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Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 02:28 pm
 I am on a Bruce Rauner fast, during which I have foresworn insulting our new governor. So I will instead refer you to Guardian columnist Jeb Lund’s recent appreciation of Mr. Rauner’s rol...
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 05:30 pm
 As I noted in my previous post – yes, this is a blog, not a column, in spite of what our menu says – I considered the demise of the American diner in my column to be published on September...
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 05:07 pm
 This week I take up the subject of the demise of the American diner. There are lots of reasons why this is happening, which I didn’t have space to examine in my column. In the big cities ...
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 03:48 pm
 Downtown parking was in the news for about five minutes the other day, as it usually is this time of year when the annual Central Area Parking Survey is released by the Springfield-Sangamon Co...
Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 09:46 am
I have occasionally used my space in this paper to remark on the dearth of the scenic in most of central Illinois. In “Living in three dimensions” I observed in a helpful tone that whatever goo...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 05:23 pm
 In “The needle and the records won“ I tried to make a case that doping in sports in inevitable and unavoidable, and that only cure is, in effect, to make it legal.   We don’t ...
Friday, July 31, 2015 11:24 am
 No loyal son or daughter of Illinois can ignore this pleas from Tara Winter, the Director of Development for the Illinois State Historical Society. ...
Friday, July 31, 2015 11:19 am
Words are to a writer what nails are to carpenter or lies to a diplomat. To do your job well you must choose just the right one for the job. I was chagrined today to learn, some 60 years late, that...
Friday, July 31, 2015 09:03 am
Now and then in recent columns, I’ve touched on the risks and the occasional opportunities faced by Illinois as the world’s climate changes. Over at WUIS-FM’s useful news site, three experts ...
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 03:15 pm
In August, the Springfield Muni Opera will stage West Side Story. Directed and choreographed by Anna Bussing, the Broadway classic will play  August 7-8, 13-15 and 20-22. (Curtain at  8:0...

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