IllinoisTimes - Cap City http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-56-1-cap-city.html Fri, 26 May 17 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Now hear this http://illinoistimes.com/article-18718-now-hear-this.html Now hear this
As we enter the final week of Better Hearing and Speech Month, the Cochlear Implant Awareness Foundation, a Springfield-based nonprofit, is participating in the “Million Ear Challenge,” the goal o...]]>
TASTE OF INCLUSION http://illinoistimes.com/article-18719-taste-of-inclusion.html TASTE OF INCLUSION
A new cafe in Springfield’s west side aims to develop life skills for children with developmental disabilities. On May 23, the Hope Learning Academy (HLA), community leaders and volunteers cut the r...]]>
NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS http://illinoistimes.com/article-18658-none-of-your-business.html NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS
A controversial plan before Congress that would permit companies to fine workers who refuse to share their genetic information through workplace wellness programs has prompted Illinois lawmakers to ti...]]>
Torch Tuesday tosses in the towel http://illinoistimes.com/article-18659-torch-tuesday-tosses-in-the-towel.html Torch Tuesday tosses in the towel
For over seven years, Torch Tuesday has been Springfield’s premier showcase for local and touring hip-hop music. Launched in 2010 by promoter Howard “Torch” Tomas, the weekly nightclub event –...]]>
IN THE CLEAR http://illinoistimes.com/article-18614-in-the-clear.html IN THE CLEAR
Sangamon County state’s attorney John Milhiser says no charges will be filed after an investigation into the North County Teen Court requested by Sherman Police Chief Craig Bangert in January. The i...]]>
COFFEE PAINT FOR A CAUSE http://illinoistimes.com/article-18615-coffee-paint-for-a-cause.html COFFEE PAINT FOR A CAUSE
The Lincoln Magnet School (LMS) and local artist Christy Freeman are teaming up to encourage the public to paint for a good cause. Coffee: The New Paint, will be held Sunday, May 7, from 2 p.m. to 4:3...]]>
GOT DRUGS? http://illinoistimes.com/article-18595-got-drugs.html GOT DRUGS?
Once upon a time, a few extra Vicodins or Percocets after a root canal or sprained ankle were considered good things. No need to call the doctor for more drugs in the event of a twisted back or partic...]]>
REPORT BUNTING SIGHTINGS http://illinoistimes.com/article-18596-report-bunting-sightings.html REPORT BUNTING SIGHTINGS
 Two very colorful species of birds only seen in central Illinois during late April and early May are set to make their annual appearances. The Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Indigo Bunting both feed...]]>
GRANDSTAND LINEUP http://illinoistimes.com/article-18570-grandstand-lineup.html GRANDSTAND LINEUP
More names have been added to the Grandstand lineup for the 2017 Illinois State Fair. On Thursday, Aug. 10, fairgoers with paid admission to the fair will be treated to a free concert by the legendary...]]>
PRESERVE HEALTH BENEFITS http://illinoistimes.com/article-18571-preserve-health-benefits.html PRESERVE HEALTH BENEFITS
During Statewide Healthcare Day of Action April 18, a coalition of Affordable Care Act advocates organized outside U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood’s Springfield office to ask for support of a pledge to prote...]]>
DEFENDERS OF THE INNOCENT http://illinoistimes.com/article-18543-defenders-of-the-innocent.html DEFENDERS OF THE INNOCENT
The 10th annual Illinois Innocence Project Defenders of the Innocent gala will be held Saturday, April 29, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield. Featured speakers will be Yu...]]>
BULLSEYE http://illinoistimes.com/article-18544-bullseye.html BULLSEYE
For the second year in a row, shooters from the Illinois Army National Guard have taken top honors in the All-Army Small Arms Championship held at Fort Benning, Georgia. The annual event is held to de...]]>
