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Second Thoughts
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:00 am
Attentive readers will recall that I have an unaccountable fascination with naming things – in particular the naming of public parks and schools and the like. I took up the topic here and here a
Second Thoughts
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:00 am
Speaking of things Calhoun: In “Naming rights and wrongs” I remarked on a suggestion from Rich Miller to rename Calhoun County. That bucolic corner of the state, you might know, was named to ho
Second Thoughts
Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 12:00 am
The other day I admitted that I was not quote convinced of the wisdom of the State of Illinois offering tax credits so that Con-Agra, a billion-bucks makers of processed foods, could move their cor
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 12:00 am

Illinois buys Con-Agra a house-warming gift

 Well, looks like we got taken again by a big out-of-town jasper. The Omaha-based processed food giant Con-Agra – parent of Chef Boyardee, Swiss Miss and other take-in fast foods – is moving
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:00 am

Dead poets are better remembered in books than buildings

 The only class of people less happy to confront dead writers than high school sophomores are probably mayors. Dead writers cause more trouble in their hometowns than even the most factious of th
Second Thoughts
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 12:00 am
 More afterthoughts inspired by my Sept. 24 column on immigration, “Trumped-up charges:” One way to get rid of foreigners in our midst is to help them become Americans. Broadly speaking
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:00 am

The fear of immigration in Illinois belies the facts

 Brother Trump is the savior come to rescue America, in the opinion of a majority of self-identified Republicans. On the stump he works crowds into a fever with his perorations against immigrants
Second Thoughts
Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 12:00 am
 The State Journal-Register today offers a useful retrospective on the evolution of the Lincoln Home National Historic Site by Tara McClellan McAndrew. ("Protecting Lincoln's legacy in his n
Second Thoughts
Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 12:00 am
Illinois’ newest Congressman, Darin LaHood, has argued that the U.S. must put more resources into securing the borders to stop the flow of immigrants coming in illegally. Really? More? Between 200

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