IllinoisTimes - Cap City https://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-56-1-cap-city.html Sun, 23 Sep 18 00:00:00 -0400 en hourly 1 NOMINATE GOOD FOOD https://illinoistimes.com/article-20464-nominate-good-food.html NOMINATE GOOD FOOD
Got a favorite healthy local restaurant, chef or market? Now is the time to let the world know by nominating them for the coveted Snail of Approval. Since 2012, Slow Food Springfield has presented the...]]>
INDIA NIGHT BENEFITS HOMELESS https://illinoistimes.com/article-20465-india-night-benefits-homeless.html INDIA NIGHT BENEFITS HOMELESS
The Asian Indian Women’s Organization (AIWO) will host “a vibrant evening of music, dance, elegant Indian fashion and fine cuisine,” in the form of its 11th India Night, which will be Friday, Se...]]>
U OF I ENROLLMENT GROWS https://illinoistimes.com/article-20413-u-of-i-enrollment-grows.html U OF I ENROLLMENT GROWS
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...]]>
INVENTOR, MUSICIAN WITH A STORY https://illinoistimes.com/article-20414-inventor-musician-with-a-story.html INVENTOR, MUSICIAN WITH A STORY
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...]]>
HOSPITALS BOOST COMMUNITY HEALTH https://illinoistimes.com/article-20370-hospitals-boost-community-health.html HOSPITALS BOOST COMMUNITY HEALTH
The American Hospital Association presented a national award last week to both HSHS St. John’s Hospital and Memorial Medical Center for their work to improve the health and quality of life in the En...]]>
AUTHOR AT NEW SALEM https://illinoistimes.com/article-20372-author-at-new-salem.html AUTHOR AT NEW SALEM
Jan Jacobi, author of a new young adult historical novel called Young Lincoln, will be appearing at the Railsplitter Gift Shop inside Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site to sign copies of the bo...]]>
Quitters wanted https://illinoistimes.com/article-20356-quitters-wanted.html Quitters wanted
Employees at the State Journal-Register this week received an offer from the paper’s owner that many, most likely, will want to refuse. Gatehouse Media, the paper’s corporate parent, has invited e...]]>
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...]]>
LINKING UP https://illinoistimes.com/article-20286-linking-up.html LINKING UP
We never quite understood why University of Springfield Illinois ended up where it did, on the outskirts of town where easy access to Wendy’s and Taco Bell on Toronto Road is about the best thing on...]]>
HAPPY HOOKAHS https://illinoistimes.com/article-20287-happy-hookahs.html HAPPY HOOKAHS
More than a decade after hookah lounges started springing up in college towns and big cities across the land, the capital city, at last, stands at the precipice. The Springfield City Council has befor...]]>
“Art Meets Writing” at SAA Collective https://illinoistimes.com/article-20273-%25E2%2580%259Cart-meets-writing%25E2%2580%259D-at-saa-collective.html “Art Meets Writing” at SAA Collective
The SAA Collective will host a free public reception for In Black and White: Art Meets Writing, an international, interdisciplinary exhibition from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3. The collaborative exhibi...]]>
THE DYNAMIC DUO https://illinoistimes.com/article-20274-the-dynamic-duo.html THE DYNAMIC DUO
When last we saw state Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, R-Leland Grove, and Catie Sheehan on the same team (other than the Republican Party), they were enlightening us with news and other fantastic tales o...]]>
OBAMA, LINCOLN AND SAM https://illinoistimes.com/article-20250-obama-lincoln-and-sam.html OBAMA, LINCOLN AND SAM
State Sen. Sam McCann, R/CP/AFL-CIO/?-Plainview, caused quite a stir this week by announcing that he’s sponsoring legislation that would yank $180 million in state road funds that’s slated to help...]]>
ARMORED ANGELS FIGHT VIOLENCE https://illinoistimes.com/article-20251-armored-angels-fight-violence.html ARMORED ANGELS FIGHT VIOLENCE
Springfield-based Armored Angels, Inc. will host the “Fighting for Women Medieval Sword Workshop” on Saturday morning, July 28. The fundraising workshop will include training from Chicago martial...]]>
SIU EMERGENCY PRACTICE https://illinoistimes.com/article-20221-siu-emergency-practice.html SIU EMERGENCY PRACTICE
SIU Medical School residents and students will participate in the seventh annual Emergency Medical Services Day. Weather permitting, a helicopter crew will land and simulate a flight, discussing the s...]]>
