Vote for your favorite from the top reader picks September 13-24.The voting period is Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7:00 am through Monday, September 24, 2018 at midnight. https://illinoistimes.com/...
 Labor Day unofficially marks the end of summer, but there’s still plenty of time to cross projects off your summer to-do list. According to HomeAdvisor data, homeowners commonly start these pr...
 When people think of fall, growing salad greens rarely comes to mind. However, fall is as terrific time for gardeners to begin planting lettuce, arugula, endive, or other leafy greens for salads...
 When you think of midcentury modern, what comes to mind? Architecture? Furniture?Midcentury modern is often used to describe a period in design centered around the middle of the 20th century. Cl...
 Fall is coming, and that means it’s a great time to bring home a new tree. But before they do, homeowners should repeat the mantra “right plant, right place,” according to Kari H...
 There is a good amount of planning involved in creating a successful community garden. To help people and organizations build and maintain productive community gardens, the University of Illinoi...
 Artwork doesn’t have to be expensive to look expensive. Designers use a number of tricks to create interesting and original artwork without breaking the bank. Here are seven tips for adding ar...
Vote for your favorite from the top reader picks September 13-24.The voting period is Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7:00 am through Monday, September 24, 2018 at midnight. https://illinoistimes.com/...

J.B. Pritzker, Democrat for governor, reflects on Bruce Rauner, learning from failure and plans to change Illinois

 Jay Robert “J.B.” Pritzker, D-Chicago, lives by the mantra that the “the early bird catches the worm.” “I’m a guy who gets up pretty early in the morning, and my staff hates it becau...

Removal from cases signals action, expert says

 Authorities won’t say what, if any, steps are being taken to determine whether a federal judge deserves punishment for conversing about a pending case with a paralegal in the U.S. attorney’s...
 Look out below and above, and in between, too, as we recover from the deluge of last weekend and prepare for more good live music inside and out during mid-September. Hopefully and expectedly ev...
 Currently traveling all around the Midwest, West Coast and Canada from their music-soaked hometown of Detroit, Michigan, this soul-infused, funky blues band is making sounds while making the rou...
 It is 7:30 on a Saturday evening and I’m at Vele, an upscale restaurant in downtown Springfield. It’s a busy night and the dining room is nearly full. I, however, am not among the diners. I�...

Original works on display at SAA this month

 On Friday, Sept. 7, the Springfield Art Association held an opening reception for Vachel Lindsay: Poet, Artist, Visionary, an exhibit featuring original works and memorabilia by the celebrated e...

Her son’s loving tribute to Judy Baar Topinka’s leadership and style

 Judy Barr Topinka had a distinguished career in politics, serving as Illinois representative, senator, state treasurer and comptroller. She was often called “colorful” so it is fitting that...
Vibraphonist- drummer-bagpiper-composer-inventor-writer-educator and Springfield native John Mark Piper will be appearing at Casey’s Pub, 2200 S. Meadowbrook Rd., on Friday, Sept. 14 from 6 p.m. unt...
Total enrollment increased to nearly 85,600 students across the University of Illinois System this fall, up 2.7 percent and rising to a record high for the sixth straight year, according to President...

Store owner ready to quit

 Queen Elizabeth has a throne. James T. Kirk had the captain’s chair. Mark Kessler presides from a cluttered desk that is equally iconic for locals with an appreciation for records, posters, ne...
 If you live in Indianapolis; Newark, New Jersey; Miami; Austin; Philly; Chicago; Atlanta; or 13 other lucky cities, congratulations, for you’re a finalist in the magnificent “Throw Your Mone...

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Wednesday Sept. 19th

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