IllinoisTimes - Cap City http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-56-1-cap-city.html Sun, 24 Jun 18 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 JOBS FOR VETS http://illinoistimes.com/article-20105-jobs-for-vets.html JOBS FOR VETS
Got a discharge? Need a job? The American Legion might be able to help. As part of the American Legion Department of Illinois’ 100th annual convention at the Bank of Springfield Center next month, t...]]>
ABE IN EVERY COURTHOUSE http://illinoistimes.com/article-20106-abe-in-every-courthouse.html ABE IN EVERY COURTHOUSE
A digital reproduction of Alexander Hesler’s famous Abraham Lincoln portrait was unveiled in the first floor lobby of the Sangamon County Courthouse this week. Of the original portrait, taken on Jun...]]>
Tuck-pointing made easy http://illinoistimes.com/article-20071-tuck-pointing-made-easy.html Tuck-pointing made easy
After a two-year wait, Springfield resident and inventor Sean Denny has received the patent for a new device called the grout bag (a catchier name is likely forthcoming when it goes to market). “I h...]]>
TITANS OF BUSINESS http://illinoistimes.com/article-20072-titans-of-business.html TITANS OF BUSINESS
High school students from Sangamon County will be among more than 30 budding Midwest entrepreneurs scheduled to gather Sunday at the Keller Convention Center in Effingham for a trade show sponsored by...]]>
A BRAKE ON GOLDEN PARACHUTES http://illinoistimes.com/article-20054-a-brake-on-golden-parachutes.html A BRAKE ON GOLDEN PARACHUTES
We’ll confess that we sometimes don’t know what to make of the Chicago-based Better Government Association. On the one hand, they’re in favor, as the name implies, of better government, which is...]]>
The Best Museum http://illinoistimes.com/article-20055-the-best-museum.html The Best Museum
Fossils? Fuhgedaboudit. Picasso? Please. The best museum in Illinois isn’t up north. Rather, voters in a recent online election chose the Abraham Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield as th...]]>
ENOS PARK ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE http://illinoistimes.com/article-20019-enos-park-artists-in-residence.html ENOS PARK ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE
Albuquerque-based artist Allyson Packer, Nick Wylie of Seattle and Illinois State University student Zack Buckley have been chosen as this summer’s artists-in-residence by the Enos Park Residency pr...]]>
TAKE THAT, HOTELS http://illinoistimes.com/article-20020-take-that-hotels.html TAKE THAT, HOTELS
If nothing else, Airbnb isn’t shy. In a missive sent this week, the company accused hotels of gouging during commencement exercises, squeezing proud families of graduates even more than they’ve al...]]>
Teaching kids about money http://illinoistimes.com/article-19958-teaching-kids-about-money.html Teaching kids about money
Area students are getting a free education in how to manage their money, thanks to Taylorville Community Credit Union, which is bringing Banzai, a national online financial literacy program, to 12 sch...]]>
DOLLARS FOR ELKHART’S DOUGHBOY http://illinoistimes.com/article-19959-dollars-for-elkhart%25E2%2580%2599s-doughboy.html DOLLARS FOR ELKHART’S DOUGHBOY
The Village of Elkhart Veterans’ Park renovation project has been awarded a preservation grant for World War I monumentS in need of conservation, repair, stabilization or other restoration treatment...]]>
WRIGLEY FIELD IS A BUILDING? http://illinoistimes.com/article-19919-wrigley-field-is-a-building.html WRIGLEY FIELD IS A BUILDING?
