IllinoisTimes - Cap City http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-56-1-cap-city.html Sun, 30 Aug 15 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 REEL BIG FISHES http://illinoistimes.com/article-16071-reel-big-fishes.html REEL BIG FISHES
There are monsters in Lake Springfield. Just ask John Bowling Jr. of Springfield and Jacob Branham of Chatham. On April 22, they pulled a 21.3-pound catfish out of the lake to win the 6th Annual Joh...]]>
KING OF THE HOGS http://illinoistimes.com/article-16026-king-of-the-hogs.html KING OF THE HOGS
Congratulations to Dylan McCafferty of Sherman, whose show hog won Grand Champion Barrow in the Governor’s Sale of Champions at the Illinois State Fair on Aug. 18. The hog sold for a record $76,500,...]]>
SHOW BUSINESS http://illinoistimes.com/article-16027-show-business.html SHOW BUSINESS
Remember Timmy Lynch? He’s the little boy from Springfield whose dream came true two years ago when country superstar Brad Paisley tossed his hat to the tyke during a concert at Prairie Capital Conv...]]>
FLOATING WITH THE CORAL http://illinoistimes.com/article-16006-floating-with-the-coral.html FLOATING WITH THE CORAL
For 10 years running, the Springfield-based LGBT group Coalition of Rainbow Alliances (CORAL) has won an award in the Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade for their impressive floats. They’ve become...]]>
MATTRESSES FOR MOMS http://illinoistimes.com/article-16007-mattresses-for-moms.html MATTRESSES FOR MOMS
One Springfield mother in need got a welcome gift last week: a brand new mattress. But this mother wasn’t looking out for herself. The mattress, a donation from a Springfield retailer, was for her c...]]>
FAIRLY PERFECT http://illinoistimes.com/article-15980-fairly-perfect.html FAIRLY PERFECT
Tell us something we don’t know: The Illinois State Fair was recently named among the top 20 state fairs by travel website BLT, reinforcing our longstanding belief that the ISF is quite a gem. The w...]]>
NO PICTURES, PLEASE http://illinoistimes.com/article-15981-no-pictures-please.html NO PICTURES, PLEASE
The National Labor Relations Board has found that management at the State Journal-Register may have illegally videotaped employees during an informational picket outside the paper last fall, according...]]>
WORDS MATTER http://illinoistimes.com/article-15947-words-matter.html WORDS MATTER
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, Gov. Bruce Rauner this week signed a handful of laws regarding people with disabilities. Among them is House Bill 4049,...]]>
QUIT CARPING – FOR NOW http://illinoistimes.com/article-15948-quit-carping-%25E2%2580%2593-for-now.html QUIT CARPING – FOR NOW
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s a fish that sure doesn’t look like Superman. And the infamous flying Asian carp can keep soaring unmolested in the wilds of Bath – that’s in Cass County...]]>
SCHOOL MAKEOVER http://illinoistimes.com/article-15913-school-makeover.html SCHOOL MAKEOVER
What do you get when you mix 1,000 volunteers, thousands of dollars in donations and a 100-year-old school? You get a school makeover that gives kids another reason to be proud of their school. Spring...]]>
ILLINOIS ISSUES DROPS PRINT http://illinoistimes.com/article-15914-illinois-issues-drops-print.html ILLINOIS ISSUES DROPS PRINT
In light of a dire state budget outlook, Illinois Issues announced on Wednesday it will drop its print magazine and go digital only. The monthly magazine, begun in 1975, is in its 40th year of publica...]]>
KIDZEUM CALLS http://illinoistimes.com/article-15882-kidzeum-calls.html KIDZEUM CALLS
Kidzeum, the proposed Springfield museum for kids, is seeking additional TIF funding from the city of Springfield, with hopes of starting construction as soon as possible. The joint effort between St....]]>
DAZZLING DENTALS http://illinoistimes.com/article-15883-dazzling-dentals.html DAZZLING DENTALS
Central Counties Health Centers in Springfield has long provided invaluable health care to many people who otherwise couldn’t afford it. Now, CCHC is getting some recognition – in the form of a $1...]]>
SMTD DEBUTS NEW WEBSITE http://illinoistimes.com/article-15847-smtd-debuts-new-website.html SMTD DEBUTS NEW WEBSITE
The Springfield Mass Transit District unveiled a new website design earlier this week, making the site more accessible and adding new capabilities. The new design allows users to view routes on an int...]]>
DOPE VS. BOOZE DILEMMA http://illinoistimes.com/article-15848-dope-vs-booze-dilemma.html DOPE VS. BOOZE DILEMMA
It appears that young adults’ interest in marijuana may wane once they gain access to alcohol. A recent study from the University of Illinois measured alcohol and marijuana use in people between the...]]>
MORE FUN FOR FAMILIES http://illinoistimes.com/article-15823-more-fun-for-families.html MORE FUN FOR FAMILIES
A new study from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign department of family studies has found sibling harmony can be taught. Another benefit was discovered: parents’ stress levels decreased. �...]]>
BIG TIME BASEBALL http://illinoistimes.com/article-15824-big-time-baseball.html BIG TIME BASEBALL
One of the most underappreciated activities in this city is watching the Springfield Sliders play at Robin Roberts Field with a beer, a few good friends and the sun setting at your back. Whether or no...]]>
STATE FARM HELPS COMPASS KIDS http://illinoistimes.com/article-15774-state-farm-helps-compass-kids.html STATE FARM HELPS COMPASS KIDS
First there were 4,000 causes from across the nation submitted to the State Farm Insurance Neighborhood Assist program, then a youth advisory board narrowed the list to 200 community causes. Among the...]]>
SPRINGFIELD HOUSING: BUY! http://illinoistimes.com/article-15775-springfield-housing-buy_.html SPRINGFIELD HOUSING: BUY!
