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Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:25 am
It seems almost surreal for Springfield to go on with business as usual when there is so much going wrong. The Illinois State Museum is about to shut down for no good reason, homeless shelters through...
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:24 am
Hostility towards immigrants had been building for years. By the middle of the decade, xenophobia reached its peak, leading to a widespread belief that immigrants were threatening to destroy American...
Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 04:32 pm

And keep those cards and letters coming

 There are few things that we here at Illinois Times enjoy more than letters from readers.Nary a week goes by that an envelope sans return address doesn’t show up in my mailbox. Usually, the se...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am
CRIMINALIZING SPEECH The headline for James Krohe Jr.’s editorial in the Aug. 27 Illinois Times reads “Aggressive behavior.” The sub-header reads “Will the high court leave Amer...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am
 Thirty-seven years ago, Peggy Boyer, then a reporter for the young Illinois Times, wrote an article on delivering the U.S. mail. I was the subject; young and brash, like a teen who knows more th...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am
 Occasionally I see something that is so bizarre, so out of place, so wrong that I have to assume I’m hallucinating. For example, I could have sworn I was delusional when I heard about the Nati...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am
 There was a reason why state Rep. Esther Golar (D-Chicago) showed up late for session last Wednesday.She’s been quite ill. Unbeknownst to many of her colleagues, Rep. Golar was brought into th...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am

The classic American diner is dying

 A few years ago, I met an old pal from Springfield in Chicago. We grabbed a bite at the Marquette Inn, the ground-floor diner named after the magnificent 1895 Loop building of that name which ho...


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