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Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:00 am

Immigrant-hating and the Illinois democracy

 Quick – how big a part of Illinois’ population in recent years has consisted of unauthorized immigrants. Ten percent? Fifteen? Twenty? In 2012, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, it was 3
Second Thoughts
Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 12:00 am
Tom Sullivan at Hullabaloo fetched a bit of tape from the memory hole. Holding copies of FBI emails about torture that the ACLU obtained through FOIA requests last fall, Sen. Dick Durbin said, 
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:00 am

The General Assembly tags the museum building

 In a 2010 column titled “A school by any other name” I explored the changing fashions in naming public buildings. I noted that public officials eager to not be caught endorsing anyone who mi
Second Thoughts
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 12:00 am
Janet Daley is the venerable commentator and critic for Britain's The Telegraph. Recently she took up the larger issues raised by the recent report of this country's secret post-9/11 torture program
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:00 am

The annual deer kill is underway – hooray!

 I read that Illinois hunters killed 52,000 deer in the first weekend of the season, and that’s just those using firearms; the muzzleloaders and spear-throwers have yet to get their crack at th
Second Thoughts
Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 12:00 am
 Governor-elect Bruce Rauner was in Springfield on Dec, 2, where he told the press that the State of Illinois budget deficit "is far worse than has been discussed." No, it's not. It's exactly
Second Thoughts
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 12:00 am
 In my September column, “Where’s Illinois?,” I hazarded the guess that the mental maps that Americans make of the places they know resemble the actual map as much as the State of Illinoi
Second Thoughts
Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 12:00 am
 The Executive Mansion is falling apart -- the mechanical systems need to be replaced, the roof leaks and the flooring is even less well-supported than recent State of Illinois budgets. Not


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