Does renting or buying a home make more financial sense in the Land of Lincoln? Nerdwallet, a consumer advocacy website based in San Francisco, recently published a study entitled “Should you rent v...]]>
FREE PHONES FOR HEARING DISABLED http://illinoistimes.com/article-15732-free-phones-for-hearing-disabled.html FREE PHONES FOR HEARING DISABLED
The state of Illinois estimates there are more than 2 million residents living with some degree of hearing loss. State law requires all Illinois landline phone companies to distribute free, specialize...]]>
DIVERSITY & OPPORTUNITY http://illinoistimes.com/article-15733-diversity-opportunity.html DIVERSITY & OPPORTUNITY
On Tuesday, July 2, a higher education diverse business opportunity fair will be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to be attended by representatives from Illinois public universi...]]>
SHAY ON SAX GOES TO MEMPHIS http://illinoistimes.com/article-15590-shay-on-sax-goes-to-memphis.html SHAY ON SAX GOES TO MEMPHIS
Springfield saxophonist Shayla Logan participated in the funeral procession for blues legend B.B. King in Memphis, Tennessee, May 27. Logan was one of 15 musicians to be invited to play in B. B. King�...]]>
GLENWOOD KIDS STAND UP FOR OWLS http://illinoistimes.com/article-15591-glenwood-kids-stand-up-for-owls.html GLENWOOD KIDS STAND UP FOR OWLS
Glenwood Elementary School teacher Crystal Day’s fourth-grade students recently learned about the threats to the survival of barn owls in Illinois and decided to do what they could to help. It all s...]]>
MARIJUANA MATH http://illinoistimes.com/article-15556-marijuana-math.html MARIJUANA MATH
The numbers still aren’t adding up for Illinois’ fledgling medical marijuana industry, once seen by many as a license to print money. Consider startup costs that can never be recouped given the cu...]]>
THE PINK TRIANGLE http://illinoistimes.com/article-15557-the-pink-triangle.html THE PINK TRIANGLE
When the Nazis began forcing groups deemed “undesirable” into concentration camps in March 1933, gay people were among those rounded up and murdered. Gay people were forced to wear a pink triangle...]]>
COMPASS POINTS THE WAY http://illinoistimes.com/article-15531-compass-points-the-way.html COMPASS POINTS THE WAY
Summer camp is a time of discovery and growth for those privileged enough to go, but for underprivileged kids, it could mean starting the next school year on track instead of trying to catch up. Camp ...]]>
SAVING THEIR ASHES http://illinoistimes.com/article-15491-saving-their-ashes.html SAVING THEIR ASHES
Guy Sternberg is a different sort of tree hugger. Last year, Sternberg and other arborphiles convinced the Illinois Department of Transportation to spare a group of about 30 historical trees which wer...]]>
A BAD WEEK FOR CHRISTIAN http://illinoistimes.com/article-15492-a-bad-week-for-christian.html A BAD WEEK FOR CHRISTIAN
A week ago, Calvin Christian, who is either Springfield’s most persecuted motorist or its biggest traffic scofflaw, had access to wheels and lawyers who were handling his civil-rights lawsuit agains...]]>
SERVING FAMILIES SINCE 1863 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15435-serving-families-since-1863.html SERVING FAMILIES SINCE 1863
In 1865, Mary Jane Tully came to Springfield from Arkansas seeking a new beginning from the destructive Civil War. When she arrived here, the Springfield Home for the Friendless helped Tully settle in...]]>
SWEETEST SOUNDS http://illinoistimes.com/article-15436-sweetest-sounds.html SWEETEST SOUNDS
There’s nothing quite like a soaring vocal harmony that awakens tired ears and excites the soul. That’s the feeling you’ll get when the Sound Celebration Chorus sings. They’re a Springfield-ba...]]>