IllinoisTimes - Articles https://illinoistimes.com/article Wed, 16 Jan 19 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 The Price Is Right Live - Ticket Giveaway https://illinoistimes.com/article-20829-the-price-is-right-live-ticket-giveaway.html The Price Is Right Live - Ticket Giveaway
  Enter this sweepstakes for a chance to win in a pair of tickets to attend The Price Is Right Live, at UIS Sangamon Auditoriumon February 13th, 2019. ...]]>
Firefighters endorse residency deal - Contract would require 15 years in city https://illinoistimes.com/article-20828-firefighters-endorse-residency-deal.html Firefighters endorse residency deal - Contract would require 15 years in city
Call it residency lite. Springfield firefighters have ratified a contract with the city that would require new hires to live within city limits for 15 years. After that, they could live whereve...]]>
Inside a struggling school - What the state report card doesn’t tell you about Harvard Park https://illinoistimes.com/article-20809-inside-a-struggling-school.html Inside a struggling school - What the state report card doesn’t tell you about Harvard Park
 “If you spend any time with these kids, your heart will melt. You look at these kids, some as poor as church mice, and they’re learning, they’re excited.”Those are the words of Harvard P...]]>
Kitchen wisdom https://illinoistimes.com/article-20810-kitchen-wisdom.html Kitchen wisdom
 My in-laws used to tell a story about how they always cut a small piece off the end of the ham before roasting it. When someone asked what purpose this served, Great-grandmother replied, “I do...]]>
Basis of Sex doesn't ring true https://illinoistimes.com/article-20811-basis-of-sex-doesnt-ring-true.html Basis of Sex doesn't ring true
 During the ‘30s and ‘40s, biopics were a staple of the major studios, particularly Warner Brothers and MGM, where films were made recounting the greatness of the men – and occasional woman...]]>
Mighty music making https://illinoistimes.com/article-20812-mighty-music-making.html Mighty music making
 Here we go full-force into a schedule of life in all lanes as the holidays are completely behind us and 2019 is in plain sight. There are plenty of our regular music makers lined up for this wee...]]>
Thornhill https://illinoistimes.com/article-20813-thornhill.html Thornhill
 Fans of local music happenings should be quite familiar with the name Thornhill and the consistently fine music made by the band led by singer, songwriter, guitarist and performer, Tina Thornhil...]]>
Molly Schlich Independent and International Film Series https://illinoistimes.com/article-20814-molly-schlich-independent-and-international-film-series.html Molly Schlich Independent and International Film Series
 The Chilean film, A Fantastic Woman, is the first film of the 2019 Molly Schlich Independent and International Film Series presented by the Springfield Art Association (SAA) beginning Sunday, Ja...]]>
Carillon Winter Concerts https://illinoistimes.com/article-20815-carillon-winter-concerts.html Carillon Winter Concerts
 On Sundays and Wednesdays, listen for the sound of the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon as Springfield Park District’s carillonneur, Carlo van Ulft, plays a wide variety of music from original ca...]]>
Keeping It Rio https://illinoistimes.com/article-20816-keeping-it-rio.html Keeping It Rio
This girl I’ve been dating for two months is soon going to Brazil for three months! We aren’t officially committed, so it seems unfair to ask her to be monogamous. We plan to stay in touch, but I...]]>
RIP, Peanut - ?-Jan. 2, 2019 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20817-rip-peanut.html RIP, Peanut - ?-Jan. 2, 2019
When Peanut was acquired from the Animal Protective League nearly 11 years ago, she had no name.We didn’t know her age. The vet thought three. She seemed to have a bit of puppy in her. She’d fetch...]]>
Editor's Note 01/10/19 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20818-editors-note-01_10_19.html Editor's Note 01/10/19
Read this week’s cover story and then tell us who to blame for Harvard Park Elementary being one of the state’s lowest performing schools. The children? The teachers? The parents? Educators, admin...]]>
Better than a border wall https://illinoistimes.com/article-20819-better-than-a-border-wall.html Better than a border wall
When I get in discussions about whether we need a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border stretching from the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico, my opposition to the Trump Wall is often misunderstood as being aga...]]>
DIY democracy https://illinoistimes.com/article-20820-diy-democracy.html DIY democracy
What do the majority of Americans want their lawmakers working on? Check any legitimate poll and you’ll hear them saying clearly and consistently that they want such basics as middle-class jobs, hea...]]>
Letters to the Editor https://illinoistimes.com/article-20821-letters-to-the-editor.html Letters to the Editor
 WE CAUSE CLIMATE CHANGEIn a recent letter to IT, Jack Heller argues that it would be a “waste of money” for CWLP to capture heat-trapping greenhouse gases from the Dallman power plant becaus...]]>
Piece of the pot - Money and weed in Illinois https://illinoistimes.com/article-20822-piece-of-the-pot.html Piece of the pot - Money and weed in Illinois
