IllinoisTimes - Cap City http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-56-1-cap-city.html Sat, 30 Apr 16 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 IT’S ONLY MONEY http://illinoistimes.com/article-17136-it%25E2%2580%2599s-only-money.html IT’S ONLY MONEY
Just how much money has been spent – some might say wasted – on the Salvation Army’s fledgling homeless shelter on Ninth Street is becoming clear as Evans Construction this month filed a $340,00...]]>
BEAUTIFUL BIRDS http://illinoistimes.com/article-17137-beautiful-birds.html BEAUTIFUL BIRDS
Spring means the return of migratory birds which headed south for winter, and the Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders is asking for help tracking two particularly pretty species. The nonprofit gr...]]>
FAREWELL, WE HARDLY KNEW YE http://illinoistimes.com/article-17116-farewell-we-hardly-knew-ye.html FAREWELL, WE HARDLY KNEW YE
The State Journal-Register’s newsroom is being hit with two departures as longtime metro columnist Dave Bakke is scheduled to retire (with May 13 – a Friday, no less – reportedly being pegged as...]]>
MACARTHUR STUDY http://illinoistimes.com/article-17117-macarthur-study.html MACARTHUR STUDY
For years, the MacArthur Boulevard Association has called for better infrastructure along one of Springfield’s primary business corridors. From the crumbling sidewalks (or lack thereof) to the lack...]]>
APPEAL IN SHAKEN BABY CASE http://illinoistimes.com/article-17074-appeal-in-shaken-baby-case.html APPEAL IN SHAKEN BABY CASE
A Springfield daycare owner convicted in December of involuntary manslaughter for the death of a child in her care has been sentenced to four years in prison. Cammie Kelly was charged with first-degre...]]>
MANSION SECRETS http://illinoistimes.com/article-17075-mansion-secrets.html MANSION SECRETS
Edwards Place, home of the Springfield Art Association, is full of secrets and surprises. It’s the oldest house in Springfield still on its original foundation, and its walls hide an intricate story...]]>
REMARKABLE REUSE http://illinoistimes.com/article-17043-remarkable-reuse.html REMARKABLE REUSE
When Springfield native Julia Ann Cain got hitched last month, she did it in style – wearing the same dress her mother and grandmother each wore at their own weddings decades ago. Cain is an award-w...]]>
BRICK BUDDIES http://illinoistimes.com/article-17044-brick-buddies.html BRICK BUDDIES
Many adults can trace their interest in science and art back to their play time as children, and for many of us, LEGO bricks played a central role in our love for learning. It makes sense, then, to us...]]>
MUSEUM MAY REOPEN http://illinoistimes.com/article-17019-museum-may-reopen.html MUSEUM MAY REOPEN
After six months of being closed to the public, the Illinois State Museum is a step closer to reopening … eventually. On March 25, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources submitted an administr...]]>
DEMO DONE http://illinoistimes.com/article-17020-demo-done.html DEMO DONE
It only took nine months and a court order, but the pile of rubble that was once the Cordova Apartments in Springfield is now gone. The building at 1325 S. Fifth St., behind the Shell gas station on S...]]>
JOHN LEWIS ON SCREEN http://illinoistimes.com/article-16967-john-lewis-on-screen.html JOHN LEWIS ON SCREEN
In October of last year, Brookens Library at UIS, as part of its ongoing “One Book” program, hosted a personal appearance by civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis, D-Georgia, who had just publi...]]>
POT, KETTLE, BOTH BLACK http://illinoistimes.com/article-16968-pot-kettle-both-black.html POT, KETTLE, BOTH BLACK
Fans of the salacious in Springfield are no doubt acquainted with Springfield IL Exposed, the website that shames people by posting mug shots of purported prostitutes and posting nude or nearly nude p...]]>
BEAUTIFYING HER BEAT http://illinoistimes.com/article-16941-beautifying-her-beat.html BEAUTIFYING HER BEAT
Springfield police officer Tami Walcher saw a problem last year and decided to fix it. Walcher is the beat officer for Beat 500, which covers the area south of South Grand Avenue between Chatham Road...]]>
MCCANN THE MAN http://illinoistimes.com/article-16942-mccann-the-man.html MCCANN THE MAN
Sen. Sam McCann won the hotly contested Republican primary race for Illinois’ 50th Senate district yesterday, earning 52.6 percent of the vote to challenger Bryce Benton’s 47.3 percent. The race w...]]>
MEDICAL MISSION IS 20 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16920-medical-mission-is-20.html MEDICAL MISSION IS 20
The International Health and Development Network, a Springfield-based nonprofit, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Created in 1996 by Springfield physician Dr. Edem Agamah, IHDN helps make he...]]>
ORANGE THUMBS http://illinoistimes.com/article-16921-orange-thumbs.html ORANGE THUMBS
Forget green thumbs; the Springfield YMCA has an orange thumb. That’s because the Y just won a $3,500 grant from international tool company Fiskars – known for its distinct orange-handled scissors...]]>
BAD NEWS … OR GOOD? http://illinoistimes.com/article-16898-bad-news-%25E2%2580%25A6-or-good.html BAD NEWS … OR GOOD?
