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Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 12:00 am

Springfield needs new attractions to draw the tourists

My Christmas shopping being done, I curled up in front of a glowing space heater to catch up on my reading. At the top of the pile was the official 2012 visitors guide to Springfield, “your not
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 12:00 am

What Mary Lee Leahy did and didn’t change

Mary Lee Leahy died Dec. 12, after a busy life working for good causes as an attorney and public servant. Perhaps unfairly, she is remembered mainly as a Holy Warrior against patronage in public emplo
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 12:00 am

Dave Brubeck made jazz cool

I hear you’re mad about BrubeckI like your eyes, I like him tooHe’s an artist, a pioneerWe’ve got to have some music on the new frontier– “New Frontier” by Donald F
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 12:00 am

Can CWLP be managed for the people’s benefit?

“The word ‘socialism,’” said Illinois governor John Peter Altgeld in a speech 115 years ago, “is used as a term of derision only by the ignorant or the servile.” Sp
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 12:00 am

Mike Madigan goes exploring in Azerbaijan

I don’t know about you, but I love to hear people talk about their interesting trips to foreign places. You learn the most interesting things. What fun it would be therefore to sit down with Mik
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 12:00 am

Scenic paintings of the central Illinois landscape. Really.

Earlier this year, a young English woman named Jennifer Bradley undertook, with friends, to run across the U.S. in 80 days. She thus became the first British woman (we are told) to cross the country o
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 12:00 am

Does a residency rule make sense?

Making one’s address a condition of employment is one of those latent viruses that reside in the American body politic, and which flares up in full-blown symptoms every few decades. Residency re
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 12:00 am

A cougar is spotted in Morgan County

Everybody read about it – a high-tech hunter got video evidence that confirmed the presence in a Morgan County woods of an adult cougar, only the fourth known to have been sighted in Illinois si

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