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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...
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 ...
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. ...
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 08:16 am
 In “Merge, right?” and “Honest, officer, I didn’t see it coming,” I ventured the opinion that the State of Illinois does not set the licensing bar for automobile drivers high enough...
Monday, June 22, 2015 02:23 pm
In "The razor blade in the apple," I examined Mr. Rauner's proposal to freeze property taxes, exempt local governments from the Prevailing Wage Act and allow those governments to limit wh...
Monday, June 15, 2015 08:02 am
“No more property tax hikes without taxpayer approval,” preached brother Rauner last year. He pays property taxes in a lot of states, so maybe he forgot that in Illinois most property tax hikes...

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