IllinoisTimes - Cap City http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-56-1-cap-city.html Sat, 04 Jul 15 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 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...]]>
DAY OF SERVICE http://illinoistimes.com/article-15399-day-of-service.html DAY OF SERVICE
Looking for a way to give back but afraid of commitment? If you can handle volunteering for one day, you can join more than 7,000 Comcast employees, from Illinois, northwest Indiana and southwest Mich...]]>
NO ROOM AT THE INN http://illinoistimes.com/article-15370-no-room-at-the-inn.html NO ROOM AT THE INN
The Sangamon County Juvenile Detention Center once had such a paucity of prisoners that the county shut down a 24-bed wing in 2009, housed detainees from other counties and at one point considered con...]]>
HABITAT’S HUNDREDTH http://illinoistimes.com/article-15371-habitat%25E2%2580%2599s-hundredth.html HABITAT’S HUNDREDTH
Building a house with all volunteer labor is impressive, but building 100 houses that way is an accomplishment. Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County is planning its 100th building project this summ...]]>
TUITION DROP http://illinoistimes.com/article-15299-tuition-drop.html TUITION DROP
At a time when college tuition on average is increasing at around twice the rate of inflation, it’s hard to imagine any school actually decreasing the cost of attendance. But Lincoln Christian Unive...]]>
PATIENCE, PLEASE http://illinoistimes.com/article-15300-patience-please.html PATIENCE, PLEASE
As race organizers prepare for the Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon on April 4, the city of Springfield is asking motorists to be patient if their Saturday drive is delayed by throngs of runners. Ab...]]>
FUNERAL PLANS http://illinoistimes.com/article-15272-funeral-plans.html FUNERAL PLANS
A full-fledged funeral train isn’t the only thing that might be missing at the re-creation of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral set for the first weekend in May. Before the interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery...]]>
ENDORSED BY ICON http://illinoistimes.com/article-15273-endorsed-by-icon.html ENDORSED BY ICON
Springfield ICON (Inner City Older Neighborhoods) is endorsing political candidates for the first time. The group focuses on cleaning up blighted properties, reforming the city’s waste-hauling syste...]]>
RADIO WAVES http://illinoistimes.com/article-15232-radio-waves.html RADIO WAVES
The union that represents newsroom employees at the State Journal-Register has turned to radio to ratchet up pressure on management to agree to a contract that includes raises for workers who haven’...]]>
JOBS GALORE http://illinoistimes.com/article-15233-jobs-galore.html JOBS GALORE
Who says there are no jobs available? The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce is hosting employers from Springfield and the surrounding area for a Job and Career Fair next month, showcasing the jo...]]>
MICROWAVE JUSTICE http://illinoistimes.com/article-15216-microwave-justice.html MICROWAVE JUSTICE
 Testimony lasted barely three hours, the jury was out less than an hour and Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy Travis Koester emerged victorious Tuesday from a lawsuit in which he stood accused ...]]>
CLERICAL ERROR http://illinoistimes.com/article-15217-clerical-error.html CLERICAL ERROR
 Bishop Thomas Paprocki this week summoned reporters to refute a recent suggestion made by Survivors Network Of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) that pedophile priests from Chicago might have been ...]]>
SHE’S BACK – MAYBE http://illinoistimes.com/article-15185-she%25E2%2580%2599s-back-%25E2%2580%2593-maybe.html SHE’S BACK – MAYBE
Sherry Waldron, a Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy fired after being accused of stealing plants in 2012, has been ordered reinstated by an arbitrator who also ruled that she is entitled to back wage...]]>
BUILDING BETTER BRIDGES http://illinoistimes.com/article-15186-building-better-bridges.html BUILDING BETTER BRIDGES
How can a few file folders be used to support almost 70 pounds? Just ask Ben Thomas, Alex Harvatin and Tucker Schmidt from Sacred Heart-Griffin High School in Springfield. Their “Tacoma Narrows 2”...]]>
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...]]>