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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
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, July 18, 2013 12:00 am

A report critical of area teacher prep doesn’t go far enough

In July the National Council on Teacher Quality, a D.C.-based reform group, issued a study that concluded that the nation’s teacher-education colleges have turned into an “industry of medi
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:00 am

Might a graduated income tax fix Illinois’ broken revenue system?

In 2011, the General Assembly, kicking and screaming, did what was good for it and ate its spinach. Members raised the rate at which the State of Illinois taxes the income of its citizens, thus forest


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