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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
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:00 am

Preparing children for this world and the next is tricky

Ordinarily I would not trouble the Roman Catholic church with my opinions. Its sacred books are divinely inspired; my columns, alas, are not. I would happily take my nose out of the church’s busines
Second Thoughts
Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 12:00 am
Reuters confirms what began to look inevitable some years go: According to official data from both states, Houston's growing population is expected to exceed that of Chicago within 8 to 10 years, mak


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