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Second Thoughts
Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 12:00 am
Illinois’ newest Congressman, Darin LaHood, has argued that the U.S. must put more resources into securing the borders to stop the flow of immigrants coming in illegally. Really? More? Between 200
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:00 am

Preparing children for this world and the next is tricky

Ordinarily I would not trouble the Roman Catholic church with my opinions. Its sacred books are divinely inspired; my columns, alas, are not. I would happily take my nose out of the church’s busines
Second Thoughts
Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 12:00 am
Reuters confirms what began to look inevitable some years go: According to official data from both states, Houston's growing population is expected to exceed that of Chicago within 8 to 10 years, mak
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:00 am

The classic American diner is dying

 A few years ago, I met an old pal from Springfield in Chicago. We grabbed a bite at the Marquette Inn, the ground-floor diner named after the magnificent 1895 Loop building of that name which ho
Second Thoughts
Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 12:00 am
 I am on a Bruce Rauner fast, during which I have foresworn insulting our new governor. So I will instead refer you to Guardian columnist Jeb Lund’s recent appreciation of Mr. Rauner’s rol
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:00 am

New kinds of cars promise new kinds of parking lots

 Me and parking lots, we go back a long way. I’ve written at least seven columns over the years damning as unwise the undevelopment of downtown Springfield to make spaces for cars. The first on
Second Thoughts
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 12:00 am
 This week I take up the subject of the demise of the American diner. There are lots of reasons why this is happening, which I didn’t have space to examine in my column. In the big cities

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