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Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 01:02 am
 For years, sagacious observers have warned that the real treat to prosperity in Illinois is not high taxes or low politics but stagnant population growth. I addressed the issue in a 2014 colum...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:18 am

An account of the demolition of the Hotel Abraham Lincoln, 1978

 As part of our 40th anniversary observances, and in light of more recent events, we will revisit some of columns from James Krohe Jr.’s Prejudices series that ran from 1977 to 1994. Typos in t...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:17 am
MAKING A SCENEIn response to Scott Faingold’s Dec. 17 Illinois Times cover story, “Making a scene,” which asks the question “Will Springfield pay more for better music?”, I think the answer,...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:16 am
 It was 40 years and a few months ago that a group of visionary entrepreneurs gathered in Springfield to start a weekly newspaper they called Illinois Times. They found a ready audience and, more...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:15 am
 Trucks: we see them every day on Illinois roads. We ride alongside them on the freeway. Many may be surprised to learn that the professional trucking industry has been a critical part of making...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:14 am
 Learn the art of self defense in a free, hour-long seminar led by Mark Commean, a black belt trainer in the art of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu since 2001 and current head instructor and owner at Gracie Hum...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:13 am
 Indulge your excitement for the 25th Annual Molly Schlich Independent and International Film Series by attending a popcorn and fun-filled preview party at the Springfield Art Association on Wedn...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:12 am
 The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism, theater and comedy to create a superstar sports show that will delight the young and old alike. The team pla...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:11 am
 My girlfriend’s “best friend” is a straight guy. I trust that she thinks he’s just her friend. However, as a guy, I know that if he could hit it, he would. FYI, I’m not really a jealou...

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