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Second Thoughts
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:00 am
 In "Gathering nuts," I tried to pay tribute to that a string of Springfield men who played a surprising large role in the acceptance of oral history as a means of research into the past,
Second Thoughts
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 12:00 am
Allow me to return briefly to the topic of metered street parking that I took up in September in "Parking smartly." A lot of people say to me, “We should have free parking, like Decatur.”
Second Thoughts
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 12:00 am
On my recent visit to the main campus of the University of Illinois, in Urbana-Champaign, the presence of Chinese, Korean and Indian students was marked. The university’s recruiting of the Asian
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 12:00 am

An election is just another beauty pageant

 My favorite Miss America was Vonda Kay Van Dyke (1965), forever famous as the first  Queen of Atlantic City to use ventriloquism in the talent portion of the contest. She later wrote a seri
Second Thoughts
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 12:00 am
 I am among those many Americans who believe that this country needs more immigrants, not less. (See this column and this column and this column.) I recommend to you therefore a stimulating
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 12:00 am

Is the Asian enrollment boom at the U of I about to bust?

 A college campus is a sleepy place in the summer, which makes summer a good time to go sightseeing. I’ve always enjoyed visiting the main campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana for tha
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 12:00 am

Smartphones? We need smart cars to save downtown

 Attorneys in their sunset years dream of the day when they no longer have to start a day knotting a necktie, governors of when they can complain about bills without people expecting them to know
Second Thoughts
Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 12:00 am
 In "New Beijings" (June 7, 2012) I mentioned in passing the astonishing popularity of the University of Illinois's Urbana campus with students from mainland China.From the excellent long piec

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