IllinoisTimes - Profile http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-97-1-profile.html Thu, 27 Nov 14 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 Triple our money by shopping local http://illinoistimes.com/article-14132-triple-our-money-by-shopping-local.html Triple our money by shopping local
What’s the best way to kick-start an argument anytime, anywhere?Start talking about taxes.  It never fails.  Next to hopping  on a table at Obed & Isaacs or Floyd’s Thirst Parlo...]]>
The hearth eternal - Longtime Vachel Lindsay Home administrator retiring http://illinoistimes.com/article-14106-the-hearth-eternal.html The hearth eternal - Longtime Vachel Lindsay Home administrator retiring
She said to us who came with wondering eyes– “This is a magic fire, a magic room.” – From “The Hearth Eternal,” a poem by Lindsay published in 1914 in Congo and Other Poems. For decad...]]>
We back Jack - Campbell for sheriff http://illinoistimes.com/article-13609-we-back-jack.html We back Jack - Campbell for sheriff
There is no race on next Tuesday’s ballot more important than the Republican primary for Sangamon County sheriff.No other elective office in the county has the power of life or death, particularly i...]]>
Living the American Dream in Springfield - One man's journey from Kuwait, to Jordan, to owner of Mariah's Steakhouse http://illinoistimes.com/article-12577-living-the-american-dream-in-springfield.html Living the American Dream in Springfield - One man's journey from Kuwait, to Jordan, to owner of Mariah's Steakhouse
Although he came into the world in 1964, Bassam “Sam” Al-Khayyat (pronounced Alkite) refers to July 3, 1989, as the day he was born. “I remember it like it was yesterday,” he s...]]>
A beloved teacher, counselor and activist commemorated - The Caryl Towsley Moy, Ph.D., Endowed Fund for Collaborative Research http://illinoistimes.com/article-10996-a-beloved-teacher-counselor-and-activist-commemorated.html A beloved teacher, counselor and activist commemorated - The Caryl Towsley Moy, Ph.D., Endowed Fund for Collaborative Research
One day while she was a professor at what was then Sangamon State University, Dr. Caryl Moy came upon a woman standing in front of a frosty window. The woman had cleared a space and was gazing out at ...]]>
A century of service http://illinoistimes.com/article-10951-a-century-of-service.html A century of service
From the Women’s Suffrage March of 1913 to serving in Congress, the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., have served both their communities and their nation. The group, formed in 1913 by 2...]]>
Injured, he helps others with brain injuries - After sustaining a brain injury in a 1987 bobsled accident, William Shea strives for understanding http://illinoistimes.com/article-9776-injured-he-helps-others-with-brain-injuries.html Injured, he helps others with brain injuries - After sustaining a brain injury in a 1987 bobsled accident, William Shea strives for understanding
William “Bill” Shea’s wheelchair sits in the corner of his basement. It is both a reminder of the past and a foreshadowing of the future. At 59, Shea embodies the qualities of an Oly...]]>
The ballad of Tom Irwin - A songwriter's long, winding road from high school rocker to Sangamon Songs http://illinoistimes.com/article-9566-the-ballad-of-tom-irwin.html The ballad of Tom Irwin - A songwriter's long, winding road from high school rocker to Sangamon Songs
To call Tom Irwin a fixture on the Springfield music scene would be something of an understatement. Beginning in the mid-1970s as a bass player and eventual frontman for various local rock bands, stra...]]>
Holy warrior - On the ice and in the pulpit, Bishop Thomas Paprocki takes hard shots http://illinoistimes.com/article-9403-holy-warrior.html Holy warrior - On the ice and in the pulpit, Bishop Thomas Paprocki takes hard shots
The office of Bishop Thomas John Paprocki is a veritable shrine to hockey.On a table sits a miniature Stanley Cup, next to a photo of him posing on the ice with members of his beloved Chicago Blackhaw...]]>
A creative visit from Vachel Lindsay’s granddaughter http://illinoistimes.com/article-9319-a-creative-visit-from-vachel-lindsayrss-granddaughter.html A creative visit from Vachel Lindsay’s granddaughter
The spirit of Vachel Lindsay was alive and well in Springfield Nov. 5 in the form of his granddaughter, Louisa Lindsay-Sprouse. She was visiting from Eugene, Ore., to promote creative writing in Sprin...]]>
Rounding out her career - Jackie Jackson releases her magnum opus, Vol. 1 http://illinoistimes.com/article-9214-rounding-out-her-career.html Rounding out her career - Jackie Jackson releases her magnum opus, Vol. 1
Jacqueline Jackson still tends a herd of cows but nowadays they’re figurines on her mantle.Raised on the Dougan Guernsey Dairy Farm near Beloit, Wis., in the 1930s and 40s, Jackie decided at age...]]>
Ossie’s incredible journey - In a new book, Springfield's former mayor looks back on life and the home he left behind http://illinoistimes.com/article-8993-ossierss-incredible-journey.html Ossie’s incredible journey - In a new book, Springfield's former mayor looks back on life and the home he left behind
He’s lived in Springfield for nearly 70 years – most of it with his wife, Midge, and their 13 children in a rambling white clapboard house at the corner of Whittier and Laurel Ave.But at a...]]>
Many buildings. Many battles. - Oxtoby honored for a lifetime of historic preservation http://illinoistimes.com/article-7955-many-buildings-many-battles.html Many buildings. Many battles. - Oxtoby honored for a lifetime of historic preservation
“What did I know about restoring old buildings when I started out? Absolutely nothing,” recalls Carolyn Oxtoby, who is often called “the patron saint of downtown Springfield” f...]]>
The cost of Bill Brady’s plan - Cutting state government ‘a dime per dollar' would hit Springfield hard http://illinoistimes.com/article-7884-the-cost-of-bill-bradyrss-plan.html The cost of Bill Brady’s plan - Cutting state government ‘a dime per dollar' would hit Springfield hard
Of the estimated 400 to 500 people who showed up to a Columbus Day rally in Charleston for state senator and Republican governor hopeful Bill Brady of Bloomington, most were Republican voters angry wi...]]>
A couple’s date to remember http://illinoistimes.com/article-7853-a-couplerss-date-to-remember.html A couple’s date to remember
“I believe in luck, fate and destiny,” says Christopher Trudeau.So when Trudeau, 27, and his bride-to-be, Joann Durbin, 24, realized that this Sunday comes up 10-10-10 on the calendar, the...]]>