IllinoisTimes - Cap City http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-56-1-cap-city.html Wed, 07 Dec 16 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 Stars align for community Christmas tree http://illinoistimes.com/article-17992-stars-align-for-community-christmas-tree.html Stars align for community Christmas tree
As a past president and founder of Downtown Springfield Inc., Dennis Bringuet of Ace Sign Company has been a big supporter of the organization’s community Christmas tree, which they erect each year...]]>
LEGENDS AND FAIRY TALES http://illinoistimes.com/article-17993-legends-and-fairy-tales.html LEGENDS AND FAIRY TALES
Historic sites in Springfield are gearing up for the holidays with events both somber and joyous. On Saturday at 1 p.m., veterans, friends and families will gather at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at...]]>
HOSPICE CHANGES http://illinoistimes.com/article-17965-hospice-changes.html HOSPICE CHANGES
 St. John’s Hospital is evaluating the future of its hospice unit as part of an overhaul of skilled nursing care at the hospital, which is decreasing the number of beds for folks whose needs ca...]]>
KIDZEUM’S BIG NOSE http://illinoistimes.com/article-17966-kidzeum%25E2%2580%2599s-big-nose.html KIDZEUM’S BIG NOSE
 “I break my own heart when I try to make predictions for when we’ll be able to open,” said Kidzeum board president Rachael Thomson. With $300,000 in funds still needed to reach their goal,...]]>
FRESH FOOD FOR KIDS http://illinoistimes.com/article-17909-fresh-food-for-kids.html FRESH FOOD FOR KIDS
 Hungry? Looking for something to do on Veteran’s Day? If you have kids and the grocery bill is tight, you might to check out a food pantry scheduled to set up shop at the Springfield YMCA at 7...]]>
WHO VOTED? http://illinoistimes.com/article-17910-who-voted.html WHO VOTED?
 The results are in. Whether you’re dismayed or elated, the voters have spoken. Republican president-elect Donald Trump took 50.83 percent of the vote in Sangamon County....]]>
NO CONTEST http://illinoistimes.com/article-17874-no-contest.html NO CONTEST
As the most sordid political campaigns in memory wind down, the most depressing part of what’s left of democracy in America isn’t the mud or the promises to build walls or never-ending investigati...]]>
WHAT DO YOU WANT? http://illinoistimes.com/article-17875-what-do-you-want.html WHAT DO YOU WANT?
What do you get when combine interactive maps with representative democracy? The answer is something like the City of Springfield’s new “You Plan It” map, which gives residents a chance to tell ...]]>
VOTE FOR HOMELESS KIDS http://illinoistimes.com/article-17846-vote-for-homeless-kids.html VOTE FOR HOMELESS KIDS
Every summer, Camp Compass gives homeless kids renewed hope and a chance for a better future. Operated by Compass for Kids in Springfield, Camp Compass helps kids catch up academically over the summer...]]>
GRACE FOR VOTERS http://illinoistimes.com/article-17847-grace-for-voters.html GRACE FOR VOTERS
With the awful tone of this election season at both the national and state levels, Election Day (Nov. 8) can’t come soon enough. But time may feel like it’s slipping away if you’ve been too busy...]]>
DRUG DISPOSAL http://illinoistimes.com/article-17822-drug-disposal.html DRUG DISPOSAL
Got pills? If you’re not using them, you might want to consider bundling them up this Saturday and taking them to a proper disposal site to help celebrate National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, s...]]>
YWCA Doomed? http://illinoistimes.com/article-17825-ywca-doomed.html YWCA Doomed?
