IllinoisTimes - Cap City http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-56-1-cap-city.html Mon, 22 Dec 14 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 LONG HAUL LAWSUIT http://illinoistimes.com/article-14858-long-haul-lawsuit.html LONG HAUL LAWSUIT
A lawsuit alleging racial profiling by Springfield police has been set for trial…in 2016. Samuel Johnson of Springfield is suing the Springfield Police Department and the two white police officers w...]]>
SOUTHWIND SUNDIAL http://illinoistimes.com/article-14859-southwind-sundial.html SOUTHWIND SUNDIAL
 If the sun shines for the winter solstice on Sunday, Dec. 21, Robert Croteau will be at Southwind Park checking the alignments on the giant sunflower sundial he designed and helped to install. T...]]>
UBER IN SPRINGFIELD? http://illinoistimes.com/article-14830-uber-in-springfield.html UBER IN SPRINGFIELD?
 The popular but controversial Uber ridesharing service may soon expand to Springfield. Uber ran advertisements online this week seeking drivers in Springfield – likely a sign that the company ...]]>
IN THE INTEREST OF ACCURACY http://illinoistimes.com/article-14831-in-the-interest-of-accuracy.html IN THE INTEREST OF ACCURACY
 Calvin “It’s Not Me” Christian III has always insisted that he is not the brainchild behind Springfield Leaks, the on-again-off-again website that thrives on anonymity and inside-the-yello...]]>
HERE, KITTY – BOOM! http://illinoistimes.com/article-14801-here-kitty-%25E2%2580%2593-boom_.html HERE, KITTY – BOOM!
 The General Assembly is poised to do something about bobcats running rampant by allowing hunters to shoot or trap the varmints for the first time since the 1970s, when a dwindling population for...]]>
PIZZA WITH A POP http://illinoistimes.com/article-14802-pizza-with-a-pop.html PIZZA WITH A POP
 Springfield is a pretty big deal, which is why Godfather’s Pizza decided to test a new product here and in Chatham, Decatur and Pekin. The nationwide pizza chain rolled out its new pretzel-cru...]]>
Art giveaway at DEMO Project next Friday http://illinoistimes.com/article-14769-art-giveaway-at-demo-project-next-friday.html Art giveaway at DEMO Project next Friday
Springfield artists Brad Balster and Judah Johnson will be giving away their work next Friday (Dec. 4) from 6-8:30 p.m., in the cheekily named exhibit, Priceless. Described as a “cohesive, complete exhibitio...]]>
LOST LOCOMOTION http://illinoistimes.com/article-14770-lost-locomotion.html LOST LOCOMOTION
What if central Illinois had an electric rail line carrying passengers and freight between Springfield, Bloomington-Normal, Decatur, Champaign-Urbana, Peoria and St. Louis? It might be hard to imagine...]]>
DAY OF REMEMBRANCE http://illinoistimes.com/article-14739-day-of-remembrance.html DAY OF REMEMBRANCE
The Phoenix Center will observe Transgender Day of Remembrance tonight from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the organization’s offices at 109 E. Lawrence Ave. The event has been growing nationally since its ...]]>
LGBT SPFLD http://illinoistimes.com/article-14740-lgbt-spfld.html LGBT SPFLD
The Human Rights Campaign has confirmed what most of us already know: Springfield is a reasonably welcoming place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. HRC is a national civil rights grou...]]>
GREEN TREES http://illinoistimes.com/article-14708-green-trees.html GREEN TREES
Roy Green loves trees. The New York state native is director of stewardship and sustainability at materials company Gunlocke, and he says growing up around his grandfather’s heavily forested estate ...]]>
FAST-TRACKING ALPLM http://illinoistimes.com/article-14709-fast-tracking-alplm.html FAST-TRACKING ALPLM
Abraham Lincoln and the state lottery go together like, well, let’s face it. They don’t go together at all. But that hasn’t stopped House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, from tacking an over...]]>
THE SCOFFLAW STATE http://illinoistimes.com/article-14678-the-scofflaw-state.html THE SCOFFLAW STATE
The Open Meetings Act is pretty simple when it comes to the Internet: Public bodies are required to post on their websites notice of upcoming meetings, agendas for meetings and minutes of meetings. Ho...]]>
PANEL TAPS SMITHSONIAN VET http://illinoistimes.com/article-14679-panel-taps-smithsonian-vet.html PANEL TAPS SMITHSONIAN VET
An ad hoc committee wrestling with governance questions at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has retained the former director of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History t...]]>
TIME FLIES http://illinoistimes.com/article-14640-time-flies.html TIME FLIES
