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Second Thoughts
Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 12:00 am
 As much as I enjoy watching them, I dreaded the Cubs’ entry into the playoffs, because that would mean I would be compelled to watch them in every game. I am offended by any team that decor
Second Thoughts
Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 12:00 am
 In “Going for the fences” (Oct. 2, 2014) I noted that the moguls who rule the game were in a sweat. Both home runs-per-game and runs-per-game were 20 percent lower than the record-setting
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:00 am

Charlie Parker’s winning way to disguise English muffins

 To such names as A.L. Ide, Ira Weaver and George Celani (who in the 1980s invented an express air package service out of thin air!), we should now add to Springfield’s roster of distinguished
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:00 am

Sen. Durbin urges opening the door a crack for the Syrians

 The United States should accept 100,000 refugees from the ghastly violence in Syria, said U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin recently. More than half of that nation’s people have been driven from their hom
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:00 am

Baseball playoffs can’t determine the best team in baseball

 As you might have heard, the merry band of ball players disguised as Chicago Cubs won for themselves a chance to go to the World Series this year as one of the two best teams in American profess
Second Thoughts
Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 12:00 am
 In “Wrong in principle” I recalled how, beginning in the 1830s and ’40s the arrival in Illinois of Germans, who spoke an incomprehensible language, and Irish, who obeyed an incomprehens
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:00 am

Has the governor taken the wrong guy hostage?

 Trust me, readers, I am no more eager to write another column about the closing of the Illinois State Museum than you are to read it. I have been moved to do it because the most important aspect
Second Thoughts
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:00 am
Attentive readers will recall that I have an unaccountable fascination with naming things – in particular the naming of public parks and schools and the like. I took up the topic here and here a

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