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Second Thoughts
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 12:00 am
 People love to feed the ducks, as happens every day where the Jacksonville Branch of Spring Creek enters Washington Park. People don’t love ducks, however, judgig by what they feed these ani
Second Thoughts
Friday, March 20, 2015 12:00 am
Reading about the reactions from around Illinois to the cuts in state programs proposed by Gov. Scrooge, I was reminded of this passage from Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography. Those who govern,
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:00 am

Schoolkids in the street? Must be Springfield after a snow

 [Note to readers: The snow has gone, as snow does, but it will be back – probably in July, given how wacky the weather has become. Time now, while memories of the drifts are fresh, to ponder h
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:00 am

“My way is the highway,” says the governor

 It is unclear exactly where Illinois’ new CEO wants to take this state, but we have indications in his proposed budget how he would like us to get there. If approved, his budget would spend sl
Second Thoughts
Saturday, March 7, 2015 12:00 am
 Yes, I do go on a bit about the library of Illinois history whose future is at stake in the wrangling over who runs the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. I believ
Second Thoughts
Friday, March 6, 2015 12:00 am
 Wise heads at the statehouse have been scratched as observers try to make sense of the antagonistic stances taken by Illinois' new governor. One explanation is that he is uninterested in actu
Second Thoughts
Friday, March 6, 2015 12:00 am
 In my recent column titled “An overdue policy on the library,” I quoted from a very interesting article about the history of Illinois’ history library, Roger D. Bridges’ “The Origins

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