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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
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 12:00 am

The need for expanded work-based schooling in Springfield

The other day the Springfield School District 186 board took a break from discussions about finding a new superintendent – which it is not in a hurry to do – and heard a few things about s
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 12:00 am

Does Detroit hold lessons for Springfield?

“It wasn’t the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast.” – King Kong The Motor City finally ran out of gas. The recent bankruptcy of Detroit’s municipal government has
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 12:00 am

They’re talking about reforming college sports – again

It’s mid-summer, but the thoughts of every red-blooded Illinoisan are already turned to autumn. The fields resound with the satisfying crunch of pads against pads, helmet against helmet, brain a
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:00 am

Will George Ryan really tell it like it was?

In May, George Ryan’s son revealed that his father, late of the Executive Mansion and the federal pen, was writing his memoirs. Ryan fils promised it would be a “humdinger,” a &ldquo


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