It’s easy to overlook the beauty of the world around you, but Dave Heinzel of Springfield makes it much easier to appreciate. Heinzel, a multi-media artist, recorded a captivating time lapse video o...]]>
PICKET LINES http://illinoistimes.com/article-14641-picket-lines.html PICKET LINES
More than 50 picketers showed up on Monday, Oct. 27, during the lunch hour outside the State Journal-Register to demand a contract that includes raises for editorial employees. Two city cops, both ami...]]>
APL ROADSHOW http://illinoistimes.com/article-14627-apl-roadshow.html APL ROADSHOW
What does $56,000 buy? If you’re a dog or cat in need of a home, a 30-foot long trailer with air conditioning for when it’s hot outside, heat for when it’s cold, a generator to keep the power go...]]>
HISTORIC HOUSE ENDANGERED http://illinoistimes.com/article-14628-historic-house-endangered.html HISTORIC HOUSE ENDANGERED
Just across Fourth Street from the Executive Mansion, in the shadow of the Mansion View Hotel, sits a small, unassuming house that has seen better days. It’s known as the Condell House, and it’s o...]]>
QUINN’S HENS http://illinoistimes.com/article-14598-quinn%25E2%2580%2599s-hens.html QUINN’S HENS
The chickens have come home to roost at the governor’s mansion.Nine hens donated by a local woman came to live on the governor’s lawn in June, according to Harry Lewis, the mansion’s horticultur...]]>
SCHEDULING CONFLICTS http://illinoistimes.com/article-14570-scheduling-conflicts.html SCHEDULING CONFLICTS
How busy could a retired cop be? Apparently pretty busy, if you are Wes Barr, the Republican candidate for Sangamon County sheriff. Barr, the odds-on favorite to win in November who retired from the d...]]>
BAD BEETLES http://illinoistimes.com/article-14571-bad-beetles.html BAD BEETLES
The invasive and destructive Emerald Ash Borer beetle is moving to Springfield, prompting the Illinois Department of Agriculture to add Sangamon County to a quarantine zone meant to stop the beetle’...]]>
SOLAR TOUR SATURDAY http://illinoistimes.com/article-14539-solar-tour-saturday.html SOLAR TOUR SATURDAY
Kevin and Stacey Rademacher’s house in Sherman looks a lot like their neighbors’ houses, except for one thing: the large, black solar panels covering the Rademachers’ roof. Kevin Rademacher says...]]>
BROKE http://illinoistimes.com/article-14540-broke.html BROKE
Springfield developer Dan Mulcahy has declared bankruptcy in the midst of a lawsuit filed by former Ward 8 Ald. Irv Smith, who wants to dissolve a partnership formed earlier this year to redevelop the...]]>
FORECLOSURE ACTION http://illinoistimes.com/article-14513-foreclosure-action.html FORECLOSURE ACTION
The Ashland home where Steven Watkins was gunned down in 2008 has gone into foreclosure. PNC Bank filed the foreclosure lawsuit last month in Cass County Circuit Court. Presuming the bank prevails and...]]>
Roosevelt says Au Revoir http://illinoistimes.com/article-14514-roosevelt-says-au-revoir.html Roosevelt says Au Revoir
Roosevelt Pratt, owner of Fashion Afrique at 414 E. Monroe in Springfield, is relocating his business to St. Louis. He plans to open his new store on Washington Street in downtown St. Louis in early N...]]>
A.D. Carson makes a stir down south http://illinoistimes.com/article-14474-ad-carson-makes-a-stir-down-south.html A.D. Carson makes a stir down south
Decatur native A. D. Carson has been making headlines for his activism in South Carolina, bringing attention to the racist legacy of Clemson University, where he is working on his Ph.D. in E...]]>
A MESSAGE TO MINORS http://illinoistimes.com/article-14475-a-message-to-minors.html A MESSAGE TO MINORS
 Knowledge is power, and a pretty solid way for kids to get knowledge is staying in school. That’s why the Springfield-based Faith Coalition for the Common Good is partnering with Springfield P...]]>
DIGGING DEEP http://illinoistimes.com/article-14449-digging-deep.html DIGGING DEEP
Plagued by low ratings, Al Jazeera America, the cable television network owned by the government of Qatar and launched last year, isn’t on the radar screen of most Americans. But the quality of the ...]]>
PARK AND DINE http://illinoistimes.com/article-14450-park-and-dine.html PARK AND DINE
Michael Higgins, owner of Maldaner’s Restaurant, 222 S. Sixth St. in downtown Springfield, received city approval this week to convert two parking spaces in front of his restaurant into a “parklet...]]>
HEAR HOW PEORIA DOES NEIGHBORHOODS RIGHT http://illinoistimes.com/article-14361-hear-how-peoria-does-neighborhoods-right.html HEAR HOW PEORIA DOES NEIGHBORHOODS RIGHT
 Should Springfield have a public official whose job it is to help revitalize neighborhoods? The Inner City Older Neighborhoods (ICON) coalition thinks so, and they’re hosting a public forum on...]]>