IllinoisTimes - Cap City http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-56-1-cap-city.html Wed, 20 Sep 17 00:00:00 -0400 en hourly 1 ILLINOIS HISTORY http://illinoistimes.com/article-19138-illinois-history.html ILLINOIS HISTORY
 The 2017 Conference on Illinois History will take place Oct. 5-6 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Featured speakers will be Stuart Layne, executive director of the Illinoi...]]>
FARMERS MARKET FREEDOM http://illinoistimes.com/article-19141-farmers-market-freedom.html FARMERS MARKET FREEDOM
 Farmers markets throughout Illinois will be able to offer even greater variety beginning Jan. 1, 2018, thanks to a pair of local food bills that have now both been signed into law by Gov. Rauner...]]>
MORE HOME FOR THE MONEY http://illinoistimes.com/article-19085-more-home-for-the-money.html MORE HOME FOR THE MONEY
In a new study, New York-based personal finance company SmartAsset analyzed 200 cities and found that Springfield ranks sixth among U.S. cities where the median income goes the furthest in terms of ho...]]>
VIETNAM REDUX http://illinoistimes.com/article-19086-vietnam-redux.html VIETNAM REDUX
If you thought The Civil War, the PBS documentary released in 1990 that made filmmaker Ken Burns a household name, was a big deal, just wait. Burns says that The Vietnam War, set to premier on Sept. 1...]]>
IT’S HAMMER TIME! NOT http://illinoistimes.com/article-19056-it%25E2%2580%2599s-hammer-time_-not.html IT’S HAMMER TIME! NOT
Grant Hammer, chief of staff at the Department of Agriculture as well as a member of the Springfield park board, says that talk of him running to replace State Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, R-Leland Gro...]]>
Black Sheep fears closure http://illinoistimes.com/article-19057-black-sheep-fears-closure.html Black Sheep fears closure
This week, Black Sheep Café, the independent all-ages punk music venue that anchors a group of music-related businesses in Springfield’s Southtown neighborhood, was the subject of an extensive feat...]]>
BACKPACK GENEROSITY http://illinoistimes.com/article-19013-backpack-generosity.html BACKPACK GENEROSITY
Aaron’s Sales and Lease stores from across central Illinois have donated 350 backpacks to schools across the region this year, continuing a decade-long company tradition. The backpacks are filled wi...]]>
CATHOUSES NEEDED http://illinoistimes.com/article-19014-cathouses-needed.html CATHOUSES NEEDED
Do you like pets with sharp teeth and claws that hate you? Run when you come near? Refuse to come inside and sit quietly by a cozy fire come winter? Hiss and yowl at members of their own species and f...]]>
GRAND CORNDOG MARSHALS http://illinoistimes.com/article-18996-grand-corndog-marshals.html GRAND CORNDOG MARSHALS
Illinois State Fair manager Kevin Gordon announced that the families behind longtime fair vendors Vose’s Corndogs, Cullers Fries and Coleman’s Concessions would serve as Grand Marshals for this ye...]]>
CAN’T ANYONE HERE DO MATH? http://illinoistimes.com/article-18997-can%25E2%2580%2599t-anyone-here-do-math.html CAN’T ANYONE HERE DO MATH?
 While Gov. Bruce Rauner continues to rail against an education funding bill he claims is a bailout for Chicago schools, the man who vowed to shake up Springfield still isn’t showing us the num...]]>
MISTER TRANSPARENCY? OOF! http://illinoistimes.com/article-18966-mister-transparency-oof_.html MISTER TRANSPARENCY? OOF!
Gov. Bruce Rauner is a huge advocate of transparency in government. Just ask him. The gov who keeps losing Freedom of Information Act cases – IT prevailed after the governor balked at releasing his...]]>
FLY FISHING http://illinoistimes.com/article-18967-fly-fishing.html FLY FISHING
“They catch them with their hands, they’re drunk all the time.” This is an analysis of the annual Redneck Fishing Tournament recently overheard in a Springfield office that shall remain nameless...]]>
SHA EMPLOYEES PROTEST http://illinoistimes.com/article-18942-sha-employees-protest.html SHA EMPLOYEES PROTEST
A group of Springfield Housing Authority employees demonstrated outside an SHA board meeting July 24. The protest was intended to urge the board to reach a decision in union contract negotiations. SHA...]]>
LIBRARY BARRIERS FALL http://illinoistimes.com/article-18943-library-barriers-fall.html LIBRARY BARRIERS FALL
Beginning July 1 Lincoln Library has eliminated overdue fines on juvenile and young adult materials. This decision was made to encourage young readers and learners to use the library more. “We are w...]]>
ZAP! THAT’LL BE NINE GRAND, PLEASE http://illinoistimes.com/article-18918-zap_-that%25E2%2580%2599ll-be-nine-grand-please.html ZAP! THAT’LL BE NINE GRAND, PLEASE
Richard Haley, who has epilepsy and was tased in the Sangamon County jail while suffering a seizure, has settled his federal lawsuit against the county for $9,000. Haley had asked for more than a quar...]]>
Groceries to your door http://illinoistimes.com/article-18919-groceries-to-your-door.html Groceries to your door
Grocery delivery service company Instacart has recently launched in Springfield, providing over 75,000 homes with the option of having their Schnucks, Shop ’n Save, CVS and even PetCo purchases deli...]]>
LANDMARK CEMETERY http://illinoistimes.com/article-18871-landmark-cemetery.html LANDMARK CEMETERY
The Sangamon County Historic Preservation Commission (SCHPC) has named Churchill Cemetery – currently owned by Clear Lake Township – an official county landmark. The small cemetery, previously kno...]]>
PROFESSOR OF HIP-HOP http://illinoistimes.com/article-18872-professor-of-hip-hop.html PROFESSOR OF HIP-HOP
Decatur native A.D. Carson – former Springfield High School English instructor and writer-in-residence at Benedictine University – has recently been named “assistant professor of hip-hop and the...]]>
Summer Arts Camp http://illinoistimes.com/article-18738-summer-arts-camp.html Summer Arts Camp
The Garvey/Tubman Cultural Arts and Research Center recently announced its 2017 Summer Arts Camp.The camp strives to provide students the chance to explore visual communications, artistic co...]]>
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...]]>