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Second Thoughts
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:00 am
 The SJ-R’s Doug Finke informs us that Mr. Madigan has had a change of mind, if not of heart, about the best way to organize the State of Illinois’ historic preservation efforts. Good.
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:00 am

Can a city planner make Springfield love planning?

 Usually no one pays attention to what the losers in a mayoral contest had to say. The recent city hall election was a happy exception. The un-preferred Paul Palazollo said repeatedly during the
Second Thoughts
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:00 am
 They’re having a right-to-exploit -- sorry, "right-to-work” debate in Missouri too, as we learn from a recent dispatch to the Washington Post. A bill embodying measures backed by our Mr.
Second Thoughts
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:00 am
 In my 2014 column “Name-calling” I explored the question of whether it is more appropriate to call Springfield residents Springfieldians or Springfielders.” I consider
Second Thoughts
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 12:00 am
 I have a little more about Springfield’s first public market I mentioned in my piece about farmers markets, “Sustainable agriculture.” Produce and meats were sold in a building ere
Second Thoughts
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 12:00 am
 The nature dioramas at the Illinois State Museum I mentioned in my recent column about such displays “Making dead hyenas come alive”) do not offer the bravura displays of taxidermy &n
Second Thoughts
Monday, May 11, 2015 12:00 am
 In a 2014 column (“Why did the pedestrian not cross the road?”) I noted that merchants and property owners in downtown Springfield had been fretting out loud about automobile drivers –
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:00 am

Farmers markets prove remarkably durable

 It’s farmers market time. I’ve washed and starched my reusable shopping bag and hope to be first in line to buy a fine lettuce that reliably voted for the Green Party until the day it was pl
Second Thoughts
Monday, May 4, 2015 12:00 am
 As I noted in another post, the topic of this week’s disquisition over at Dyspepsiana is farmers markets. In that piece, I note that such events have grown in popularity to such an extent th

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