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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 ...
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 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...
Monday, April 10, 2017 02:50 pm
 In  “Historic omissions” (April 6, 2017) I praised Carlinville’s John M. Palmer as a memoirist. He published his Perrsonal Recollections: The Story of an Earnest Life (Robert Clark...
Thursday, March 23, 2017 08:47 am
The piece about the Springfield Redbirds that appeared in the paper on March 23, 2017, was shortened by rain, so to speak. Readers interested in the complete version will find it here, as it appear...
Monday, March 20, 2017 09:09 am
 A skeptical reader wondered how the Trumpish crackdown on unpapered immigrants might hurt Illinois agriculture, as I argued it would in "Absolutely ridiculous." More than 70 percent of...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 09:26 am
 You really ought to go see "Shifting Sands: Springfield's Architectural Legacy, Part 2," a photographic portrait of a changing Springfield. Co-curated by the excellent Erika Holst, a regula...

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