has plans to take care of its students
 The Springfield campus of Benedictine University will be sold and all local classes will be taught at other community sites after the conclusion of the 2018 spring semester, according to an anno...]]>
After 22 years, fire science sets convict free http://illinoistimes.com/article-19746-after-22-years-fire-science-sets-convict-free.html After 22 years, fire science sets convict free
 “You’re readjusting to just walking down the street, being in crowded elevators, things that everybody goes through all the time,” said Bill Amor, whose 1997 convictions on charges of arso...]]>
Trouble brews in Democratic Party weeks before the primary http://illinoistimes.com/article-19718-trouble-brews-in-democratic-party-weeks-before-the-primary.html Trouble brews in Democratic Party weeks before the primary
Illinois Democrats are struggling to find their balance following news that Speaker of the House Michael Madigan took three months to fire a staffer following an accusation of sexual harassment from a...]]>
Funds approved for economic development - But money isn’t everything http://illinoistimes.com/article-19719-funds-approved-for-economic-development.html Funds approved for economic development - But money isn’t everything
The Springfield City Council on Tuesday approved $250,000 for an economic development corporation, half the amount that Sangamon County, which is promoting the new group, has pushed for.“Two hundred...]]>
DEMO demolished, but UIS Gallery going strong http://illinoistimes.com/article-19697-demo-demolished-but-uis-gallery-going-strong.html DEMO demolished, but UIS Gallery going strong
 The DEMO Project art space on the grounds of the Springfield Art Association achieved its apotheosis this past Wednesday when the small house, still festooned with fanciful work by 17 artists in...]]>