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Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 12:00 am

Does Detroit hold lessons for Springfield?

“It wasn’t the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast.” – King Kong The Motor City finally ran out of gas. The recent bankruptcy of Detroit’s municipal government has
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

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