IllinoisTimes - Cap City http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-56-1-cap-city.html Sun, 20 Apr 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 SAVE THE MONARCHS http://illinoistimes.com/article-13777-save-the-monarchs.html SAVE THE MONARCHS
Illinois’ state insect is dwindling in population.There has been a 90 percent decrease in the U.S. population of monarch butterflies, Illinois’ state insect, since the mid-1990s, according to a gr...]]>
NEW GENHKIDS LEADER NAMED http://illinoistimes.com/article-13778-new-genhkids-leader-named.html NEW GENHKIDS LEADER NAMED
Jen Dillman has been named the new genHkids executive director.GenHkids is a Springfield nonprofit group that works to improve the health of children in hopes of fostering a generation of healthy kids...]]>
PROSTATE PROGRESS http://illinoistimes.com/article-13739-prostate-progress.html PROSTATE PROGRESS
 Men, welcome to the future: A developing technology that would make prostate biopsies far less invasive is coming to Springfield. Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and St. John’s...]]>
COMCAST CARES DAY http://illinoistimes.com/article-13740-comcast-cares-day.html COMCAST CARES DAY
 Comcast Cares Day, described as one of the “largest corporate volunteer initiatives in the nation,” will be renovating Springfield’s Boys and Girls Club, 300 South 15th Street, on Saturday...]]>
Friends expand land http://illinoistimes.com/article-13704-friends-expand-land.html Friends expand land
Friends of the Sangamon Valley recently acquired a 110-acre farm in Christian County.A couple will be leaving the farm to the organization as a part of their estate plan, according to Friends Presiden...]]>
Wild hog hunting http://illinoistimes.com/article-13705-wild-hog-hunting.html Wild hog hunting
 The Illinois Department of Natural Resources wants to eliminate “feral swine,” or wild hogs, in the state.The department has established new rules regarding hog hunting. Hogs may now only be...]]>
ORPHAN OUTREACH http://illinoistimes.com/article-13674-orphan-outreach.html ORPHAN OUTREACH
 A house renovation in Springfield will soon benefit orphans in Haiti, thanks to the efforts of volunteers in Springfield’s Enos Park neighborhood. The Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Associ...]]>
FAMILY FAST http://illinoistimes.com/article-13675-family-fast.html FAMILY FAST
 As national lawmakers consider bills to reform the United States’ immigration laws, a group of immigration reform advocates is using its members’ bodies as a form of protest. Fast For Famili...]]>
COMMUNITY GARDENS http://illinoistimes.com/article-13633-community-gardens.html COMMUNITY GARDENS
We’re not going to jinx ourselves by saying that winter is over, but we’re hoping the last of the snow has already melted for this season. The warmer weather has us eager to start our gardens, and...]]>
LITIGATION BLUES http://illinoistimes.com/article-13605-litigation-blues.html LITIGATION BLUES
A federal judge has ruled that a civil rights lawsuit against the City of Springfield and several police officers filed by Calvin Christian III may proceed. But in ruling against the city last week, U...]]>
PANHANDLERS WON’T GO AWAY http://illinoistimes.com/article-13606-panhandlers-won%25E2%2580%2599t-go-away.html PANHANDLERS WON’T GO AWAY
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KIDZEUM TO INCLUDE PET CARE EXHIBIT http://illinoistimes.com/article-13573-kidzeum-to-include-pet-care-exhibit.html KIDZEUM TO INCLUDE PET CARE EXHIBIT
Visitors to the future Kidzeum may pick up some tips about caring for Fido.The Kidzeum of Health and Science, a former children’s museum that closed in 2001, is raising money to again opens its door...]]>
KA-CHING! http://illinoistimes.com/article-13544-ka-ching_.html KA-CHING!
