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Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 12:00 am

Is the Asian enrollment boom at the U of I about to bust?

 A college campus is a sleepy place in the summer, which makes summer a good time to go sightseeing. I’ve always enjoyed visiting the main campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana for tha
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 12:00 am

Smartphones? We need smart cars to save downtown

 Attorneys in their sunset years dream of the day when they no longer have to start a day knotting a necktie, governors of when they can complain about bills without people expecting them to know
Second Thoughts
Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 12:00 am
 In "New Beijings" (June 7, 2012) I mentioned in passing the astonishing popularity of the University of Illinois's Urbana campus with students from mainland China.From the excellent long piec
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 12:00 am

August is no time for faint-hearted gardeners

 It is late August as I write this, a time of year when gardens and gardeners alike begin to look a little, well, tired, for reasons I explored in the column, which appeared in our paper of Aug.
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 12:00 am

A cartoon again excites believers

 At least no one demanded that such cartoons be suppressed a la Charlie Hebdo. No blood at IPI was shed, and no one issued a fatwa against Mr. Allie, even if ritual murder was in the air around t
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:00 am

Southern soldiers fall again

 Not since Chancellorsville have so many rebel soldiers fallen in battle. Across the U.S., statues and other memorials to Confederate heroes from the Civil War are being driven from their pedesta
Second Thoughts
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:00 am
 It might seem perverse to be concerned about how to construct new buildings when the Republic is falling down around our ears, but the world moves on, even if millions of Americans refuse to m

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