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Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 12:00 am

Another hero of a bad cause creates controversy

 In my youth, Springfield’s Roman Cultural Society held an essay contest every year in which grade school kids were invited to address the topic, “What Columbus Day  Means To Me.” I ne
Second Thoughts
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 12:00 am
 Abraham LIncoln has long engaged our historians and public intellectuals. Of late he has stimulated our artists as well. The winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, Britain's most
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:00 am

Will CWLP not have to clean up its act?

 For years the Sierra Club has played the conscience of City Water, Light and Power in the absence of mayors and aldermen capable of the role. Most people can agree that having a conscience is a
Second Thoughts
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:00 am
 In "Gathering nuts," I tried to pay tribute to that a string of Springfield men who played a surprising large role in the acceptance of oral history as a means of research into the past,
Second Thoughts
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 12:00 am
Allow me to return briefly to the topic of metered street parking that I took up in September in "Parking smartly." A lot of people say to me, “We should have free parking, like Decatur.”
Second Thoughts
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 12:00 am
On my recent visit to the main campus of the University of Illinois, in Urbana-Champaign, the presence of Chinese, Korean and Indian students was marked. The university’s recruiting of the Asian
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 12:00 am

An election is just another beauty pageant

 My favorite Miss America was Vonda Kay Van Dyke (1965), forever famous as the first  Queen of Atlantic City to use ventriloquism in the talent portion of the contest. She later wrote a seri
Second Thoughts
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 12:00 am
 I am among those many Americans who believe that this country needs more immigrants, not less. (See this column and this column and this column.) I recommend to you therefore a stimulating

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