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Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, May 16, 2013 12:00 am

The community room in the new Matheny-Withrow is a beginning

Schools, conventionally, seek to train the minds of their young charges. The problem is that it is not only their minds that show up every day in the classroom. Their bodies, their attitudes, their ex
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, May 9, 2013 12:00 am

District 186 needs more than a new superintendent

Springfield voters on April 9 taught School District 186 a lesson. The district needed a better board, they believed, and they made their point by electing a slew of new members. But what, exactly, ar
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, May 2, 2013 12:00 am

Building walls and street spaces in Springfield

In a recent column (“Keeping Springfield weird,” April 25, 2013) I tried to explain why Springfield’s built environment strikes so many visitors as off-putting. I mentioned as likely

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