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Thursday, March 8, 2012 12:00 am

Should one’s stand on dependency depend on who does the depending?

Readers who were around back when Ronald Reagan was just another lying politician and not yet a saint will remember the Cadillac Queen. She was a Chicago welfare recipient who starred in Reagan’
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, March 1, 2012 12:00 am

Fun and games during Lincoln’s birthday month

Another Lincoln birthday month has come and gone, and this one was busier than most. We learned that the Mary Todd Lincoln that had looked down from an oil portrait in the Executive Mansion for more t
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 12:00 am

Finding a new home for historic houses

Buildings are like people. Even when they get too old and decrepit to work, their examples can still teach. Something like 100 buildings from the Lincoln era are thought to still stand in Springfield.
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 12:00 am

Springfieldians once were prodigious walkers

Yes, kids, I really did used to walk two miles to school. For the whole of my ninth grade year in 1962-63, I often walked from Washington Junior High at 21st and Jackson to our house near the Statehou
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 12:00 am

Buying a future with borrowed money

In January, the University of Illinois announced it was raising its tuition on new undergraduates at its three campuses yet again. Lamentation was general throughout the land. Tuition for residents at
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 12:00 am

The state makes a bad bet on Sears

By the late 1980s, Sears & Roebuck had lost the knack of selling America its school clothes and car tires like it used to. However, it was still able to sell the governor of Illinois, the General
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 12:00 am

The National Park Service plans for the past of the Lincoln Home

The National Park Service has released its final general management plan that sets the parameters for development and preservation at the Lincoln Home National Historical Site for at least the next 15
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 12:00 am

District 186 explores the successful life

Springfield’s School District 186 has set up a web page titled “Where Are They Now?” On it, graduates of Springfield public schools are invited to “share their success stories
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 12:00 am

Raising the costs of parking would help, not hurt, downtown

I wouldn’t want to be quoted on it, but I think it was Michael Burlingame, in his comprehensive biography of the 16th president, who revealed that Abraham Lincoln started thinking about a new ca

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