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Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:00 am

A new project to stimulate downtown living – 33 years ago

This week our look back over IT’s 40 years is occasioned by the City of Springfield’s halting efforts to redevelop the Y block. Hopes that a residential building here will magically transform down
Second Thoughts
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:00 am
Back in January I repeated one of my time-worn rants about the environmental damage being done by factory-style cultivation of corn. I stated,   A good field in mid-illinois these days i
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:00 am

“Heads I win, tails you lose” is a lousy state motto

Homeopathy figures prominently in the annals of medical quackery. It is based on the idea, or rather the hope, that “like cures like,” meaning that a disease can be cured by whatever produces simi
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:00 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
Second Thoughts
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:00 am
I appreciate the governor of Illinois confirming a point that I made in my drafts of “Graduation exercise” but which I couldn’t squeeze into the finished piece. From Doug Finke:   
Second Thoughts
Monday, May 2, 2016 12:00 am
 In "More jet-age wonders" I praised the  jet-age barn on the state fairgrounds known as the Illinois Building, which was completed in 1950 to plans drawn up by the Chicago firm of Lo
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:00 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
Second Thoughts
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:00 am
Samuel Scott III, the retired chairman and CEO of Corn Products International, which now calls itself  Ingredion. He gave a speech to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs in which he examin

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