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Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:00 am

Is the U.S. a nation-state or a nation of states?

 Bells in Springfield – church bells, hand bells, even cell phone ringers – rang  at 2:15 p.m. on April 9 to mark the 150th anniversary of the end of major Civil War fighting. Except, as
Second Thoughts
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 12:00 am
 Downtown parking was in the news for about five minutes the other day, as it usually is this time of year when the annual Central Area Parking Survey is released by the Springfield-Sangamon Co
Second Thoughts
Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 12:00 am
I have occasionally used my space in this paper to remark on the dearth of the scenic in most of central Illinois. In “Living in three dimensions” I observed in a helpful tone that whatever goo
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:00 am

Getting labor back into politics

 Tell me, brother, don’t you understandWe’re all working for the Pharaoh“Pharaoh” Richard Thompson© BMG Rights Management US, LLCReform. Our problem is not that everybody talks about it
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:00 am

Developing economic development in Springfield

On July 28, Mayor Langfelder 2.0 made good a campaign promise and appointed the members of a new Economic Development Commission that will advise the city’s – which is to say the mayor’s – Off
Second Thoughts
Friday, July 31, 2015 12:00 am
Now and then in recent columns, I’ve touched on the risks and the occasional opportunities faced by Illinois as the world’s climate changes. Over at WUIS-FM’s useful news site, three experts
Second Thoughts
Friday, July 31, 2015 12:00 am
Words are to a writer what nails are to carpenter or lies to a diplomat. To do your job well you must choose just the right one for the job. I was chagrined today to learn, some 60 years late, that
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:00 am

Making a small world bigger and the big one smaller

 So much of happiness, I’ve realized, depends on getting tuned in. When he was a young married, my father used to tune in the console radio in the living room of the Krohe family mansion on Man

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