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Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:21 am

Street names as archaeology

 Attentive readers might have noticed my recent preoccupation with the problem of place – how people come to define a place as a “place” and what it means to the people who live there. (See...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:20 am
In May 2015, bakery workers in Nabisco’s monumental 10-story plant in Chicago’s Marquette Park neighborhood had been expecting some sweet news from their corporate headquarters. Rumor had it that...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:19 am
Illinoisans are undeniably furious about the way their government has been running (or, more accurately, not running). They’re looking for solutions and some are grasping at anything within reach.A...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:18 am
 ANOTHER INCONVENIENT TRUTHAt the May 17 CWLP electricity generation public forum, Mayor Langfelder said the proposed Hunter/Lake II is more about economic development than the need for more wate...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:17 am
How refreshing it is to hear Illinois Republicans fighting with Illinois Democrats over how much money should go to Chicago Public Schools. What a breath of fresh air to hear arguments over what shoul...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:16 am

A Republican who misses the old GOP

 President Eisenhower said, “If you aren’t in the middle of the road, you are in the gutter.”What he expressed 60-plus years ago applies to today’s Facebook. Sure, there are lots of...
Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:19 am

Does the city of Springfield need its own planner?

 It sounded like a Seinfeld episode. The Salvation Army buys a building on Ninth Street for a new homeless shelter and spends half a mill fixing it up, only for Mayor Jim Langfelder to tell them,...
Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:18 am
 This year’s freakish presidential election has now devolved into an ethnic brouhaha between two foreigners: A Mexican and a German.The “Mexican” is Gonzalo Curiel. He’s a federal judge w...

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