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Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 12:00 am

Might an informal “street” network help heal South MacArthur?

South MacArthur Boulevard is a lot like a heart attack patient. It might recover its former vigor, but it will never thrive in the ways it did before it got sick. It will be able to survive at all onl
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 12:00 am

The SMTD and the American bias against experts

In late August the Springfield Mass Transit District Board chose as its new executive director a retired Corrections Department internal affairs investigator. The new hire’s qualifications to ru
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 12:00 am

Why good newspapers need good publishers

I was a newspaper publisher at the age of 24. My aptitude for the job can be judged by the fact that the column you are reading appears in a newspaper that is not published by me. I published two news
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 12:00 am

What Lance Armstrong teaches us about ourselves

There is no shame in quitting a race you know you can’t win. Lance Armstrong’s shame is the many races he perhaps should have quit rather than win. It was apparently to prevent unsavory fa
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 12:00 am

Dogs love to talk. Pity they have nothing to say.

Ever notice that there is only two letters’ difference between dog and blog? The dog and blogger are kin to the extent that too many of each are noisily eager to share their ignorance with every
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 12:00 am

Does geographic isolation explain why Statehouse politics are corrupt?

A few weeks ago the nation was briefly distracted from the work of buying, stealing and subverting this year’s elections by the release of a report from researchers at the Kennedy School of Gove
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 12:00 am

Is the bus the future of short-haul intercity travel?

While I was coming of age in central Illinois in the 1960s, the motor vehicle that figured daily in my life was not a car – I didn’t have one – but the bus. I rode buses to school, I

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