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Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 12:00 am

Is the state spending too much to restore the Statehouse?

Ordinarily, I would be thrilled that so many people were discussing the merits of the ongoing historical restoration of the Illinois Capitol. Except they aren’t. They’re discussing “
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 12:00 am

Restoration makes the Statehouse too grand for politics

Soon, the West Wing of the Illinois Capitol will emerge after two years inside a cocoon of plywood and tarps. The structure was closed off, paradoxically, to make that part of the building both newer
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 12:00 am

Socialists once had a place in central Illinois

Champaign is used to naive people who overestimate their prospects of success at endeavors at which clearer-eyed observers know they will fail. Think of all those incoming freshmen, all those Fighting
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
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

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