IllinoisTimes - Cap City http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-56-1-cap-city.html Sat, 17 Feb 18 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 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...]]>
DON’T SPEND IT ALL IN ONE PLACE http://illinoistimes.com/article-19603-don%25E2%2580%2599t-spend-it-all-in-one-place.html DON’T SPEND IT ALL IN ONE PLACE
After a decade in a financial holding pattern, employees at the State Journal-Register are set to get raises. GateHouse Media, parent company to Springfield’s daily paper, is giving newsroom workers...]]>
LLCC’s Bistro Verde http://illinoistimes.com/article-19604-llcc%25E2%2580%2599s-bistro-verde.html LLCC’s Bistro Verde
Bistro Verde, Lincoln Land Community College’s student-run café, will be open during the spring 2018 semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Feb. 6. The caf�...]]>
HIGH SCHOOL PEEK http://illinoistimes.com/article-19580-high-school-peek.html HIGH SCHOOL PEEK
Families with current eighth-grade students are encouraged to attend high school preview night events being held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, at Lanphier, Southeast and Springfield high schools. Visi...]]>
RAUNER THE TRANSPARENT http://illinoistimes.com/article-19581-rauner-the-transparent.html RAUNER THE TRANSPARENT
Jump into the Wayback Machine and you can hear Gov. Bruce Rauner, then a candidate, make his point loud and clear: “I want to make Illinois government the most efficient, transparent (state governme...]]>
BICENTENNIAL MINUTES http://illinoistimes.com/article-19555-bicentennial-minutes.html BICENTENNIAL MINUTES
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, in conjunction with the Mid-West Family Broadcasting Group and the Illinois State Museum, is producing daily radio spots called “bicentennial min...]]>
KING EXHIBIT OPENS http://illinoistimes.com/article-19556-king-exhibit-opens.html KING EXHIBIT OPENS
The Springfield & Central Illinois African American History Museum (1440 Monument Ave. in Springfield) will host the opening of a new exhibit honoring the 50th anniversary of the assassination of...]]>
SEASON’S GREETINGS, MR. MAYOR http://illinoistimes.com/article-19469-season%25E2%2580%2599s-greetings-mr-mayor.html SEASON’S GREETINGS, MR. MAYOR
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INDEPENDENT? http://illinoistimes.com/article-19470-independent.html INDEPENDENT?
The Springfield police union is crying foul over the way the city handled the discovery that police interview rooms have been under constant electronic surveillance. The union says that recordings con...]]>
PRESERVATIONIST PELL http://illinoistimes.com/article-19440-preservationist-pell.html PRESERVATIONIST PELL
Sangamon County Historic Preservation Commission (SCHPC) chair Chuck Pell has received the 2017 Illinois Commission Excellence Award in Leadership from the Illinois Association of Historic Preservatio...]]>
THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING http://illinoistimes.com/article-19441-the-gift-that-keeps-on-giving.html THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
We’ve all done it. Gotten sick. Gone on vacation. Just plain forgot. Perhaps, even, procrastinated for no good reason. And when the piper needs paying, the fortunate among us can simply pony up and...]]>
Downtown pop-up book shop http://illinoistimes.com/article-19240-downtown-pop-up-book-shop.html Downtown pop-up book shop
The Springfield Public Schools Foundation will host “One Eighty Six Books,” its first-ever pop-op book shop, on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. at the Old Capitol Farmers Market at 407 E....]]>
Members of Hope Presbyterian Church choir to sing at Carnegie Hall http://illinoistimes.com/article-19241-members-of-hope-presbyterian-church-choir-to-sing-at-carnegie-hall.html Members of Hope Presbyterian Church choir to sing at Carnegie Hall
Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY), a New York based production company, has invited the Hope Presbyterian Church choir, along with choir director Tom Heintzelman, to perform at Car...]]>
MILK ILLINOIS http://illinoistimes.com/article-19220-milk-illinois.html MILK ILLINOIS
The Illinois Department of Agriculture hosted 32 international dairy producers and veterinarians from seven countries in an effort to increase export sales for the Illinois dairy industry. Individuals...]]>
DO YOU HAVE A PENCIL? http://illinoistimes.com/article-19221-do-you-have-a-pencil.html DO YOU HAVE A PENCIL?
Brittany Wagner, star of the Netflix documentary series Last Chance U and academic adviser to East Mississippi Community College Lions football team, will speak at noon Saturday, Oct. 7, at Springfiel...]]>
JAPANESE INTERNMENT DOCUMENTARY http://illinoistimes.com/article-19156-japanese-internment-documentary.html JAPANESE INTERNMENT DOCUMENTARY
The University of Illinois Springfield will host two screenings of the “Hidden Histories” film series, including the short film A Song for Manzanar, produced and directed by Springfield native Kaz...]]>
BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE SOME FREON? http://illinoistimes.com/article-19157-brother-can-you-spare-some-freon.html BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE SOME FREON?
It was a tough summer for campers who remain at the State Journal-Register. Down to a half-dozen news reporters (Springfield city hall reporter Mary Hansen, who’s taken a job at NPR Illinois, is the...]]>
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...]]>