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Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:00 am

A new project to stimulate downtown living – 33 years ago

This week our look back over IT’s 40 years is occasioned by the City of Springfield’s halting efforts to redevelop the Y block. Hopes that a residential building here will magically transform down
Second Thoughts
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:00 am
Back in January I repeated one of my time-worn rants about the environmental damage being done by factory-style cultivation of corn. I stated,   A good field in mid-illinois these days i
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:00 am

“Heads I win, tails you lose” is a lousy state motto

Homeopathy figures prominently in the annals of medical quackery. It is based on the idea, or rather the hope, that “like cures like,” meaning that a disease can be cured by whatever produces simi
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:00 am

Why should public schools train private workers?

 The memory of it lingers after 50 years. Lunchtimes when I was a student in District 186 schools meant mock pizza pie. While that dish was an awful eating experience, it was a valuable learning
Second Thoughts
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:00 am
I appreciate the governor of Illinois confirming a point that I made in my drafts of “Graduation exercise” but which I couldn’t squeeze into the finished piece. From Doug Finke:   
Second Thoughts
Monday, May 2, 2016 12:00 am
 In "More jet-age wonders" I praised the  jet-age barn on the state fairgrounds known as the Illinois Building, which was completed in 1950 to plans drawn up by the Chicago firm of Lo

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