IllinoisTimes - Fall Guide http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-93-1-fall-guide.html Mon, 22 Sep 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Take a walking tour of Rochester houses - There are many more rewards at the end of the trail http://illinoistimes.com/article-14371-take-a-walking-tour-of-rochester-houses.html Take a walking tour of Rochester houses - There are many more rewards at the end of the trail
 If you’ve long thought Rochester the last exit on the Lost Bridge Trail, the end of the line for your urban adventures on the fringes of Springfield, get off your bike and take a hike. There a...]]>
The charms of St. Charles and Batavia http://illinoistimes.com/article-14370-the-charms-of-st-charles-and-batavia.html The charms of St. Charles and Batavia
 When thinking of heading north, often we think of Chicago. The suburbs get lost in the plans. A recent trip reminded me that there is a lot of beauty and history outside the urban sprawl. This f...]]>
Explore southern Illinois on the Ohio River scenic byway http://illinoistimes.com/article-14372-explore-southern-illinois-on-the-ohio-river-scenic-byway.html Explore southern Illinois on the Ohio River scenic byway
 Once upon a time in far, far southeastern Illinois there lived slaves, outlaws, miners, explorers, soldiers and river travelers. If you meander along the Ohio River from Shawneetown to Cairo, yo...]]>
Fall curtain call - A season of robust theater in central Illinois http://illinoistimes.com/article-14373-fall-curtain-call.html Fall curtain call - A season of robust theater in central Illinois
 A good actor isn’t afraid to be emotionally naked in front of an audience. From the silver screen to Broadway, talented thespians figuratively bare themselves to the public. But how much more...]]>
Lots of good music coming this fall http://illinoistimes.com/article-14374-lots-of-good-music-coming-this-fall.html Lots of good music coming this fall
 As reliable as the leaves donning their brilliantine colors and that familiar chill exiling the once seemingly interminable humidity, music is once again in the air as autumn gets underway. This...]]>
2014 Fall Calendar http://illinoistimes.com/article-14396-2014-fall-calendar.html 2014 Fall Calendar
 AUGUSTPittsfield Fall FestivalAug 28-31, 6pm Thu-Fri, 9am Sat, Food vendors, crafts, carnival and many activities. Parade on Saturday. Free. 217-617-2656. Pike County Courthouse, 100 E. Washingt...]]>
Zip through the Shawnee National Forest - While you're there, enjoy wine, tour a fish hatchery and sleep in a forest cabin http://illinoistimes.com/article-12764-zip-through-the-shawnee-national-forest.html Zip through the Shawnee National Forest - While you're there, enjoy wine, tour a fish hatchery and sleep in a forest cabin
As the temperatures come down, the energy level goes up, making a trek to Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour just right. My friend Rose and I headed south in late July and want to come back in the cool of fal...]]>
The Nightingale of Andover - Take a day trip to the Jenny Lind Chapel near Galesburg http://illinoistimes.com/article-12765-the-nightingale-of-andover.html The Nightingale of Andover - Take a day trip to the Jenny Lind Chapel near Galesburg
Though her name is more associated with nursery furniture today, Jenny Lind was without a doubt the most remarkable singer of her day, a celebrity of celebrities whose admirers included Queen Victoria...]]>
Down by the river - Take a trip to Quincy http://illinoistimes.com/article-12766-down-by-the-river.html Down by the river - Take a trip to Quincy
Skip the freeway and take a drive.The trip from Springfield to Quincy via Interstate 72 takes a couple hours, but spend an extra 20 minutes and head out Jefferson Avenue to the hinterland, then take U...]]>
A magical ride - Bike Club's 41st ‘Century' Sept. 8 includes something for everybody http://illinoistimes.com/article-12767-a-magical-ride.html A magical ride - Bike Club's 41st ‘Century' Sept. 8 includes something for everybody
It happens every year on one of the first crisp days that hint of autumn: bicycle riders from near and far converge on Springfield only to disburse into the corn-filled countryside pedaling and eating...]]>
Fall curtain call - A season of robust theater in central Illinois http://illinoistimes.com/article-12768-fall-curtain-call.html Fall curtain call - A season of robust theater in central Illinois
Although summer is drawing to a close, the theater season is still going strong. Springfield and the surrounding region boast some truly impressive talent and mesmerizing productions that can hold the...]]>
Variety is key in a season of exciting music http://illinoistimes.com/article-12769-variety-is-key-in-a-season-of-exciting-music.html Variety is key in a season of exciting music
Autumn is traditionally a big season for live music, as touring artists make a last major push out onto the open road before winter’s icy finger makes it more or less impassable. The upcoming se...]]>
Oddball Illinois - Ticket to fantastic and eccentric http://illinoistimes.com/article-10415-oddball-illinois.html Oddball Illinois - Ticket to fantastic and eccentric
Oddball Illinois: A Guide to 450 Really Strange Places, by Jerome Pohlen, is your ticket to the fantastic and eccentric in the land of Lincoln. The book offers interesting information about unusual pe...]]>
Let’s go to a show - Fall is theater season in central Illinois http://illinoistimes.com/article-10416-letrss-go-to-a-show.html Let’s go to a show - Fall is theater season in central Illinois
