IllinoisTimes - Articles https://illinoistimes.com/article Mon, 20 Aug 18 00:00:00 -0400 en hourly 1 Bruce removed from criminal cases - Order comes after ex parte emails found https://illinoistimes.com/article-20334-bruce-removed-from-criminal-cases.html Bruce removed from criminal cases - Order comes after ex parte emails found
U.S. District Court Judge Colin Bruce has been barred from presiding over criminal cases due to ex parte communications with an employee of the U.S. attorney’s office about a criminal case while...]]>
Editor's note 8/16/18 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20309-editors-note-8_16_18.html Editor's note 8/16/18
Sharp-eyed readers will note that this week’s print edition of lllinois Times is slightly smaller than previous issues. The page is an inch shorter, our concession to the Trump administration’s ta...]]>
Paprocki vs. unions - The Holy Goalie shoots and scores https://illinoistimes.com/article-20310-paprocki-vs-unions.html Paprocki vs. unions - The Holy Goalie shoots and scores
 Bishop Thomas Paprocki has curious ways of looking at the world.Homosexuality is sinful. Muslims are the enemy. Exorcism works. These sorts of stances have earned Paprocki plenty of WTFs since h...]]>
Who to believe? The gov or a jailhouse snitch? https://illinoistimes.com/article-20311-who-to-believe-the-gov-or-a-jailhouse-snitch.html Who to believe? The gov or a jailhouse snitch?
 Whose word is less reliable, a jailhouse snitch’s or Gov. Bruce Rauner’s?That’s a question I have been asking myself these past two weeks.You’ll remember that the governor ran four years...]]>
Monopoly or democracy? https://illinoistimes.com/article-20312-monopoly-or-democracy.html Monopoly or democracy?
 Corporate concentration of markets, profits, workplace decision-making, political influence and our nation’s total wealth is surpassing that of the infamous era of robber barons. Apple, which...]]>
To insanity and beyond https://illinoistimes.com/article-20313-to-insanity-and-beyond.html To insanity and beyond
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vermont poem 2018 #3 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20314-vermont-poem-2018-3.html vermont poem 2018 #3
vermont poem 2018 #3the august 5 2018 NYTimes Magazineis devoted in its entirety to the specieshomo sapiens killing itself off (along witha lot of other species) I think in the nearfuture – I haven�...]]>
Letters to the Editor 8/16/18 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20315-letters-to-the-editor-8_16_18.html Letters to the Editor 8/16/18
SCHOOLED ON SQUASHI read the “Zucchini and summer squash” article by Ashley Glatz in the Aug. 9 edition of Illinois Times. I wish to make a few somewhat unimportant corrections/clarifications.The...]]>
Weird times in Lake County https://illinoistimes.com/article-20316-weird-times-in-lake-county.html Weird times in Lake County
 Lake County politics has been rocked to the core this month by the abrupt resignation of state Rep. Nick Sauer (R-Lake Barrington) and the announcement by Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor...]]>
Residency? Not so fast. - City revisits “historic” ordinance https://illinoistimes.com/article-20317-residency-not-so-fast.html Residency? Not so fast. - City revisits “historic” ordinance
 The Springfield City Council is poised to water down an ordinance aimed at putting city residents to work on public works projects.The proposal before the council would cut fines for contractors...]]>
REMAINS FROM THE RIOT https://illinoistimes.com/article-20318-remains-from-the-riot.html REMAINS FROM THE RIOT
Excavated remains of homes burned during the 1908 Springfield race riot could be destroyed or buried by city government and railroad officials. According to Jerry Jacobson of the nonprofit organizatio...]]>
T-SHIRTS FOR PEACE https://illinoistimes.com/article-20319-t-shirts-for-peace.html T-SHIRTS FOR PEACE
Freshly energized by commemorations of the 110th anniversary of the 1908 race riot and the one-year anniversary of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Dr. Steve Jackman of Sp...]]>
Campaign for soil health https://illinoistimes.com/article-20320-campaign-for-soil-health.html Campaign for soil health
 Farmers and environmentalists stand around a deep trench dug in a soybean field listening to Donna Brandt from the University of Missouri Soil Health Assessment Center. She climbs into the trenc...]]>
Lincoln’s last trial - How a smart Springfield lawyer saved Peachy Harrison from the gallows https://illinoistimes.com/article-20321-lincoln%25E2%2580%2599s-last-trial.html Lincoln’s last trial - How a smart Springfield lawyer saved Peachy Harrison from the gallows
 Were Abraham Lincoln to somehow miraculously reappear on the streets of Springfield this week, there would be a great deal that he might recognize. He could walk to his home on Eighth Street whe...]]>
Remains of the race riot - Springfield’s 1908 fires continue to smolder https://illinoistimes.com/article-20322-remains-of-the-race-riot.html Remains of the race riot - Springfield’s 1908 fires continue to smolder
