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Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 08:25 am
 More on the subject of local histories: Helen Van Cleave Blankmeyer wrote a history of Sangamon County titled The Sangamo Country. I don’t recall if it was commissioned by or merely published ...
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 11:12 am
I tried to say all this a year and a half ago in “Living too high off the hog” (March 3, 2011) but this time I will hand the mike over to Aaron Carroll at the Incidental Economist. Referring to re...
Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 04:43 pm
 In the process of commenting on the zippy new surfaces at the Washington Park tennis courts (now the Velasco Tennis Center) in “Courting new fans,” I mentioned that I used to play there in t...
Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 02:37 pm
Last week I didn’t want to write another rant about corporate moochers any more than you probably wanted to read one, but as long as these kinds of deals keep getting proposed, we will have to keep ...
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 04:59 pm
 A recent NYT/CBS poll that found that 54% of American voters “disapprove” of the way Barack Obama is handling the deficit left Slate’s David Weigel puzzled. “What are voters reacting to,...
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 12:00 am
There is a new stone bench on the UIS campus dedicated to the late Rich Shereikis, a founding faculty member of UIS’s predecessor school and a long-time contributor to IT. (See “The right combination of sensibilities,” April 11, 2013.) The bench adorns the berm where West Lake Drive meets the campus ring roa...

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