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Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:19 am
 You wouldn’t ask a carpenter how to build a happy marriage. The residents and business owners along MacArthur Boulevard between South Grand and Wabash did something similar when they asked tra...
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:25 am

Why should public schools train private workers?

 The memory of it lingers after 50 years. Lunchtimes when I was a student in District 186 schools meant mock pizza pie. While that dish was an awful eating experience, it was a valuable learning...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:22 am

Another plan to tax income by ability to pay

 Everyone who cares enough to have an opinion agrees that revenue is at the heart of the State of Illinois’ present distress. Some say that’s because the state doesn’t raise enough of it, o...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:22 am

Save Illinois? We can’t even pronounce it

I was in the waiting room at the doctor’s office the other day. I’d already read that week’s OK! magazine at home, so instead I picked up a copy of “Illinois Voices: Observations on the Illino...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:29 am

Is the state museum building at risk?

 Bruce Rauner’s campaign to destroy the Illinois State Museum risks losing tourist income, the services of top scientists and administrators and priceless artifacts, not to mention any claim Il...
Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:22 am

Springfield to gay man in 1993: “We don’t need to know that.”

This week I dust off a Prejudices column from June 3, 1993, when same-sex marriage was illegal in Illinois and many Springfieldians still believed that same-sex love should be too. Tom Chiola, by the...
Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:21 am

A new study promotes tourism promotion

 You wouldn’t think that a town that boasts the burial place and the only adult home of a man famed around the world as not only America’s greatest president but America’s greatest citizen,...
Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:22 am
 Much in the way that human corpses become food for the worms, dead eras become food for TV producers. Few of us who lived through the 1950s and early ’60s actually lived jet-age lives but it w...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:22 am

Men promising more than they can deliver – again

 Some 30 years ago I was moved by the mindless boasting of the Republican blowhard in the White House to write this column, which appeared in the Prejudices series on Aug. 8, 1985. The presidenti...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:22 am

Judging our elected emperors by their clothes

 I took in two things during lunch the other day. One was bean soup. The other was Goethe’s observation that the nobleman “tells us everything through the person he presents, but . . . the bu...

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