IllinoisTimes - Cap City http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-56-1-cap-city.html Sun, 01 Mar 15 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 A HIGHER POWER http://illinoistimes.com/article-15126-a-higher-power.html A HIGHER POWER
 Some religions worship the sun; others use it to power their buildings. In late 2014, the Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation (ALUUC) in Springfield installed solar panels on the...]]>
BIZ TECH http://illinoistimes.com/article-15127-biz-tech.html BIZ TECH
 Business owners: what could you do with $30,000? Chances are, many business owners have a list of projects they’d tackle if the funds were to become available. Cable company Comcast wants to k...]]>
AG OPTIONS http://illinoistimes.com/article-15101-ag-options.html AG OPTIONS
Farmers, take heed: big changes are coming under the federal Farm Bill. The changes will affect how farmers insure their crops, adding some new choices to the already complex system. At a seminar held...]]>
WHAT’S IT WORTH? http://illinoistimes.com/article-15102-what%25E2%2580%2599s-it-worth.html WHAT’S IT WORTH?
How much is a hotel in downtown Springfield worth? It’s a good question but difficult to answer. Take the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, for example, which one of the world’s richest men quite l...]]>
CALLING YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS http://illinoistimes.com/article-15042-calling-young-entrepreneurs.html CALLING YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS
Sangamon CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) has announced a recruitment event for its 2015-2016 class. The Sangamon CEO program, a collaboration between businesses and school districts in Sa...]]>
HOG FARM STALLED http://illinoistimes.com/article-15043-hog-farm-stalled.html HOG FARM STALLED
Plans for a hog farm to be built near Petersburg have been stalled – at least for the moment. Grigsby Family Farms of Tallula proposed building a 9,300-hog facility about six miles from Petersburg, ...]]>
THE TRAIL IS OURS http://illinoistimes.com/article-15002-the-trail-is-ours.html THE TRAIL IS OURS
Sangamon County is the proud owner of a new stretch of land, thanks to the Illinois General Assembly. Former Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill Jan. 9 transferring ownership of the Sangamon Valley Trail fro...]]>
FIRST BLACK FIREHOUSE http://illinoistimes.com/article-15003-first-black-firehouse.html FIRST BLACK FIREHOUSE
Springfield’s first black firehouse opened in 1902, and the building still stands today. The firehouse, located at what is now 1310 E. Adams St., was home to the city’s black firefighters, who wer...]]>
BEYOND THE SELFIE http://illinoistimes.com/article-14946-beyond-the-selfie.html BEYOND THE SELFIE
 Young women receive a lot of messages through popular culture about who they should be, and often the message amounts to “always be physically attractive.” The pressure and unrealistic expec...]]>
HEALTH IN FOCUS http://illinoistimes.com/article-14947-health-in-focus.html HEALTH IN FOCUS
 When the people tasked with keeping us healthy ask how they can help, the answer can make a lot of difference. That’s the hope of the 2015 Community Needs Assessment, undertaken by the Sangamo...]]>
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...]]>