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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...
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...
Monday, March 21, 2016 09:03 am
In "Off the rack" I chided the governor for his too-casual choices of attire while on the job. I concede that my standards in such matters were shaped by my first tow governors, William Stratton and...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 05:21 pm
This week I take up the governor’s choices in clothes, but I can find no fault with his grooming. I haven’t always been able to say that about Illinois’s senior politicians. In a 1990 column t...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 05:14 pm
 Usually when the subject is Illinois governors and someone brings up cuffs, you know what they mean. But this week I’m talking about attire, not arrests. We’ve had chief executives who pre...
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 10:23 am
 In “Unplugged” I wondered why Illinois’ internet service is so backward. I probably should have specified Downstate Illinois. These days Comcast customers in suburbs can get se...
Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 10:38 am
A faithful reader was kind enough to share her own recollections of Adrian Belew in Springfield. She writes: ...

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