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Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:00 am
 Kewanee is known to the wider world. It was officially dubbed the "Hog Capital of the World" in 1948, when government agriculture statistics showed that Henry County led the world in hog produ
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:00 am

Cat is leaving Peoria for a prettier woman

 For 90 years, “Caterpillar” was just a different way of spelling P-e-o-r-i-a. But the company has decided to move its entire executive team of some 300 people out of the River City to Chicag
Second Thoughts
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:00 am
The antics of Congressional Republicans trying to vandalize the Affordable Care Act are outside my brief here at Illinois Times, except to the extent that they threaten to do harm to Illinoisans. Happ
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:00 am

Staying in touch with my inner pig farmer

 I was at my desk in 1982 when the phone rang. “Hello.”“What the hell is a pork belly?” It was Lewis Bergman, calling from New York City. Lewis was former editor of the New York Times Mag
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:00 am

CWLP will soon need a clean power plan of its own

 That man Trump, who relishes catastrophe, has done his part to unleash it on the planet by trashing the Obama Clean Power Plan to decarbonize the electricity generation industry. This is a matte
Second Thoughts
Monday, April 10, 2017 12:00 am
 In  “Historic omissions” (April 6, 2017) I praised Carlinville’s John M. Palmer as a memoirist. He published his Perrsonal Recollections: The Story of an Earnest Life (Robert Clark
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:00 am

When it’s Illinois history, books aren’t long enough

 For some time I have been working on a history of mid-Illinois. One might ask – several potential publishers did – how one can make an interesting book of even modest size with facts and sto
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, March 30, 2017 12:00 am

The new Illinois license plate design stinks

 At first I assumed that Jesse White was trying to goose sales of specialty plates to top off his budget. Why else would an Illinois Secretary of State oblige the drivers of his state to adorn th

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