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Sunday, June 4, 2017 03:11 pm
Chicago Highlands' 5th hole. Photo from Golf AdvisorThis week I wrote about golf, more specifically about golf courses in and around Illinois. Among them are Chicago Highlands in suburban Westchest...
Thursday, May 25, 2017 03:12 pm
 As I discuss at length in “Park-ing problems,” the Rauner-backed North Mansion Y-Block Development Group NFP has proposed to fill the vacant Y block with a block-square park whose main fe...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 08:25 am
 Will Baumol died on May 4. He is the economist who conceived of the concept of “cost disease.” An  interesting man and an important thinker. He is obituarized here and his ideas are ...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 09:27 am
Made for the superhero generation, Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is an origin story about an orphan who finds out he has a destiny, gets a magical object that gives him superhuman...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 04:57 pm
 Donald Trump's bluster about penalizing "sanctuary cities" such as Chicago by withholding federal funds that have nowt to do with immigration is based on his assertion that such cities violat...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 04:44 pm
The antics of Congressional Republicans trying to vandalize the Affordable Care Act are outside my brief here at Illinois Times, except to the extent that they threaten to do harm to Illinoisans. Happ...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 11:24 am
Perhaps it’s from having watched Fox TV’s excellent mini-series Feud, the chronicle of the fierce rivalry between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis that occurred during the making of What Ever Happe...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 08:30 am
 In "The hog and I" (April 20, 2017) I recalled a magazine article I wrote in 1982 about the hog industry. It was a fun piece, but the information in it is badly dated; the funniest bit is wher...
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:11 am
There’s definitely some merit to W.C. Fields famous warning about the dangers of working with children and animals. They’re unpredictable, at time amateurish and guaranteed to upstage you just by ...

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