IllinoisTimes - News https://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-30-1-news.html Wed, 12 Dec 18 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 From vaccines to child abuse - Springfield doctor gets national attention https://illinoistimes.com/article-20695-from-vaccines-to-child-abuse.html From vaccines to child abuse - Springfield doctor gets national attention
 A recent story in New Yorker magazine paints a Springfield radiologist as a physician who’s moved from the fringe of vaccine controversies to the outer limit of child abuse experts.Before beco...]]>
A stronger voice for the environment - Illinois Environmental Council buys a downtown office building, increasing Springfield presence https://illinoistimes.com/article-20699-a-stronger-voice-for-the-environment.html A stronger voice for the environment - Illinois Environmental Council buys a downtown office building, increasing Springfield presence
 Protecting Illinois schoolchildren from exposure to lead in drinking water, reducing health risks and environmental impacts of pesticides and funding open space acquisition are some of the accom...]]>
The Pharmacy gallery heads downtown https://illinoistimes.com/article-20667-the-pharmacy-gallery-heads-downtown.html The Pharmacy gallery heads downtown
 “Everyone I talk to is so excited about us moving into this new space,” said Janet Sgro, president of the nonprofit The Pharmacy Gallery and Art Space. The Pharmacy’s new location is at 62...]]>
Familiar faces in mayoral race - Contest pits incumbent against former alderman https://illinoistimes.com/article-20683-familiar-faces-in-mayoral-race.html Familiar faces in mayoral race - Contest pits incumbent against former alderman
 It’s been a dozen years since Springfield has seen a two-horse mayoral race.In 2007, incumbent Tim Davlin shellacked Bruce Strom, who got less than 40 percent of the vote, both in the primary...]]>
Off the record - Expungement summit gives hope to people with a past https://illinoistimes.com/article-20655-off-the-record.html Off the record - Expungement summit gives hope to people with a past
 A conviction and prison time for marijuana possession more than 10 years ago prevents him from becoming a registered nurse, said one of the 204  who showed up for the “Expungement and Rec...]]>
Accused killers have records - One was free on recognizance despite felonies https://illinoistimes.com/article-20658-accused-killers-have-records.html Accused killers have records - One was free on recognizance despite felonies
 Authorities haven’t said what led Michael Trone to the Sleep Inn.Trone’s body was found Sept. 7 in a room at the hotel at 3470 Freedom Drive, barely a mile from his Westchester home. Two men...]]>
Questions not limited to hat - ALPLM says it will study hat, fan https://illinoistimes.com/article-20634-questions-not-limited-to-hat.html Questions not limited to hat - ALPLM says it will study hat, fan
 A stovepipe hat that purportedly belonged to the Great Emancipator isn’t the only artifact at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum that needs further research to flesh out prove...]]>
Lincoln Land puts GIS to work on Green Map https://illinoistimes.com/article-20637-lincoln-land-puts-gis-to-work-on-green-map.html Lincoln Land puts GIS to work on Green Map
 The “Sustain Springfield Green Map” at llcc.edu/sustain-springfield is a work in progress, but then all good web-based resources are. The online map, launched by the Lincoln Land Community C...]]>
Trials and tribulations - Courtroom battles rare https://illinoistimes.com/article-20607-trials-and-tribulations.html Trials and tribulations - Courtroom battles rare
 The number of trials in Sangamon County Circuit Court has plummeted this year, mirroring a reduction in both trials and cases filed in courts nationwide.While the nationwide number of cases, and...]]>
Judge, prosecutor’s office exchange notes - “You’re rockin’ it” https://illinoistimes.com/article-20591-judge-prosecutor%25E2%2580%2599s-office-exchange-notes.html Judge, prosecutor’s office exchange notes - “You’re rockin’ it”
 Citing emails between U.S. District Court Judge Colin Bruce and employees of the U.S. attorney’s office, the federal public defender’s office in Springfield says the judge is so biased that...]]>
Faith Coalition registers hundreds to vote https://illinoistimes.com/article-20594-faith-coalition-registers-hundreds-to-vote.html Faith Coalition registers hundreds to vote
 Election Day is Nov. 6, a time when American citizens can exercise their right to vote. Unfortunately, many choose not to vote, for a variety of reasons. Some think their vote doesn’t matter....]]>
She fought the law and the law won https://illinoistimes.com/article-20595-she-fought-the-law-and-the-law-won.html She fought the law and the law won
 One of the most bitter child custody battles in state history ended Tuesday as Jennifer Watkins agreed to give up custody of her daughter Sidney to the girl’s paternal aunt.Watkins wept as she...]]>
She fought the law and the law won - Jennifer Watkins loses custody case https://illinoistimes.com/article-20575-she-fought-the-law-and-the-law-won.html She fought the law and the law won - Jennifer Watkins loses custody case
One of the most bitter child custody battles in state history ended Tuesday as Jennifer Watkins agreed to give up custody of her daughter Sidney to the girl’s paternal aunt. Watkins wept as s...]]>
The secret life of secrets https://illinoistimes.com/article-20520-the-secret-life-of-secrets.html The secret life of secrets
 “It’s beautiful to see the transformative power of secrets,” said Frank Warren, who will host the multimedia “PostSecret Live” presentation at the University of Illinois Springfield St...]]>
Edwards family’s trash becomes treasure - Springfield Art Association digs up relics used by social elite https://illinoistimes.com/article-20523-edwards-family%25E2%2580%2599s-trash-becomes-treasure.html Edwards family’s trash becomes treasure - Springfield Art Association digs up relics used by social elite
