IllinoisTimes - Cap City http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-56-1-cap-city.html Thu, 23 Feb 17 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 STAR-STUDDED FAIR LINEUP http://illinoistimes.com/article-18336-star-studded-fair-lineup.html STAR-STUDDED FAIR LINEUP
A star-studded lineup is ready to take the Illinois State Fair by storm. Chase Rice, Alabama, Jason Derulo, Finger Death Punch and John Mellencamp were recently announced as the first five headlining...]]>
HIP-HOP DISSERTATION http://illinoistimes.com/article-18337-hip-hop-dissertation.html HIP-HOP DISSERTATION
Decatur native and current Clemson University (South Carolina) Ph. D. candidate A. D. Carson will defend his dissertation on Friday, Feb. 24. “Owning my masters: rhetoric of rhyme and revolution”...]]>
TORA! TORA! TORA! http://illinoistimes.com/article-18338-tora_-tora_-tora_.html TORA! TORA! TORA!
The private equity firm that manages the parent company of the State Journal-Register is being sold to SoftBank, a telecommunications and internet company founded and headed by a Japanese billionaire...]]>
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...]]>
GONE – FOR NOW http://illinoistimes.com/article-18265-gone-%25E2%2580%2593-for-now.html GONE – FOR NOW
Daniel Stowell, head of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, was shown the door a couple weeks ago after being put on leave in November. The Il...]]>
PLEA BARGAINS IN KILLING http://illinoistimes.com/article-18266-plea-bargains-in-killing.html PLEA BARGAINS IN KILLING
The last of three defendants in a murder case pleaded guilty this week in the 2014 killing of Justin Sharp, a 24-year-old purported marijuana dealer who was found shot to death in a yard on the 2700 b...]]>
ILLINOIS VINTNERS HOST WINE FESTIVAL http://illinoistimes.com/article-18242-illinois-vintners-host-wine-festival.html ILLINOIS VINTNERS HOST WINE FESTIVAL
On Feb. 24, the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association (IGGVA) will host the 2017 Winter Wine Festival in Springfield. The festival, organized in coordination with the Illinois Department of...]]>
HISTORIC BARN PHOTOS SOUGHT http://illinoistimes.com/article-18243-historic-barn-photos-sought.html HISTORIC BARN PHOTOS SOUGHT
 The local haylofts and corn cribs of Sangamon County could soon be featured in an e-book focused on the iconic farm structures. The book is a project of the Sangamon County Historic Preservation...]]>
HOTELS PUSH TO STOP TAX PROPOSAL http://illinoistimes.com/article-18186-hotels-push-to-stop-tax-proposal.html HOTELS PUSH TO STOP TAX PROPOSAL
Springfield hotels from are teaming up to oppose a tax increase. The Springfield Hotel Lodging Association (SHLA) announced it is imploring Mayor James Langfelder and the city council not to pass a pr...]]>
UNITY RALLY SATURDAY http://illinoistimes.com/article-18187-unity-rally-saturday.html UNITY RALLY SATURDAY
A group identifying itself as “Springfield Call To Action” (SC2A) is organizing a rally for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Old State Capitol plaza. The event is timed to coincide with the Women�...]]>
ENGINEERS, NOT LAWYERS http://illinoistimes.com/article-18162-engineers-not-lawyers.html ENGINEERS, NOT LAWYERS
Critics of Chatham’s less-than-perfect water system got some bad news this week from a Chicago law firm hired to review the creation of the South Sangamon Water Commission and determine whether ther...]]>
THAT DIDN’T LAST http://illinoistimes.com/article-18163-that-didn%25E2%2580%2599t-last.html THAT DIDN’T LAST
David Bourland, who moved last month from director of exhibits at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum to director of historic sites for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, is no...]]>
REASON 1,236,748 TO READ NEWSPAPERS http://illinoistimes.com/article-18081-reason-1236748-to-read-newspapers.html REASON 1,236,748 TO READ NEWSPAPERS
As we brace for the liar-in-chief-elect to take office, Politico last week revealed that Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner of WICS television in Springfield, struck a deal with the Trump campaign, while...]]>
number one for stylist jobs http://illinoistimes.com/article-18082-number-one-for-stylist-jobs.html number one for stylist jobs
 If you do hair, Springfield is the place for you. That’s according to a survey entitled, “These are the 10 best cities for stylists,” published last week on zippia.com, a website self-desc...]]>
Studio seeks funds http://illinoistimes.com/article-18053-studio-seeks-funds.html Studio seeks funds
