IllinoisTimes - Fall Guide http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-93-1-fall-guide.html Fri, 25 Jul 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 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...]]>
Visit Mt. Vernon, for art and wine http://illinoistimes.com/article-7672-visit-mt-vernon-for-art-and-wine.html Visit Mt. Vernon, for art and wine
Venture into southern Illinois this fall and discover two outstanding art venues that may not have been on your radar screen — the Mitchell Museum at Cedarhurst in Mt. Vernon and the Southern Il...]]>
Surprising Greenville - Visit the fun and quirky DeMoulin Museum http://illinoistimes.com/article-7675-surprising-greenville.html Surprising Greenville - Visit the fun and quirky DeMoulin Museum
About an hour and a half south of Springfield, meandering down highway 127 to where it intersects Interstate 70, is the town of Greenville. According to the town fathers it has been hailed as “a...]]>
Fall classical fare - The season offers plenty of fine listening in central Illinois http://illinoistimes.com/article-7678-fall-classical-fare.html Fall classical fare - The season offers plenty of fine listening in central Illinois
Classical music is reaping rewards for listeners and practitioners alike in the 21st century, thanks to ease of accessibility provided to concert planners and fans. Increasingly part of “classic...]]>
Rock fall ahead - Concerts and music fests from central Illinois to St. Louis http://illinoistimes.com/article-7680-rock-fall-ahead.html Rock fall ahead - Concerts and music fests from central Illinois to St. Louis
Normally, as autumn goes in the Midwest, things begin to cool off, but that isn’t so with live music. This fall has a number of options within an afternoon’s drive from Springfield, and th...]]>
Hundreds of Lincoln places - What to do and where to go in the old Eighth Judicial Circuit http://illinoistimes.com/article-7681-hundreds-of-lincoln-places.html Hundreds of Lincoln places - What to do and where to go in the old Eighth Judicial Circuit
A recent estimate by the Abraham Lincoln Association puts the number of distinct titles about Lincoln at 17,000. Add another hundred or so generated by the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial, and Lincoln may i...]]>
Fall Guide calendar http://illinoistimes.com/article-7694-fall-guide-calendar.html Fall Guide calendar
ONGOING Artist on the Plaza Aug 26, 31, Sep 02, 12-1pm, Tuesday and Thursday outdoor instrumental, vocal, dance or musical theater performance. Old State Capitol, 1 Old State Capitol Pla...]]>