Two important but contradictory votes took place on Tuesday, leaving the fate of the historic YWCA building unclear. First, the Springfield Historic Sites Commission voted 7-1 to deny a request by the...]]>
EMMY FOR WSEC http://illinoistimes.com/article-17802-emmy-for-wsec.html EMMY FOR WSEC
 A program produced in Springfield recently won a regional Emmy award. Mark McDonald produces Cardia, which explores issues of heart health facing both patients and doctors. The program on WSEC/P...]]>
CONTRACT, PLEASE http://illinoistimes.com/article-17803-contract-please.html CONTRACT, PLEASE
While officials with the state and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the biggest union of state employees, hurl accusations and insults at each other while contract neg...]]>
SPRINGFIELD DEL SOL http://illinoistimes.com/article-17761-springfield-del-sol.html SPRINGFIELD DEL SOL
The sun seems to be rising on solar power. As environmental regulations put the squeeze on coal power, the energy market seems poised to move toward more “distributed generation” like residential...]]>
OH DEER http://illinoistimes.com/article-17762-oh-deer.html OH DEER
You have to hand it to Zara’s Collision Center when it comes to the best use of Bambi in ad campaigns. Each fall, as local deer prepare to get stupid and start wandering on roadways, especially afte...]]>
ABE GETS HIS KICKS http://illinoistimes.com/article-17738-abe-gets-his-kicks.html ABE GETS HIS KICKS
If there’s one fact about Abe Lincoln that everyone remembers, it’s that he loved cars. Okay, that’s not really true. Although a steam-powered precursor to the modern car was invented in 1769, t...]]>
HAVING A BLAST http://illinoistimes.com/article-17739-having-a-blast.html HAVING A BLAST
 Springfield has been host to myriad you-don’t-see-that-every-day gatherings, from the World Juggling Federation Convention to confabs of Elvis impersonators. But we feel especially secure this...]]>
HEALTHY AND HAPPY http://illinoistimes.com/article-17690-healthy-and-happy.html HEALTHY AND HAPPY
Central and southern Illinois have some serious work to do when it comes to getting healthy. According to the 2016 County Health Rankings compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Inst...]]>
CONN-GRATULATIONS http://illinoistimes.com/article-17691-conn-gratulations.html CONN-GRATULATIONS
With the second Obed and Isaac’s scheduled to open in Peoria on Sept. 26, the Conn’s Hospitality Group is being honored by Landmarks Illinois for the Springfield company’s work in historic prese...]]>
WHOSE BRAINS ARE ON DRUGS? http://illinoistimes.com/article-17665-whose-brains-are-on-drugs.html WHOSE BRAINS ARE ON DRUGS?
The Springfield City Council this week loosened a local law against synthetic marijuana, commonly called K2, even as Illinois and other states are cracking down on the substance said to be more danger...]]>
PROBATION FOR DUI http://illinoistimes.com/article-17666-probation-for-dui.html PROBATION FOR DUI
Randy Blue, deputy inspector general for the Illinois Secretary of State’s office, is facing discipline at work after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated.A 12-year-old girl suffered a leg i...]]>
NOT SO FAST http://illinoistimes.com/article-17645-not-so-fast.html NOT SO FAST
Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John “Mo” Madonia is giving the parties a chance to figure things out for themselves in the Wyndham Hotel foreclosure case. With a loan servicing company playin...]]>
ANTI-RACISM AWARD http://illinoistimes.com/article-17646-anti-racism-award.html ANTI-RACISM AWARD
They certainly didn’t do it for the recognition, but the Dominican Sisters of Springfield recently won a national award recognizing their anti-racism efforts. Illinois Times profiled the Sisters’...]]>
SENIOR SAFETY http://illinoistimes.com/article-17596-senior-safety.html SENIOR SAFETY
Our limits change as we age, and when it comes to driving, minding those limits can mean the difference between life and death. The AARP Driver Safety Class is aimed at drivers over age 50, and it’s...]]>
HALFWAY HOUSE WINS APPEAL http://illinoistimes.com/article-17597-halfway-house-wins-appeal.html HALFWAY HOUSE WINS APPEAL
Illinois has a serious lack of transitional housing for people reintegrating into society after prison, but where to put such housing raises its own concerns. An adult transitional house in Springfiel...]]>
MARKET MOVES http://illinoistimes.com/article-17557-market-moves.html MARKET MOVES
Sometimes, experiments just don’t work out. The Old Capitol Farmers Market in downtown Springfield is moving its Wednesday hours back to the morning after a brief stint in the evening. The move foll...]]>
DRUG WAR PRISONER http://illinoistimes.com/article-17558-drug-war-prisoner.html DRUG WAR PRISONER
Last week, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 214 federal inmates, potentially freeing a Springfield man given a life sentence for possessing crack cocaine in 1997. Obama’s move also s...]]>
A REPRIEVE FOR PARSONS http://illinoistimes.com/article-17536-a-reprieve-for-parsons.html A REPRIEVE FOR PARSONS
Jeff Parsons has avoided further trouble – at least for now – after an Illinois Times article raised questions about his ability to pay the $12.3 million judgment against him. On Aug. 2, U.S. Dist...]]>
BUSES ON THE NET http://illinoistimes.com/article-17482-buses-on-the-net.html BUSES ON THE NET
Getting around Springfield without a car just got a bit easier. The Springfield Mass Transit District announced last week that they’ve integrated their bus schedules with Google Maps and several oth...]]>