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Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:28 am

The immigration issue in Springfield in the 1980s

 As part of Illinois Times’ 40th anniversary observances, we will revisit in light of more recent events columns from James Krohe Jr.’s Prejudices series that ran from 1977 to 1994. Minor err...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:27 am
 When I crossed paths with a Democratic Party campaign consultant in Austin last March, I suggested he come out to the local International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers hall to hear Bernie Sa...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:26 am
Gov. Bruce Rauner blew a perfect opportunity last week to finally drive a public wedge between Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan, clearly put Madigan on the defensive,...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:25 am
 HIDDEN COST OF FOODAs consumers, we don’t typically take much time to think about the origins of the food on our plate, so I was glad to read your Jan. 14 article by Brittany Hilderbrand entit...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:24 am
The state of the state? Confused. Illinois can’t understand how its new, inexperienced governor can continue to keep a straight face while pretending that his anti-union agenda is more important tha...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:23 am
Many people recognize the name of Jane Addams from high school history textbooks, but few know much else about this incomparable woman of 19th-century Illinois history. And she was hardly the only one...
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 12:21 am

A new book offers not quite everything you wanted to know about corn

 I grew up within a block of a corn field on the east end of Springfield. Nearly every weekend of those years we’d visit the relatives on their farm outside Beardstown; over the potholes and th...

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