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Thursday, April 28, 2016 10:34 am
Samuel Scott III, the retired chairman and CEO of Corn Products International, which now calls itself  Ingredion. He gave a speech to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs in which he examin...
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 01:45 pm
 A drearily familiar story came briefly back to mind in today's Trib. The campus in Harvard in northern Illinois that Motorola opened in 1997 to make cellphones. and which had been closed since ...
Monday, April 25, 2016 08:48 am
 This week I take up, and just as quickly put down, the question of a graduated income tax for Illinois. Not many states have a flat rate tax on incomes. Illinois does so for reasons that ha...
Monday, April 25, 2016 08:37 am
 The article on Illinois Indian language by Michael McCafferty that I referred to in "Mis-say it loud, mis-say it proud" appears in Protohistory at the Grand Village of the Kaskaskia: The Illin...
Friday, April 22, 2016 07:22 pm
It would be hard to defend Ariel Vromen’s Criminal so I’m not going to try.  Right off the bat I will admit the film’s premise is something akin to what you’d find in a sci-fi comic bo...
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 01:51 pm
 What with 12 years having passed since the release of Barbershop 2: Back in Business, one would think that the “sell by” date for yet another sequel to Ice Cube’s surprise 2002 hit would...
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 01:53 pm
When the National Park Service in 1971 took over the blocks of Eighth and Jackson streets around the Lincoln home, it ruthlessly cleared them of any structures that had not been standing w...
Thursday, March 31, 2016 08:55 am
Space limitations kept me from discussing all of Springfield's International Style buildings in my recent column on jet-age architecture. You’d think that the basic building model for the state fa...

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