 “Whites have often feared that greater freedom for others necessarily implies a loss for themselves” – Michael Cassity, Chains of Fear (1984) In recent weeks, much area media attention has...]]>
Crazy a beautiful, bland affair https://illinoistimes.com/article-20323-crazy-a-beautiful-bland-affair.html Crazy a beautiful, bland affair
 In addition to The Meg, which is also currently in wide release, Crazy Rich Asians is a film co-produced by American and Chinese studios, an effort to appeal not only to viewers in the United St...]]>
Eggplant three ways https://illinoistimes.com/article-20324-eggplant-three-ways.html Eggplant three ways
 I’ve always wondered how the large, pendulous purple orb, called an aubergine, melanzana or brinjal in other languages, came to be known as an “eggplant.” It turns out that the variety gro...]]>
That’s fair enough https://illinoistimes.com/article-20325-that%25E2%2580%2599s-fair-enough.html That’s fair enough
 As we move into the second and final weekend of the Illinois State Fair, the fun keeps on coming, even as the original excitement wears down. I think 10 days is a fair amount of time for a fair....]]>
Offwhyte https://illinoistimes.com/article-20326-offwhyte.html Offwhyte
 Offwhyte, born as Ryan Fernandez on Aug. 22, 1977, in Pell City, Alabama, now resides in Springfield as his music is heard around the world. He defines himself an “American rapper, vocalist, d...]]>
The timeless tale of Huck Finn https://illinoistimes.com/article-20327-the-timeless-tale-of-huck-finn.html The timeless tale of Huck Finn
 Catch the opening weekend of Big River, Mark Twain’s timeless tale of Huck Finn, who helps his friend, Jim, a slave, escape to freedom near the mouth of the Ohio River. Big River is driven by...]]>
Lounge on the lawn https://illinoistimes.com/article-20328-lounge-on-the-lawn.html Lounge on the lawn
 Celebrate Edwards Place on Saturday, Aug. 18, with a traditional garden party from 1-4 p.m. Attendees will enjoy live entertainment from Peaches and Bacon (1 p.m.) and Wild Columbine (2 p.m.), p...]]>
An end-of-summer soiree https://illinoistimes.com/article-20329-an-end-of-summer-soiree.html An end-of-summer soiree
 On Saturday, Aug. 18, enjoy an evening of live jazz music and refreshments in support of the education and preservation programs of the Dana-Thomas House Foundation. “Jazz in Bloom,” an even...]]>
Smells like quarantine spirit https://illinoistimes.com/article-20330-smells-like-quarantine-spirit.html Smells like quarantine spirit
I’m a 41-year-old married lesbian. My wife and I used to work from home together. She recently got an important job, and she’s now gone all day, five days a week. I’m happy for her, and this is...]]>
Federal judge engaged in ex parte talk - Sent emails to U.S. attorney staff about pending case https://illinoistimes.com/article-20331-federal-judge-engaged-in-ex-parte-talk.html Federal judge engaged in ex parte talk - Sent emails to U.S. attorney staff about pending case
A woman convicted of international parental kidnapping is asking for a new trial on the grounds that U.S. District Court Judge Colin Bruce sent emails to a paralegal in the U.S. attorney’s office...]]>
“The Meg’s” Animated Beast its Undoing https://illinoistimes.com/article-20332-%25E2%2580%259Cthe-meg%25E2%2580%2599s%25E2%2580%259D-animated-beast-its-undoing.html “The Meg’s” Animated Beast its Undoing
One sign of a good salesman is the ability to take something old and sell it as something new.  If you’re able apply a little bit of razzle dazzle, some misdirection and some shiny ribbon per s...]]>
Schmidt interested in state's attorney post - Milhiser tapped as next U.S. attorney https://illinoistimes.com/article-20333-schmidt-interested-in-states-attorney-post.html Schmidt interested in state's attorney post - Milhiser tapped as next U.S. attorney
Sangamon County state’s attorney John Milhiser has been nominated to become U.S. attorney in Springfield. Meanwhile, Robin Schmidt, widow of the late John Schmidt, who had just been appointed...]]>
ISF Grandstand - Photo Gallery https://illinoistimes.com/article-20308-isf-grandstand.html ISF Grandstand - Photo Gallery
A sampling of the many musical performances at the Illinois State Fair. ...]]>
Illinois State Fair - Opening night - Photo Gallery https://illinoistimes.com/article-20306-illinois-state-fair-opening-night.html Illinois State Fair - Opening night - Photo Gallery
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Twenty-eight years for murder - Victim stabbed 39 times by lover https://illinoistimes.com/article-20307-twenty-eight-years-for-murder.html Twenty-eight years for murder - Victim stabbed 39 times by lover
There were 20 people and five boxes of tissues in the courtroom of Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Madonia Friday for the sentencing of Emmaline Osborne, who got 28 years for the 2016 murde...]]>
Go Lions - Lanphier leads the academic pack https://illinoistimes.com/article-20279-go-lions.html Go Lions - Lanphier leads the academic pack
 It is too soon – far too soon – to declare victory. But the numbers are in, and Springfield public schools are making progress when it comes to academic excellence for the best and brightest...]]>