The ongoing “Illinois Top 200” project allows Illinois residents a chance to vote every two weeks on the state’s most inspiring leaders, greatest books and top businesses, among other superlativ...]]>
ABE AND HIPAA http://illinoistimes.com/article-19920-abe-and-hipaa.html ABE AND HIPAA
Shortly after being named executive director of Oak Ridge Cemetery in 2011, Michael Lelys got a peek at something most folks rarely see: handwritten internment records memorializing Abraham Lincoln’...]]>
NEW HEALTH CARE CHOICE http://illinoistimes.com/article-19875-new-health-care-choice.html NEW HEALTH CARE CHOICE
 Beginning June 1, employees of Springfield Public School District 186 and Sangamon County government, as well as their families, will be able to access a new supplemental health service. The sch...]]>
CLEANUP TIME http://illinoistimes.com/article-19876-cleanup-time.html CLEANUP TIME
 Gov. Bruce Rauner loves Springfield so much that he wants to give us a “free” park next to the governor’s mansion on unwanted, vacant land that the city bought from the state for $1.5 mill...]]>
Comcast Gives Back http://illinoistimes.com/article-19864-comcast-gives-back.html Comcast Gives Back
In a ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Springfield, the Comcast Foundation made $10,000 donations to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region and Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois,...]]>
Cleaning house http://illinoistimes.com/article-19865-cleaning-house.html Cleaning house
RIP, Grape and Wine Resources Council. So long, Offshore Wind Energy Economic Development Task Force. Hit the road, Manufactured Home Quality Assurance Board. These are just some of the government bod...]]>
ACK IN THE SADDLE http://illinoistimes.com/article-19842-ack-in-the-saddle.html ACK IN THE SADDLE
 When last we checked in with the Grand Army of the Republic museum, it was cluttered, closed and at a crossroads. A curator with professional archival experience had replaced a caretaker, and th...]]>
DRINK UP http://illinoistimes.com/article-19843-drink-up.html DRINK UP
It’s official. As of this afternoon (Thursday), the Buzz Bomb Brewing Co. will, officially, be open for business. While Springfield’s newest craft brewery has been pouring suds for a month, the ri...]]>
Illinois presidents celebrated in bicentennial exhibit http://illinoistimes.com/article-19817-illinois-presidents-celebrated-in-bicentennial-exhibit.html Illinois presidents celebrated in bicentennial exhibit
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will celebrate the Illinois bicentennial with a special exhibit exploring the lives and accomplishments of the four U.S. presidents who called Illin...]]>
NATIONWIDE GUN PROTEST HERE http://illinoistimes.com/article-19818-nationwide-gun-protest-here.html NATIONWIDE GUN PROTEST HERE
A nationwide demonstration calling for gun legislation reform will be held at the Lincoln statue in front of the State Capitol this Saturday, March 24, at noon. Begun by student survivors of the Feb....]]>
NEW TAX LAW EXPLAINED http://illinoistimes.com/article-19779-new-tax-law-explained.html NEW TAX LAW EXPLAINED
On March 20, the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the accounting firm of Kerber, Eck & Braeckel, will present a seminar discussing implications of the recent federal Ta...]]>
FREE AT LAST http://illinoistimes.com/article-19780-free-at-last.html FREE AT LAST
 At last check, Scott Foster appeared in a peck of trouble, busted in connection with the December discovery of a massive marijuana-growing operation in the heart of Springfield, secreted in a fo...]]>
Family film series http://illinoistimes.com/article-19767-family-film-series.html Family film series
This week’s screening of the French drama The Midwife brought the Springfield Art Association’s annual Molly Schlich Independent and International Film Series to a close for 2018. However, this co...]]>
Parrty on, Wet bar http://illinoistimes.com/article-19768-parrty-on-wet-bar.html Parrty on, Wet bar
Mayor Jim Langfelder has relented. Wet Bar, a downtown bar that’s gotten a reputation for rowdy behavior, will get its 3 a.m. liquor license back, the mayor says. Langfelder in December revoked the...]]>
MAYORS WANT MORE HOME RULE http://illinoistimes.com/article-19744-mayors-want-more-home-rule.html MAYORS WANT MORE HOME RULE
Mayors across Illinois are calling on the General Assembly to pass a resolution that would put a referendum on the November 2018 ballot to grant home rule status to 169 of the state’s 1,298 municipa...]]>
BUSH BIOGRAPHER AT ALPLM http://illinoistimes.com/article-19745-bush-biographer-at-alplm.html BUSH BIOGRAPHER AT ALPLM
Historian Jeffrey Engel will discuss the legacy of President George H. W. Bush, particularly in relation to his handling of the end of the Cold War, during a speaking engagement at the Abraham Lincoln...]]>
Busted http://illinoistimes.com/article-19723-busted.html Busted
 A longtime local banking executive has been charged with stealing more than $100,000. Nancy S. Richards, who was vice president of commercial lending at First Bankers Trust Co. for more than six...]]>
SANSKRIT IN THE STATEHOUSE http://illinoistimes.com/article-19724-sanskrit-in-the-statehouse.html SANSKRIT IN THE STATEHOUSE
Visiting Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, will deliver invocations from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Illinois Senate and House on Feb. 27 and 28. He...]]>
CAGED BIRDS SINGING http://illinoistimes.com/article-19698-caged-birds-singing.html CAGED BIRDS SINGING
We do not, in these days of fake news and text messaging, often enough gather together to actually see each other and talk amongst ourselves. And so Lincoln Library this Saturday is sponsoring an even...]]>
BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT SCHOOL http://illinoistimes.com/article-19699-black-history-month-at-school.html BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT SCHOOL
As Black History Month reaches its midpoint, District 186 schools continue to celebrate with a variety of programs and events. Franklin Middle School has an ongoing series called “The Top 25 in the...]]>