If the backhoe had dug just one foot to the east, it might have missed the feature altogether. As it was, archaeologist Floyd Mansberger and the crew of Fever River Research got lucky the day they put...]]>
Peace of paper - The artist explains her uncommon medium https://illinoistimes.com/article-20504-peace-of-paper.html Peace of paper - The artist explains her uncommon medium
 Betsy Dollar, whose current exhibition “New Paper Works” is ongoing at the Chatham Area Public Library, explained that papermaking was not always an end in itself for her. “It started out...]]>
Legacy’s Violet promises a transcendent musical road trip https://illinoistimes.com/article-20480-legacy%25E2%2580%2599s-violet-promises-a-transcendent-musical-road-trip.html Legacy’s Violet promises a transcendent musical road trip
 “Left my troubles back there when I climbed on board…”- from VioletFollowing a cross-country Greyhound ride undertaken by a young woman in search of healing, Violet is the Legacy Theatre�...]]>
Not just for business majors anymore - The MBA program at UIS broadens its appeal https://illinoistimes.com/article-20481-not-just-for-business-majors-anymore.html Not just for business majors anymore - The MBA program at UIS broadens its appeal
Associate professor Nathan Steele, Ph.D., a popular and respected instructor and researcher in the University of Illinois Springfield’s college of business and management for over a decade, is excit...]]>
Alleged prison rape prompt lawsuits - Criminal charges pending https://illinoistimes.com/article-20463-alleged-prison-rape-prompt-lawsuits.html Alleged prison rape prompt lawsuits - Criminal charges pending
 Officials at Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln have ignored sexual misconduct involving guards and other employees, according to three lawsuits filed since last November.Two of the lawsuits,...]]>
Young activists host advocacy summit at UIS https://illinoistimes.com/article-20466-young-activists-host-advocacy-summit-at-uis.html Young activists host advocacy summit at UIS
 Glenwood High School senior Clare Farnsworth, 18, became interested in political activism after witnessing news reports of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in F...]]>
County sales tax would improve old Springfield school buildings https://illinoistimes.com/article-20412-county-sales-tax-would-improve-old-springfield-school-buildings.html County sales tax would improve old Springfield school buildings
 In November, Sangamon County voters will have the opportunity to vote on a proposed one percent increase in sales tax. In District 186 the proceeds would be used exclusively to make improvements...]]>
Federal judge may face inquiry - Removal from cases signals action, expert says https://illinoistimes.com/article-20415-federal-judge-may-face-inquiry.html Federal judge may face inquiry - 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...]]>
Vachel getting plenty of attention in 2018 - Original works on display at SAA this month https://illinoistimes.com/article-20416-vachel-getting-plenty-of-attention-in-2018.html Vachel getting plenty of attention in 2018 - 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...]]>
New laws streamline mental health and addiction treatments https://illinoistimes.com/article-20399-new-laws-streamline-mental-health-and-addiction-treatments.html New laws streamline mental health and addiction treatments
 Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law a package of bills to improve treatments and medical access for mental health and substance use disorders. At a press conference at the Memorial Center for...]]>
Explore the world from Springfield https://illinoistimes.com/article-20400-explore-the-world-from-springfield.html Explore the world from Springfield
Springfield-area residents can learn firsthand about U.S. foreign policy and global economic issues through free programs presented by the World Affairs Council of Central Illinois (WACCI). This civic...]]>
Pillars of salt https://illinoistimes.com/article-20368-pillars-of-salt.html Pillars of salt
 St. Louis-based artist Amanda Bowles’ current exhibit at the University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery is entitled “digital dusk shadow storage,” a multimedia installation whi...]]>
SPD fights gun violence with tough love https://illinoistimes.com/article-20369-spd-fights-gun-violence-with-tough-love.html SPD fights gun violence with tough love
 Springfield Police Department Chief Kenny Winslow spoke at the Citizens Club of Springfield’s August policy breakfast, held at Hoogland Center for the Arts on Friday, Aug. 24. His subject was...]]>
CLIMATE MARCH IN DECATUR https://illinoistimes.com/article-20371-climate-march-in-decatur.html CLIMATE MARCH IN DECATUR
Macon County activist group SONA (Save Our National Areas, a subcommittee of the nonprofit Community Environmental Council of Macon County) will lead the “RISE for climate, jobs and justice march”...]]>
State: Sidney Watkins shouldn’t live with mom - Mom apologizes during hearing https://illinoistimes.com/article-20355-state-sidney-watkins-shouldn%25E2%2580%2599t-live-with-mom.html State: Sidney Watkins shouldn’t live with mom - Mom apologizes during hearing
 While Sidney Watkins attended her first day of school as a sixth-grader last week, her mother, Jennifer, had a bad day in court in the latest chapter of a custody battle that began a decade ago....]]>
Library of Congress wants riot artifacts - Rail relocation uncovers remnants of 1908 riot https://illinoistimes.com/article-20357-library-of-congress-wants-riot-artifacts.html Library of Congress wants riot artifacts - Rail relocation uncovers remnants of 1908 riot
The long-brewing Springfield rail relocation project, which would move the railroad tracks currently on Third Street to 10th Street, has unearthed significant archaeological findings from the 1908 Spr...]]>