City hall continues to be a veritable ATM for open-government attorneys as Sangamon County circuit court judge John “First Amendment” Schmidt last week ruled that the City of Springfield has again...]]>
Buy geraniums, help others http://illinoistimes.com/article-13545-buy-geraniums-help-others.html Buy geraniums, help others
Spring may not be here yet but the season’s flowers are on the way.The Cachet Club of Springfield annual geranium sale begins March 1. Buyers can choose between red, white, salmon, pink and fuchsia ...]]>
HEARTS FOR THE HOMELESS http://illinoistimes.com/article-13517-hearts-for-the-homeless.html HEARTS FOR THE HOMELESS
It’s probably pretty easy to feel like no one cares about you when you’re living on the street, especially around Valentine’s Day. “Often times, these people are isolated from family and frien...]]>
WARRIORS WANTED http://illinoistimes.com/article-13518-warriors-wanted.html WARRIORS WANTED
A group that provides peer support to veterans is looking for Springfield-area volunteers.Organizers from Illinois’ Warrior to Warrior program, a nonprofit operated by Health and Disability Advocate...]]>
PLATES FOR A CURE http://illinoistimes.com/article-13486-plates-for-a-cure.html PLATES FOR A CURE
 Cancer in kids is one of life’s cruelest realities, but folks in central Illinois are working to change that. Zoe Pramuk of Decatur successfully fought cancer with the help of Dr. Gregory Bran...]]>
KIDS’ HOCKEY JAMBOREE http://illinoistimes.com/article-13487-kids%25E2%2580%2599-hockey-jamboree.html KIDS’ HOCKEY JAMBOREE
 Nelson Center Ice Arena is set to be filled with activity on Feb. 15 as hundreds of young hockey players take to its ice.The Springfield Youth Hockey Association is hosting a youth hockey skill ...]]>
BIG GIFTS http://illinoistimes.com/article-13376-big-gifts.html BIG GIFTS
The Christmas season may be over, but the gifts keep on coming. Alignlife, a new chiropractic clinic in Springfield, announced on Jan. 8 that its patients collected 61 toys during the holidays to dona...]]>
MORE HOUSING NEEDED DOWNTOWN http://illinoistimes.com/article-13377-more-housing-needed-downtown.html MORE HOUSING NEEDED DOWNTOWN
Downtown Springfield could use the boost of additional residences.A study completed by the Bowen National Research Group shows the downtown housing market is in demand for more residential projects. T...]]>
POVERTY RATES DOWN http://illinoistimes.com/article-13349-poverty-rates-down.html POVERTY RATES DOWN
A decline in poverty rates, food stamp recipients and citizens receiving public assistance in the area are a few reasons why the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce reported things are looking “...]]>
DINNER AND A BOOK http://illinoistimes.com/article-13350-dinner-and-a-book.html DINNER AND A BOOK
The goodwill is growing in the Enos Park neighborhood. Following an extreme school makeover at McClernand Elementary in August, one of the churches involved, Rochester Christian Church, established a ...]]>
GET OUT OF JAIL FREE http://illinoistimes.com/article-13225-get-out-of-jail-free.html GET OUT OF JAIL FREE
Springfield aldermen are not criminals, or at least not provably so. That’s the decision from the Sangamon County state’s attorney’s office, which has decided not to prosecute city council membe...]]>
SURVIVAL OF THE FULLEST http://illinoistimes.com/article-13226-survival-of-the-fullest.html SURVIVAL OF THE FULLEST
The frigid temperatures of winter mean trouble for the homeless folks of Springfield. Although there is a temporary overflow shelter during winter for those who don’t get one of the limited spots at...]]>
EQUALITY CITY http://illinoistimes.com/article-13168-equality-city.html EQUALITY CITY
With same-sex marriage becoming law in Illinois on June 1, 2014, LGBT folks in Illinois have had a good year. But a recent report from the Human Rights Campaign shows plenty of work remains to be done...]]>
HELP FOR THE HOLIDAY http://illinoistimes.com/article-13169-help-for-the-holiday.html HELP FOR THE HOLIDAY
Winter seems to have come early this year, which means higher heating bills and less money for the holidays. City Water, Light and Power offers a way to help those in need through its Project Relief p...]]>
LOVIN’ LINCOLN http://illinoistimes.com/article-13104-lovin%25E2%2580%2599-lincoln.html LOVIN’ LINCOLN
 it’s nice to give something back to him once in a while, even if it does further our own purposes. Gov. Pat Quinn announced last week that the inside of Lincoln’s tomb will get a makeover st...]]>
A GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE http://illinoistimes.com/article-13105-a-glimpse-of-the-future.html A GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE
 The Springfield rail consolidation project is all but official, and engineers recently revealed the first glimpse of what it will look like. Hanson Professional Services of Springfield, which is...]]>
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT http://illinoistimes.com/article-13074-nice-work-if-you-can-get-it.html NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
He’s baacck. Actually, Joseph Zeid Langan, erstwhile cop for Springfield and Southern View, never really left the employ of the University of Illinois Springfield, where he worked as a police dispat...]]>
SHOES FOR WATER http://illinoistimes.com/article-13075-shoes-for-water.html SHOES FOR WATER
How can shoes help solve the problem of poor water access in developing countries? George “The Shoeman” Hutchings has found a way. Hutchings’ Shoeman Water Project exports shoes to street vendor...]]>