Home prices in Springfield have lagged behind the rest of the state over the past year, according to CoreLogic, a national real estate analytics firm. If experience is any indicator, however, that may...]]>
FIX THE FORMULA http://illinoistimes.com/article-16899-fix-the-formula.html FIX THE FORMULA
Supporters of an education reform bill used a “silent protest” at the Illinois Statehouse this week to emphasize their concern about the state’s broken education funding formula. On March 1, rep...]]>
BENEVOLENT BIKERS http://illinoistimes.com/article-16860-benevolent-bikers.html BENEVOLENT BIKERS
 If the Roughnecks Motorcycle Club was a book, judging it by its cover would be a mistake. These tough-looking bikers in leather are actually all active or retired police officers and public safe...]]>
FREE BEDS http://illinoistimes.com/article-16861-free-beds.html FREE BEDS
On March 4, Slumberland Furniture and the Parent Help Line at St. John’s Children Hospital will be teaming up to donate 40 free twin bed mattresses, box springs and bed frames to families in need. T...]]>
PAST AND PRESENT http://illinoistimes.com/article-16829-past-and-present.html PAST AND PRESENT
Springfield is full of fascinating history even outside of the usual Abe Lincoln connections. However, much of the city’s “everyday life” history gets overlooked. Luckily, a Facebook group calle...]]>
TELLING ALL http://illinoistimes.com/article-16830-telling-all.html TELLING ALL
When Roland Burris moved his family back to Illinois from Washington, D.C., in 1963 after he finished law school, he swore only two conditions could convince him to move back to the nation’s capital...]]>
Publisher on Facebook http://illinoistimes.com/article-16769-publisher-on-facebook.html Publisher on Facebook
Clarissa Williams, publisher of the State Journal-Register, believes in freedom of speech. Just check out her Facebook page. In the warm glow of the most recent holiday season, for instance, Williams,...]]>
SWEET SCHOLARSHIP http://illinoistimes.com/article-16770-sweet-scholarship.html SWEET SCHOLARSHIP
Seniors graduating from high school this spring should keep their eyes open for the Sherel Nutt Memorial Scholarship applications in their local schools. The Springfield Lake Shore Improvement Associa...]]>
FOOD RESCUE http://illinoistimes.com/article-16737-food-rescue.html FOOD RESCUE
Did you know 70 billion pounds of food get thrown out each year in the United States? This is according to the national anti-hunger group Feeding America. They say that nearly 40 percent of all food g...]]>
ACCESS TO THE NET http://illinoistimes.com/article-16738-access-to-the-net.html ACCESS TO THE NET
This month Comcast and several local organizations launched an Internet Essentials Learning Zone, offering low-income families in Springfield Internet service at a reduced cost of $10 a month. By usin...]]>
CONGRATS FOR CAHOKIA http://illinoistimes.com/article-16703-congrats-for-cahokia.html CONGRATS FOR CAHOKIA
December was full of accomplishments for the Illinois State Archaeological Survey, a research office which concentrates on the archaeological heritage of Illinois. In early December, ISAS got coverage...]]>
MUSEUM MOVE http://illinoistimes.com/article-16704-museum-move.html MUSEUM MOVE
The Springfield & Central Illinois African-American History Museum has a new home. Focused on chronicling the history and legacy of African-Americans in Springfield and central Illinois, the museu...]]>
WE’RE NUMBER ONE! http://illinoistimes.com/article-16576-we%25E2%2580%2599re-number-one_.html WE’RE NUMBER ONE!
Gov. Bruce Rauner has been telling us how lousy it is to live in Illinois, what with its awful business climate and terrible economics, for so long that we almost started to believe him. Then, the hel...]]>
BIG TREES http://illinoistimes.com/article-16577-big-trees.html BIG TREES
Did you know Illinois has a registry of big trees? Maintained by the University of Illinois Extension and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the registry lists more than 70 trees that repre...]]>