As summer comes to a close, the overwhelming heat and touristy jaunts are becoming distant memories. The sunscreen is being packed away, and you’ve enjoyed yet another summer of stimulating acti...]]>
Autumn means music in central Illinois http://illinoistimes.com/article-10419-autumn-means-music-in-central-illinois.html Autumn means music in central Illinois
Summer may be drawing to a close, but the music scene in central Illinois is as vibrant as ever. From cutting-edge electronica to old-time a capella, Springfield and other central Illinois cities offe...]]>
Fun at fall festivals http://illinoistimes.com/article-10422-fun-at-fall-festivals.html Fun at fall festivals
As the hot, hazy days of summer are replaced by crisp breezes and bursts of color, area residents can enjoy all that fall has to offer at area festivals.August“Women Who Made History” is t...]]>
Eight fun things to do http://illinoistimes.com/article-10425-eight-fun-things-to-do.html Eight fun things to do
It barely snowed last winter. It barely rained this summer. And who knows what fall will bring?Flexibility is key when it comes to autumn in central Illinois. The perfect picnic plan could be scuttled...]]>
Apples, pumpkins and more fall produce http://illinoistimes.com/article-10427-apples-pumpkins-and-more-fall-produce.html Apples, pumpkins and more fall produce
Fall sings with color. Besides the glorious riot of the leaves there are the deep reds of the apples, the golden orange of the pumpkins and the muted shades of squash. Fall is all about texture, taste...]]>
Quad Cities, a great place to go http://illinoistimes.com/article-10430-quad-cities-a-great-place-to-go.html Quad Cities, a great place to go
With the heat of summer in the rear view mirror, it is time for a fall adventure. Head to the Quad Cities along the big Ole Mississippi. There is a lot to do in the Quad Cities and on the way there an...]]>
Big old tractors come to Rantoul http://illinoistimes.com/article-9013-big-old-tractors-come-to-rantoul.html Big old tractors come to Rantoul
While many are gearing up for the Decatur Farm Progress Show Aug. 30-Sept. 1, lovers of old iron are bent on heading to the former Chanute Air Force Base to see machines built 50 years ago work the so...]]>
Fall classical fare http://illinoistimes.com/article-9014-fall-classical-fare.html Fall classical fare
As autumn sets in, Springfield audiences can rest assured the rich repertoire of local and regional musicians will temper the cooling weather. From Labor Day pops concerts (think baseball) to Christma...]]>
A fall full of music http://illinoistimes.com/article-9015-a-fall-full-of-music.html A fall full of music
Rock, pop, Christian and jazz are among the musical offerings in central Illinois this fall. There’s something for everybody, so plan ahead, then get out and enjoy the music.Sangamon AuditoriumS...]]>
Skydivers know how to have a great fall http://illinoistimes.com/article-9016-skydivers-know-how-to-have-a-great-fall.html Skydivers know how to have a great fall
When Brian and Tracey Meade’s air conditioner went out, club members showed up with two window units. The club is the Mid-America Sport Parachute Club, based out of the Taylorville airport. &ldq...]]>
Autumn is showtime - The season's guide to theater in central Illinois http://illinoistimes.com/article-9017-autumn-is-showtime.html Autumn is showtime - The season's guide to theater in central Illinois
Fall is a great time of year, and there’s always an interesting list of theater productions in the area. Take a look at what’s happening here this fall.Theatre in the Park at New Salem has...]]>
Fall is for meandering on the Spoon River Drive http://illinoistimes.com/article-9018-fall-is-for-meandering-on-the-spoon-river-drive.html Fall is for meandering on the Spoon River Drive
In the dead of winter we hope for summer, in the summer heat and humidity we long for snow, but fall is perfect and everyone just wishes it would linger. To fully experience the beauty of fall, load u...]]>
Fun at central Illinois fall festivals http://illinoistimes.com/article-9019-fun-at-central-illinois-fall-festivals.html Fun at central Illinois fall festivals
As the hot summer days are slowly replaced by brisk winds and bursts of colorful leaves, the Springfield area has a wide array of festivals that will allow you to enjoy the beautiful season of autumn....]]>
Take a walk on the spooky side of life http://illinoistimes.com/article-9020-take-a-walk-on-the-spooky-side-of-life.html Take a walk on the spooky side of life
No one currently working in the Lincoln-Herndon Law Office smokes a pipe. So, what could possibly explain the aroma of pipe tobacco that employees at the historic site claim to notice from time to tim...]]>
2010 Fall Guide - Table of contents http://illinoistimes.com/article-7664-2010-fall-guide.html 2010 Fall Guide - Table of contents
Autumn is showtimeThe season’s guide to theater in Central IllinoisFun at fall festivalsVisit Mt. Vernon for art and wineSurprising GreenvilleVisit the fun and quirky DeMoulin MuseumFall classic...]]>
Autumn is showtime - The season's guide to theater in central Illinois http://illinoistimes.com/article-7668-autumn-is-showtime.html Autumn is showtime - The season's guide to theater in central Illinois
As many Springfield residents look forward to the weather finally cooling down, fans of locally produced entertainment can’t wait for the theater season to heat up. It might seem counter-intuiti...]]>
Fun at fall festivals http://illinoistimes.com/article-7669-fun-at-fall-festivals.html Fun at fall festivals
As the days become shorter, the temperature cools, and leaves turn vibrant colors of yellow, orange and brown. The Springfield area is not short on its variety of fall festivals sure to keep you and y...]]>