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Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 10:38 am
 In "Flyover Country" Is an Insult to Midwesterners Like Me. So Is "Heartland" Sentimentality,” journalist Matthew Wolfson offers a sober and perceptive assessment of the popular sentime...
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 01:43 pm
My column next week will be about New York City, and the allure it has always had for the ambitious and the hopeful. Writing it, I was reminded of a something said in an interview by performance artis...
Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 10:53 am
 The State Journal-Register on Sunday published a useful report by reporter Jamie Monk about the efforts by the Springfield Metro Sanitary District to cope with flooding from "rain events" that...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 06:03 pm
 Parking lot screening. Yes, I know it's on your mind. That's why, in my travels around this commonwealth, keep the Krohe eye peeled for edifying examples of the art that might act as inspirati...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 03:06 pm
 The Y block in downtown Springfield lies along the now-buried course of the Town Branch of Spring Creek. That has implications for the redevelopment of that block, as I noted in Wet Dream. ...
Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 04:40 pm
 In "What do you mean by that?" I ventured the opinion that "big words"  words are not, like jewelry, mere adornments to the educated, but essential tools that equip us to...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 03:49 pm
 In next week's column, “What do you mean by that?” I ask the perennial question: Big words – what are they good for? One man who has some very good answers to that question is writer...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 11:47 am
In a 2012 column I recalled the bad deal made by the State of Illinois in 1989 when it caved it to threats from Sears, Roebuck to move its Merchandise Group out of Illinois. The package a...
Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 10:34 am
 More on happiness in, and with cities, a topic I touched on in “Land of mope and worry.” Wages and housing alone don’t predict where people want to live very well. Cities like San Fran...
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 09:04 am
A while back, I edited and wrote chapter introductions to a collection of essays on the influence of Daniel Burnham, the architect-turned-city planner whose 1909 Plan of Chicago gave Chicago its fa...

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