 With growing support among politicians and the public, Illinois could likely legalize recreational marijuana as soon as next year. But, passing legislation may hinge on where the revenue will go...]]>
Spreading the wealth - City mulls Far East TIF expansion https://illinoistimes.com/article-20823-spreading-the-wealth.html Spreading the wealth - City mulls Far East TIF expansion
Springfield visitors who take the South Grand Avenue exit off Interstate 72 may think they’ve ended up in Detroit instead of Illinois’ capital. If those same visitors make a right on to 16th Stree...]]>
Park District board to fill three seats - Alderman, incumbent and three others have filed to run for April 2 election https://illinoistimes.com/article-20824-park-district-board-to-fill-three-seats.html Park District board to fill three seats - Alderman, incumbent and three others have filed to run for April 2 election
Five candidates are seeking three seats on the Springfield Park District Board, a position that entrusts those who are elected to care for the more than 40 parks and golf courses, a zoo and a budget e...]]>
This Week | Chris Britt https://illinoistimes.com/article-20827-this-week-chris-britt.html This Week | Chris Britt
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Stanley (Stan) M. Brown - April 23, 1956 – August 2, 2018 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20825-stanley-%2528stan%2529-m-brown.html Stanley (Stan) M. Brown - April 23, 1956 – August 2, 2018
accomplishments and involvement in the community.  Most will remember him as a small business owner, church deacon, fraternity man, or depending on how...]]>
RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Ticket Giveaway - Sponsored By Club Station House https://illinoistimes.com/article-20826-rent-20th-anniversary-tour-ticket-giveaway-sponsored-by-club-station-house.html RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Ticket Giveaway - Sponsored By Club Station House
 Enter your email below for a chance to win in a pair of tickets to see RENT 20th Anniversary Tour at UIS Sangamon Auditoriumon January 30, 2019.Sweepstakes ends January 25th   ...]]>
2019 Capital City Cover Art Contest https://illinoistimes.com/article-20808-2019-capital-city-cover-art-contest.html 2019 Capital City Cover Art Contest
  2019 Capital City Cover Art ContestWe are looking for a tasteful, full-color, artistic rendition of our beloved 16th president,Abraham Lincoln, for the cover of our upcoming 2019 edition o...]]>
Editor's note 1/3/19 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20787-editors-note-1_3_19.html Editor's note 1/3/19
 Washington is all upset about a government shutdown of a few days, but Illinois kept its shutdown going for two years, and not everything is back up and running yet. That could change soon, with...]]>
Prosecutor fails “A little girl lost” https://illinoistimes.com/article-20788-prosecutor-fails-%25E2%2580%259Ca-little-girl-lost%25E2%2580%259D.html Prosecutor fails “A little girl lost”
 Daniel Mills, son of U.S. District Court Judge Richard Mills, lost his license to practice law in 2009, three years after he was walked out of the state’s attorney’s office where he’d work...]]>
archival discovery #14 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20790-archival-discovery-14.html archival discovery #14
archival discovery #14found my oldest sister’s well documentedbaby book the rest of us had semi-docsor no baby book at all in it jo’s mom wrote ananecdote: “Little Joan, 3, had heard us speak of...]]>
Pipes and patronage - Sewer district pays well https://illinoistimes.com/article-20789-pipes-and-patronage.html Pipes and patronage - Sewer district pays well
 Daniel Mills, son of U.S. District Court Judge Richard Mills, lost his license to practice law in 2009, three years after he was walked out of the state’s attorney’s office where he’d work...]]>
Letters to the Editor 1/3/19 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20791-letters-to-the-editor-1_3_19.html Letters to the Editor 1/3/19
HOG CONFINEMENT CONCERNSA Springfield family owning The Pinnacle Group/Farmland Solutions has plans in place to allow manure to be spread on their approximate 400 acres of farmland, which is almost 10...]]>
Couple claims discrimination - Habitat for Humanity denies allegations https://illinoistimes.com/article-20792-couple-claims-discrimination.html Couple claims discrimination - Habitat for Humanity denies allegations
 The sides can’t agree on what happened, and so at least one thing must be true: Someone is either lying or mistaken.Alex and Taylor Walker say they were the subject of discrimination at the ha...]]>
DON’T FRET https://illinoistimes.com/article-20793-don%25E2%2580%2599t-fret.html DON’T FRET
The Illinois State Museum is chock full of interesting stuff to see, ponder and sometimes hear. Next week likely will prove a delight for all the senses as Bryan Bowers is scheduled to perform at 7 p....]]>
DONUTS. Mmmm. https://illinoistimes.com/article-20794-donuts-mmmm.html DONUTS. Mmmm.
No one was happier than us when Mayor Jim “Jelly” Langfelder pulled the trigger on buying the iconic Sonrise Donut sign for the low, low price of $22,000 during a recent auction that made us, fran...]]>