JACKSON LEADS PRAYER IN KOREA https://illinoistimes.com/article-20222-jackson-leads-prayer-in-korea.html JACKSON LEADS PRAYER IN KOREA
At the invitation of the National Council of Churches in Korea, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., will deliver the opening prayer at a national vigil for peace next week at the Korean demilitarized zone (DM...]]>
HEART SURGERY RECOVERY https://illinoistimes.com/article-20199-heart-surgery-recovery.html HEART SURGERY RECOVERY
The Prairie Heart Institute at HSHS St. John’s Hospital will open a new cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU) July 16. The new space will be dedicated to helping cardiac patients recover after...]]>
FIRES AND OTHER DISASTERS https://illinoistimes.com/article-20200-fires-and-other-disasters.html FIRES AND OTHER DISASTERS
When last we checked, folks conducting a series of polls about the best and biggest as part of observances of Illinois’ bicentennial had decreed that the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Mus...]]>
HUMMINGBIRD FESTIVALS https://illinoistimes.com/article-20183-hummingbird-festivals.html HUMMINGBIRD FESTIVALS
The Engle Farm in Roodhouse will be the site of two Hummingbird Festivals, scheduled for Thursday, July 12 and Sunday, Aug. 12. Despite this having been a disappointing year for area hummingbird enthu...]]>
BICENTENNIAL COIN DESIGNER https://illinoistimes.com/article-20184-bicentennial-coin-designer.html BICENTENNIAL COIN DESIGNER
Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs recently announced Hayden Schumer of Chatham as the winner of the bicentennial coin contest. The design was one of five finalists voted on by the public. The...]]>
JOBS FOR VETS https://illinoistimes.com/article-20105-jobs-for-vets.html JOBS FOR VETS
Got a discharge? Need a job? The American Legion might be able to help. As part of the American Legion Department of Illinois’ 100th annual convention at the Bank of Springfield Center next month, t...]]>
ABE IN EVERY COURTHOUSE https://illinoistimes.com/article-20106-abe-in-every-courthouse.html ABE IN EVERY COURTHOUSE
A digital reproduction of Alexander Hesler’s famous Abraham Lincoln portrait was unveiled in the first floor lobby of the Sangamon County Courthouse this week. Of the original portrait, taken on Jun...]]>
Tuck-pointing made easy https://illinoistimes.com/article-20071-tuck-pointing-made-easy.html Tuck-pointing made easy
After a two-year wait, Springfield resident and inventor Sean Denny has received the patent for a new device called the grout bag (a catchier name is likely forthcoming when it goes to market). “I h...]]>
TITANS OF BUSINESS https://illinoistimes.com/article-20072-titans-of-business.html TITANS OF BUSINESS
High school students from Sangamon County will be among more than 30 budding Midwest entrepreneurs scheduled to gather Sunday at the Keller Convention Center in Effingham for a trade show sponsored by...]]>
A BRAKE ON GOLDEN PARACHUTES https://illinoistimes.com/article-20054-a-brake-on-golden-parachutes.html A BRAKE ON GOLDEN PARACHUTES
We’ll confess that we sometimes don’t know what to make of the Chicago-based Better Government Association. On the one hand, they’re in favor, as the name implies, of better government, which is...]]>
The Best Museum https://illinoistimes.com/article-20055-the-best-museum.html The Best Museum
Fossils? Fuhgedaboudit. Picasso? Please. The best museum in Illinois isn’t up north. Rather, voters in a recent online election chose the Abraham Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield as th...]]>
ENOS PARK ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE https://illinoistimes.com/article-20019-enos-park-artists-in-residence.html ENOS PARK ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE
Albuquerque-based artist Allyson Packer, Nick Wylie of Seattle and Illinois State University student Zack Buckley have been chosen as this summer’s artists-in-residence by the Enos Park Residency pr...]]>
TAKE THAT, HOTELS https://illinoistimes.com/article-20020-take-that-hotels.html TAKE THAT, HOTELS
If nothing else, Airbnb isn’t shy. In a missive sent this week, the company accused hotels of gouging during commencement exercises, squeezing proud families of graduates even more than they’ve al...]]>
Teaching kids about money https://illinoistimes.com/article-19958-teaching-kids-about-money.html Teaching kids about money
Area students are getting a free education in how to manage their money, thanks to Taylorville Community Credit Union, which is bringing Banzai, a national online financial literacy program, to 12 sch...]]>