IllinoisTimes - IT Picks https://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-41-1-it-picks.html Sun, 16 Jun 19 00:00:00 -0400 en hourly 1 History Comes Alive https://illinoistimes.com/article-21319-history-comes-alive.html History Comes Alive
 The history of cricket goes back to 16th century England. It later made a successful leap across the Atlantic and eventually made its way to this area by the early 1800s. For a time, it was almo...]]>
Concert season https://illinoistimes.com/article-21320-concert-season.html Concert season
 Municipal bands are a tradition in many towns and cities nationwide, and Springfield is fortunate to have one. In fact, for over 80 years the Springfield Municipal Band has been providing summer...]]>
Cotton candy and country music https://illinoistimes.com/article-21304-cotton-candy-and-country-music.html Cotton candy and country music
 The folks at the Sangamon County Fair are in high gear right now, getting ready to kick off the six-day gem that is one of the highlights of summer in these parts.  The fair crew does a gre...]]>
Autism Support of Central Illinois https://illinoistimes.com/article-21305-autism-support-of-central-illinois.html Autism Support of Central Illinois
Autism spectrum disorder is a complex developmental disability the signs of which typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Those...]]>
47th anniversary concert https://illinoistimes.com/article-21277-47th-anniversary-concert.html 47th anniversary concert
 In celebration of their years of singing together, Pastor Jerry Jones and The Fantastic Jones Family will perform a 47th anniversary concert at Fresh Visions Community Church, along with gospel...]]>
Illinois State Museum https://illinoistimes.com/article-21278-illinois-state-museum.html Illinois State Museum
 A feature of the Illinois State Museum’s summer program is a series of five search activities which will enable families to have a fuller experience of the exhibits in which they are intereste...]]>
Locally grown food and artisan products https://illinoistimes.com/article-21254-locally-grown-food-and-artisan-products.html Locally grown food and artisan products
 The Old Capitol Farmers Market has been produced by Downtown Springfield Inc. since 1999 with major support from HSHS St. John’s Hospital and also with support from Development Services Group,...]]>
Movies in the Park https://illinoistimes.com/article-21228-movies-in-the-park.html Movies in the Park
 This summer the Springfield Park District will host a series of outdoor monthly movies.  Each movie will begin at dusk, or around 8 p.m.  All of the movies are family-friendly and free...]]>
50 years since Stonewall https://illinoistimes.com/article-21229-50-years-since-stonewall.html 50 years since Stonewall
 The 1950s and 60s were a time when gay Americans faced an anti-gay legal system. Police raids on gay bars were usual and tensions between the two groups were already high in the early morning ho...]]>
College Sports https://illinoistimes.com/article-21199-college-sports.html College Sports
 The Illinois History Forum returns this year with discussions on topics ranging from war to college sports. Experts in their fields will lead each discussion, giving the audience opportunities t...]]>
The stuff of show business dreams https://illinoistimes.com/article-21201-the-stuff-of-show-business-dreams.html The stuff of show business dreams
 An American musical and classic tale, 42nd Street tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway.  Arriving...]]>
Standing on Her Shoulders https://illinoistimes.com/article-21182-standing-on-her-shoulders.html Standing on Her Shoulders
 In 1919, Congress passed the 19th amendment which forbade states to deny the right to vote on the basis of sex and sent it to the states for ratification. Illinois was one of the first three sta...]]>
Autism Support of Central Illinois https://illinoistimes.com/article-21183-autism-support-of-central-illinois.html Autism Support of Central Illinois
Part of the mission of Autism Support of Central Illinois (ASCI) is to provide sensory-friendly events, grants, access to resources, support and educational programming for children with autism and th...]]>
Elijah Iles House https://illinoistimes.com/article-21173-elijah-iles-house.html Elijah Iles House
 The Elijah Iles House was built in the 1830s, making it one of Springfield’s oldest houses. There is evidence that it was designed by the same architect who designed the Old State Capitol. It...]]>
217 Food Week https://illinoistimes.com/article-21174-217-food-week.html 217 Food Week
 217 Food Weeks are intended to highlight local flavors and promote local businesses.  Each food week focuses on a particular type of food or drink such as burgers, Italian dishes or appetiz...]]>
Alchemist Review launch https://illinoistimes.com/article-21148-alchemist-review-launch.html Alchemist Review launch
 The University of Illinois Springfield presents the 8th annual Student Technology, Arts and Research Symposium (STARS). UIS undergraduate and graduate students will showcase their research and c...]]>
