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Saturday, July 25, 2015 08:14 am
 In “Naming rights and wrongs,” I discussed, but did not settle, a question raised by Rick Miller of Capitol Fax, to whit, whether government facilities and entities in Illinois should be ...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 02:38 pm
 In “The razor blade in the apple” I ventured to dismiss Mr. Rauner’s proposal to exempt local governments from the Prevailing Wage Act, which sets a locally controlled floor for constru...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 02:16 pm
 In my 2013 column “Happier endings” I deplored the fact that doctors of patients in the final stages of incurable diseases so often continue to administer invasive or unpleasant treatments...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 08:12 am
 In “Town character,” my recent column about the hometown as hero in mid-Illinois books, I noted that towns, like people, have different personalities. They are born, grow old and die. In ...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 02:22 pm

Highlights from the fifth-ever issue of Illinois Times

Housing is a big part of the human experience, but we rarely think about how much it affects our lives. A person's home says a lot about them, and mobile homes are no exception. The fifth-ever issue...
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 12:43 am

Highlights from the fourth issue of Illinois Times, Oct. 9, 1975

The more things change, the more they stay the same. That's the feeling I get every time I pick up an old copy of Illinois Times....
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 03:32 pm

Belief system touted in new book by charismatic duo

As it happens, the next two items on my summer reading list are "Going Clear" by Lawrence Wright, the controversial tell-all about the Church of Scientology; and "Zone Theory" by Tim Heidecker and...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 02:59 pm
 Recently Rich Miller argued in a post on his Capitol Fax blog site that having a county named as John C. Calhoun, the secessionist Southern senator, was unbecoming to a progressive state. ...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 09:45 am
The premiere of Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s Me and Earl and the Dying Girl at this year’s Sundance Film Festival proved once more that, as with most things in life, timing is everything.  This quir...

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