OPIOID RECOVERY CENTER http://illinoistimes.com/article-18496-opioid-recovery-center.html OPIOID RECOVERY CENTER
Dr. Rakesh Chandra, a DATA 2000 waivered psychiatrist, is addressing the widespread problem of opioid and heroin abuse by opening Rassik Complete Recovery, Inc., at 1201 S. Fourth St. in Springfield....]]>
ILLINOIS WOMEN MARCH http://illinoistimes.com/article-18497-illinois-women-march.html ILLINOIS WOMEN MARCH
Activists from Illinois prepare to rally to support a progressive legislative agenda, while they lobby lawmakers to pass a budget. The Illinois Women March on Springfield will be held on Tuesday, Apri...]]>
HELP WANTED http://illinoistimes.com/article-18470-help-wanted.html HELP WANTED
Do you need a job? If so, Collectors Roadshow in Sugar Land, Texas, is looking for a few good men and women. “This is a unique opportunity to earn an excellent salary,” a recent Craigslist help-wa...]]>
ICON ENDORSES DICENSO http://illinoistimes.com/article-18471-icon-endorses-dicenso.html ICON ENDORSES DICENSO
Members of Springfield ICON (Inner City Older Neighborhoods) met on Monday, March 27, and voted to endorse Kristin DiCenso for Ward 6 Alderman over opponent Martin Fruchtl, to replace the position vac...]]>
ARTS RESIDENCY IN ENOS PARK http://illinoistimes.com/article-18445-arts-residency-in-enos-park.html ARTS RESIDENCY IN ENOS PARK
The University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery is partnering with the Springfield Art Association and Enos Park Residency for Visual Artists to offer a funded residency and art exhibition...]]>
HEALTHY FOOD TEAM http://illinoistimes.com/article-18446-healthy-food-team.html HEALTHY FOOD TEAM
The Central Illinois Foodbank is teaming up with the SIU Center for Family Medicine to distribute healthy food for the Sangamon County community. At 5 p.m. Thursday, March 23, the Healthy Foods Distri...]]>
LINCOLN LAND HALLELUJAH http://illinoistimes.com/article-18416-lincoln-land-hallelujah.html LINCOLN LAND HALLELUJAH
 A chamber music recital featuring The Brickhouse Brass and The Blackwater Strings will be taking place on Sunday, March 19, at 4 p.m., as part of the Lincoln Land Community College Recital Serie...]]>
LOVE AND FURNITURE http://illinoistimes.com/article-18417-love-and-furniture.html LOVE AND FURNITURE
 A program aimed at helping single mothers out of poverty by hiring them to refurbish furniture will celebrate its one-year anniversary by holding a sale on Saturday, March 25. Named “Wooden it...]]>
SOHO 2.0 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18392-soho-20.html SOHO 2.0
On the heels of the announcement by SOHO Music Festival founder Eric Welch of plans to end the popular annual charitable event after 12 years (See “SOHO No Mo?”in IT, March 2, 2017), a few of the...]]>
HOORAY FOR THE CHAMBER http://illinoistimes.com/article-18393-hooray-for-the-chamber.html HOORAY FOR THE CHAMBER
Never let it be said that Chris Hembrough, president and CEO of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, is a man who doesn’t put his money where his mouth is. After reading a recent Illinois Ti...]]>
SPRINGFIELD FILM PREMIERE http://illinoistimes.com/article-18361-springfield-film-premiere.html SPRINGFIELD FILM PREMIERE
Springfield-based filmmakers Dave Heinzel and Emma Wilson will premiere their new short film, Sarah, at 8 p.m. this Saturday, March 4, at The Studio, located at 401 1/2 S. Grand Ave. West (due to dema...]]>
CONGRATULATIONS http://illinoistimes.com/article-18362-congratulations.html CONGRATULATIONS
The Sangamon County mental health court finally has a graduate. After two years in the program aimed at keeping mentally ill folks out of prison (“Treatment instead of jail,” April 23, 2015), ...]]>
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...]]>