Crepusculum https://illinoistimes.com/article-21150-crepusculum.html Crepusculum
 The SAA Collective is hosting another installment of Night Gallery. Gallery director Corrin McWhirter will lead the tour of “Crepusculum,” featuring works by Joe Ciaccio, ...]]>
The Animal Protective League’s annual fundraising event  https://illinoistimes.com/article-21137-the-animal-protective-league%25E2%2580%2599s-annual-fundraising-event%25C2%25A0.html The Animal Protective League’s annual fundraising event 
 The Animal Protective League (APL) will hold its annual Upscale Collectible Sale this Friday and Saturday at White Oaks Mall in the upper level of the space previously occupied by Bergner’s.&n...]]>
An opportunity to get credit help from finance professionals https://illinoistimes.com/article-21138-an-opportunity-to-get-credit-help-from-finance-professionals.html An opportunity to get credit help from finance professionals
 Not paying off debt can have a negative impact your credit score. A low credit score makes it more difficult to find a bank or credit card company to lend you money or lend it at an attractive i...]]>
Connecting teens with opportunities and services https://illinoistimes.com/article-21102-connecting-teens-with-opportunities-and-services.html Connecting teens with opportunities and services
 The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois, in partnership with the City of Springfield and the Sangamon County Juvenile Justice Council, is hosting its 4th Annual Teen Job Fair and Res...]]>
GAR Memorial Museum opens for the season https://illinoistimes.com/article-21103-gar-memorial-museum-opens-for-the-season.html GAR Memorial Museum opens for the season
 The National Women’s Relief Corps, auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, Inc., (GAR), announced the reopening of the GAR Memorial Museum for the 2019 season. The museum will be open 10...]]>
A meditation on the delicate balance between humans and nature https://illinoistimes.com/article-21089-a-meditation-on-the-delicate-balance-between-humans-and-nature.html A meditation on the delicate balance between humans and nature
 Each month the Paul Mickey Learning Series features a different topic and speaker that are free and open to the public.  A film screening of The Guardians is featured this month. Shot over...]]>
The Middle Passage https://illinoistimes.com/article-21059-the-middle-passage.html The Middle Passage
 The Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum (AAHM) will host a grand opening for the exhibit The Middle Passage. The Middle Passage refers to the part of the slave trade...]]>
UIS Visual Arts Gallery walk-through https://illinoistimes.com/article-21060-uis-visual-arts-gallery-walk-through.html UIS Visual Arts Gallery walk-through
 The University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery is hosting a curatorial walk-through for its current exhibition, The Magnificently Mundane, a group exhibition that presents works sele...]]>
Salary Negotiation Workshop https://illinoistimes.com/article-21021-salary-negotiation-workshop.html Salary Negotiation Workshop
 American Association of University Women’s research on the gender pay gap shows that one year out of college women are already paid significantly less than men. Women who work full time take h...]]>
Share the Irish Spirit https://illinoistimes.com/article-21022-share-the-irish-spirit.html Share the Irish Spirit
 Springfield’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been an annual event since 1985.  That year the grand marshal was William “Pinky” McHenry who was instrumental in the revitalization of St...]]>
19th Annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theater https://illinoistimes.com/article-21003-19th-annual-murder-mystery-dinner-theater.html 19th Annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
 The Friends of the Chatham Area Public Library was founded in 1986 and is a volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds to supplement the library’s annual budget for materials...]]>
A conversation to die for https://illinoistimes.com/article-21004-a-conversation-to-die-for.html A conversation to die for
 If you are interested in drinking tea, eating cake and discussing death, an opportunity for you to do so is forthcoming.  The Chiara Center is hosting a Death Café on Tuesday, March 12. As...]]>
A three-day exposition for horse owners and horse lovers https://illinoistimes.com/article-20984-a-three-day-exposition-for-horse-owners-and-horse-lovers.html A three-day exposition for horse owners and horse lovers
 The Illinois Horse Fair is the largest all-breed horse event in the state. It is full of educational opportunities with world and national champion trainers and exhibitors, and up and coming cli...]]>
An orchestra’s 60th anniversary year https://illinoistimes.com/article-20985-an-orchestra%25E2%2580%2599s-60th-anniversary-year.html An orchestra’s 60th anniversary year
 The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is one of the world’s greatest chamber orchestras, renowned for fresh, brilliant interpretations of the world’s greatest classical music. This performa...]]>