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Second Thoughts
Friday, June 16, 2017 12:00 am
 A pleasant surprise today -- a box full of copies of my new book, fresh from the printer. After some 40 years, the thrill of seeing one's name in print has faded, but I confess that openin
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:00 am

How should the state deal with dead documents?

 Having found itself unable to solve the state’s big problems, legislators the other day took up a small one – the agreement to spend $2.4 million over five years for space in a converted fur
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:00 am
In this week's column I say my two cents’ worth about the warehousing of State of Illinois documents, which is, pretty much, that storing such documents on acid-free paper in a controlled en
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, June 8, 2017 12:00 am

Even Illinois golf courses aren’t up to par

 If Mr. Rauner thinks that reforming workers’ comp is hard, wait until he tries to reform geology. It turns out that yet another reason Illinois Inc. is not economically competitive with neighb
Second Thoughts
Sunday, June 4, 2017 12:00 am
Chicago Highlands' 5th hole. Photo from Golf AdvisorThis week I wrote about golf, more specifically about golf courses in and around Illinois. Among them are Chicago Highlands in suburban Westchest
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, June 1, 2017 12:00 am

Rauner’s tax freeze is the wrong solution to the wrong problem

 “Everyone in Illinois,” says Bruce Rauner, “knows that property taxes are too high” compared to other states. Everyone in Illinois knows nothing of the sort. Mr. Rauner, for example, kno
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:00 am

The latest Y block plans are revealed

 You know how it goes. A rich family buys an old place in a once-posh neighborhood and starts to fix it up. They’re worried that plans for multi-family apartments in the empty lot across the st
Second Thoughts
Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:00 am
 As I discuss at length in “Park-ing problems,” the Rauner-backed North Mansion Y-Block Development Group NFP has proposed to fill the vacant Y block with a block-square park whose main fe

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