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Monday, May 26, 2014 03:30 pm
From time to time I have noted the baleful effects on the Illinois countryside of factory-style grain production systems that require fewer and fewer farmers. The day is approaching when raising corn ...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 11:19 am
 In Give and take, I noted that the cost of non-wage benefits can be a brake on business hiring and depress wages, and that in recent years the cost of total compensation for U.S. workers has r...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 11:04 am
(Michael Tercha, Chicago Tribune / May 19, 2014)As I noted in Cultural Arts Major, Star Wars creator George Lucas wants to buy some U.S. city a new museum to house his collection of...
Friday, May 9, 2014 09:01 am

Illustration contest winners announced

This just in: A contest encouraging children to illustrate the poetry of Vachel Lindsay generated 200 submissions of turtles, crows and other colorful critters. The top 15 drawings will be recog...
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 12:18 am
 There’s an “almost, not quite” quality to Nicholas Stoller’s Neighbors, a ribald comedy that is at times uproariously effective but at others frustratingly tame. ...
Monday, May 5, 2014 02:56 pm
 My column deriding George Lucas’ hopes to house his personal collection of Americana in Chicago was probably ungenerous. Maybe it was because I was mistaken for Lucas in shopping center not...
Friday, May 2, 2014 01:00 pm
 Emily Badger, who covers urban policies for the Washington Post’s Wonkblog, flagged for her readers a recent Wall Street Journal article about how once-Republican inner-ring suburbs of...

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