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Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:17 am
SHAKEN BABY COVERAGECommendations to reporter Patrick Yeagle for his informed coverage of the Cammie Kelly shaken baby trial, and to the newspaper for allowing him the time to do a proper job (“Jury...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:16 am
Of course aldermen and the mayor think they – all of them and nobody but them – are the best ones to decide on city government’s ethics, but the squabbling does not inspire confidence that anyth...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:15 am
 I was at the comic book rack in Overaker’s drug store doing free reading and drinking a vanilla Coke (10 cents for the large size in 1960).My attention was caught by the conversation at a tabl...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:18 am

An account of the demolition of the Hotel Abraham Lincoln, 1978

 As part of our 40th anniversary observances, and in light of more recent events, we will revisit some of columns from James Krohe Jr.’s Prejudices series that ran from 1977 to 1994. Typos in t...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:17 am
MAKING A SCENEIn response to Scott Faingold’s Dec. 17 Illinois Times cover story, “Making a scene,” which asks the question “Will Springfield pay more for better music?”, I think the answer,...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:16 am
 It was 40 years and a few months ago that a group of visionary entrepreneurs gathered in Springfield to start a weekly newspaper they called Illinois Times. They found a ready audience and, more...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:15 am
 Trucks: we see them every day on Illinois roads. We ride alongside them on the freeway. Many may be surprised to learn that the professional trucking industry has been a critical part of making...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:21 am

Should children be permitted in cultural venues?

 While visiting an old friend in Evanston last weekend, I attended a Ceremony of Lessons and Carols at Northwestern University’s Millar Chapel. It was typical of such performances – hard benc...

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