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Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 12:00 am

A reminiscence of pioneer Montgomery County is still worth reading

I recently spent a pleasant weekend in the company of a handsome widowed lady named Christiana. She did most of the talking, which was fine with me, as what she had to say was well-observed and often
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 12:00 am

The need for expanded work-based schooling in Springfield

The other day the Springfield School District 186 board took a break from discussions about finding a new superintendent – which it is not in a hurry to do – and heard a few things about s
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 12:00 am

Does Detroit hold lessons for Springfield?

“It wasn’t the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast.” – King Kong The Motor City finally ran out of gas. The recent bankruptcy of Detroit’s municipal government has
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 12:00 am

They’re talking about reforming college sports – again

It’s mid-summer, but the thoughts of every red-blooded Illinoisan are already turned to autumn. The fields resound with the satisfying crunch of pads against pads, helmet against helmet, brain a

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