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Second Thoughts
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:00 am
 A few further thoughts triggered by my recent column about the hoped-for restoration to health of the Ferguson Building at 6th and Monroe in downtown Springfield: The federal taxpayer signi
Second Thoughts
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:00 am
I touched on only only a fraction of the issues regarding recycling in my recent column on that topic. The market for recycled materials is down, which is putting private recyclers under financia
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Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:00 am

An account of the demolition of the Hotel Abraham Lincoln, 1978

 As part of our 40th anniversary observances, and in light of more recent events, we will revisit some of columns from James Krohe Jr.’s Prejudices series that ran from 1977 to 1994. Typos in t
Second Thoughts
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:00 am
 For years, sagacious observers have warned that the real treat to prosperity in Illinois is not high taxes or low politics but stagnant population growth. I addressed the issue in a 2014 colum
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Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:00 am

Should children be permitted in cultural venues?

 While visiting an old friend in Evanston last weekend, I attended a Ceremony of Lessons and Carols at Northwestern University’s Millar Chapel. It was typical of such performances – hard benc
Second Thoughts
Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 12:00 am
 I've put this off until the last minute, as so many of us do when it comes to Christmas errands. There's still time, however, to share one of my favorite treats -- Christopher Hitchens on the
Second Thoughts
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:00 am
This week in my actual column, Dyspepsiana, I recall my time as a tenant in the Ferguson Building at Sixth and Monroe in downtown Springfield. The building is now undergoing redevelopment by new ow
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Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:00 am

Reusing resources doesn’t always add up in Sangamon County

 Saving the world, even this very small part of it, is a tricky business in every sense of the word. Lake Area Disposal is closing its popular recycling drop-off center, at least for a while, aft
Second Thoughts
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 12:00 am
 At the risk of sounding like a killjoy, I pass along this suggestion for your next Thanksgiving dinner  from the late Christopher Hitchens, which appeared in a 2005 piece in the Wall Stre


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