Home / Articles / By James Krohe Jr.
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:00 am

Why are drummers the butt of so many jokes?

What do you call someone who hangs around with musicians? A drummer.I don’t know why I have always enjoyed drummer jokes. My father is a professional drummer, and a fine one, so one should not read
Second Thoughts
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 12:00 am
 In “Having fun saving the world” (Nov. 7, 2013) I raised questions about the proposed Kidzeum’s hopes of turning “addressing the following critical issues affecting the health and wellne
Second Thoughts
Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 12:00 am
I had a few more thoughts on the subject of town histories. (“What they had to do,” Nov. 27, 2013.) I noted in that piece that the story of any of Springfield civic siblings –Decatur, Champaign
Second Thoughts
Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 12:00 am
 A while back I lamented Illinois’ failure to set up its own exchange at which citizens without health insurance might learn about and apply for affordable coverage. Today, Business Insider pro
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:00 am
The headlines all say that the General Assembly has reformed Illinois’ public employee pension system. The headlines lie. Legislators didn’t reform what has become an unworkable system, although t
Second Thoughts
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:00 am
Bruce Rauner’s term limits referendum lurks like a submerged snag in the Sangamon. (See “Fixing the wrong problem,” Sept. 26, 2013.) Interested readers might want to read this useful summary in
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:00 am

Some diners do not go to restaurants to be entertained

Thinking of oneself as a fogey is so poignant for a boomer, so vested are we in being the nation’s new generation. When we find more and more Xers taking our favorite seats on the bus, we react with
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:00 am

Thanksgiving and the War of 1812 in Illinois

 Thanksgiving is the time of year when some white people serve up a heapin’ dish of guilt. The season reminds us all of the circumstances of the founding of the nation, when it was the white pe
Second Thoughts
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 12:00 am
Crain’s Chicago Business recently took its own look at why the State of Illinois failed to set up its own state-run exchange under the Affordable Care Act. The result is that uninsured Illinoisans w

Calendar

  • Wed
    1
  • Thu
    2
  • Fri
    3
  • Sat
    4
  • Sun
    5
  • Mon
    6
  • Tue
    7