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Second Thoughts
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:00 am
 Bits and pieces about trees pile up on my desk like autumn leaves in the yard. Last week I mentioned Barrington, Illinois, as a Tree City USA. It is not alone. In addition to the U.S. flag th
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:00 am

A new project to stimulate downtown living – 33 years ago

This week our look back over IT’s 40 years is occasioned by the City of Springfield’s halting efforts to redevelop the Y block. Hopes that a residential building here will magically transform down
Second Thoughts
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:00 am
Back in January I repeated one of my time-worn rants about the environmental damage being done by factory-style cultivation of corn. I stated,   A good field in mid-illinois these days i
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:00 am

“Heads I win, tails you lose” is a lousy state motto

Homeopathy figures prominently in the annals of medical quackery. It is based on the idea, or rather the hope, that “like cures like,” meaning that a disease can be cured by whatever produces simi
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:00 am

Why should public schools train private workers?

 The memory of it lingers after 50 years. Lunchtimes when I was a student in District 186 schools meant mock pizza pie. While that dish was an awful eating experience, it was a valuable learning
Second Thoughts
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:00 am
I appreciate the governor of Illinois confirming a point that I made in my drafts of “Graduation exercise” but which I couldn’t squeeze into the finished piece. From Doug Finke:   


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