A crowd-sourcing campaign via kickstarter.com is underway to renovate and reopen Southtown Sound (formerly South Town Studio). The recording studio, located across the parking lot from the Black Sheep...]]>
ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION http://illinoistimes.com/article-18054-abundance-of-caution.html ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION
As if open-heart surgery isn’t enough to worry about, patients who have undergone the procedure in Springfield recently have received letters warning that they could be at risk of contracting an inf...]]>
ABE’S IN THE MONEY http://illinoistimes.com/article-18025-abe%25E2%2580%2599s-in-the-money.html ABE’S IN THE MONEY
After months of uncertainty, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, a division of the National Archives, has awarded a grant of more than $106,000 to the Papers of Abraham Lincol...]]>
KIDS LEARN CODE http://illinoistimes.com/article-18026-kids-learn-code.html KIDS LEARN CODE
Last week Springfield public school students took part in “The Hour of Code,” a 60-minute program designed as an introduction to developing computer skills. Described as an attempt to “demystify...]]>
Stars align for community Christmas tree http://illinoistimes.com/article-17992-stars-align-for-community-christmas-tree.html Stars align for community Christmas tree
As a past president and founder of Downtown Springfield Inc., Dennis Bringuet of Ace Sign Company has been a big supporter of the organization’s community Christmas tree, which they erect each year...]]>
LEGENDS AND FAIRY TALES http://illinoistimes.com/article-17993-legends-and-fairy-tales.html LEGENDS AND FAIRY TALES
Historic sites in Springfield are gearing up for the holidays with events both somber and joyous. On Saturday at 1 p.m., veterans, friends and families will gather at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at...]]>
HOSPICE CHANGES http://illinoistimes.com/article-17965-hospice-changes.html HOSPICE CHANGES
 St. John’s Hospital is evaluating the future of its hospice unit as part of an overhaul of skilled nursing care at the hospital, which is decreasing the number of beds for folks whose needs ca...]]>
KIDZEUM’S BIG NOSE http://illinoistimes.com/article-17966-kidzeum%25E2%2580%2599s-big-nose.html KIDZEUM’S BIG NOSE
 “I break my own heart when I try to make predictions for when we’ll be able to open,” said Kidzeum board president Rachael Thomson. With $300,000 in funds still needed to reach their goal,...]]>
FRESH FOOD FOR KIDS http://illinoistimes.com/article-17909-fresh-food-for-kids.html FRESH FOOD FOR KIDS
 Hungry? Looking for something to do on Veteran’s Day? If you have kids and the grocery bill is tight, you might to check out a food pantry scheduled to set up shop at the Springfield YMCA at 7...]]>
WHO VOTED? http://illinoistimes.com/article-17910-who-voted.html WHO VOTED?
 The results are in. Whether you’re dismayed or elated, the voters have spoken. Republican president-elect Donald Trump took 50.83 percent of the vote in Sangamon County....]]>
NO CONTEST http://illinoistimes.com/article-17874-no-contest.html NO CONTEST
As the most sordid political campaigns in memory wind down, the most depressing part of what’s left of democracy in America isn’t the mud or the promises to build walls or never-ending investigati...]]>
WHAT DO YOU WANT? http://illinoistimes.com/article-17875-what-do-you-want.html WHAT DO YOU WANT?
What do you get when combine interactive maps with representative democracy? The answer is something like the City of Springfield’s new “You Plan It” map, which gives residents a chance to tell ...]]>
VOTE FOR HOMELESS KIDS http://illinoistimes.com/article-17846-vote-for-homeless-kids.html VOTE FOR HOMELESS KIDS
Every summer, Camp Compass gives homeless kids renewed hope and a chance for a better future. Operated by Compass for Kids in Springfield, Camp Compass helps kids catch up academically over the summer...]]>
GRACE FOR VOTERS http://illinoistimes.com/article-17847-grace-for-voters.html GRACE FOR VOTERS
With the awful tone of this election season at both the national and state levels, Election Day (Nov. 8) can’t come soon enough. But time may feel like it’s slipping away if you’ve been too busy...]]>
DRUG DISPOSAL http://illinoistimes.com/article-17822-drug-disposal.html DRUG DISPOSAL
Got pills? If you’re not using them, you might want to consider bundling them up this Saturday and taking them to a proper disposal site to help celebrate National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, s...]]>