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Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:01 am

Creativity and nutrition in packing school lunches

 My mother, amazing cook though she was, did not pack a very good school lunch, at least from a kid perspective. She really didn’t do breakfast at all, and lunch was usually leftovers from dinn...
Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 05:01 pm
 In a recent blog post about the recent agitations about Confederate statues, I cited disapprovingly the opinion of economist and gadlfly Tyler Cowen. Cowen offered a fuller explication of h...
Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 11:31 am
 About those Confederate statues, which I write about in my new column: Tyler Cowen, a critic of some influence these days, praised Baltimore’s mayor who decided to remove that city’s conf...
Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 08:38 am
I have been observing the population decline in Illinois' rural parts for decades now. (See “Devoid of life” from July 14, 2011.) In the current issue of Illinois Issues magazine,&...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:23 am

Springfield as portrayed in panoramic maps

 Springfieldians are always trying to get above themselves. As I noted in “Seeking the scenic in central Illinois” (Aug. 19, 2010), something must be seen to be scenic, and seeing the landsca...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:22 am
 The self-described “Geniuses of Wall Street” are being stupid. Again.In 2007, their stupid schemes and frauds crashed our economy, destroying middle-class jobs, wealth and opportunities. Far...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:21 am
 Chicago has vast property wealth and the largest population by far in Illinois. But it also has a large amount of that property wealth locked up in Tax Increment Financing districts.According to...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:20 am
 BRAGGING ON BRANDONI thoroughly enjoyed your article on my grandson, Brandon Sheppard. (“Cleaning up,” Bruce Rushton, Aug 10). You got it right, and our family would like to thank you for ca...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:19 am
 After President Trump came out with his second Charlottesville statement on Monday, this one denouncing racism and the Ku Klux Klan, some listeners were ready to say it’s OK if he took 48 hour...

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