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Second Thoughts
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:00 am
 Reader Jay Kitterman CHA, director of the Culinary Institute at Lincoln Land Community College, writes to remind me that the death of Indian restaurants in Springfield in 1981 I d
Second Thoughts
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 12:00 am
Last week I remarked on a pretty good new book about corn and the Midwest from the U of I Press. (See “Where corn is god.”) I didn’t know it then, but when I became a magazine journalist
Second Thoughts
Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 12:00 am
 Back in June of 2015, in “The Razor blade in the apple,” I speculated about the likely effects if passed of Mr. Rauner’s ballyhooed property tax freeze. Among its provisions, the Rauner
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 12:00 am

A new book offers not quite everything you wanted to know about corn

 I grew up within a block of a corn field on the east end of Springfield. Nearly every weekend of those years we’d visit the relatives on their farm outside Beardstown; over the potholes and th
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:00 am

Expressing our unconscious unease about immigrants

 The dread of the invader runs deep in every human. The savage acts on it unthinkingly, by reaching for a club; the civilized man and woman is no less vulnerable to it but considers it disreputab
Second Thoughts
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 12:00 am
 In my 2013 column, "Throwing in the towel," I talked about the several proposals then on the table to treat elite college athletes like the semi-pros they really are. New York's Jonathan
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:00 am

Does the French Revolution hold lessons for Citizen Rauner?

 Drowsy after a heavy holiday meal, I settled in to finish Stefan Zweig’s classic 1934 biography of Marie Antoinette. As I drifted in and out of sleep, the Versailles in Zweig’s account of th
Second Thoughts
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:00 am
 In a recent column I described the razing in 1978 of the Hotel Abraham Lincoln. Readers interested to learn more about this consummate act of stupidity might enjoy this piece I wrote a few weeks
Second Thoughts
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:00 am
 A few further thoughts triggered by my recent column about the hoped-for restoration to health of the Ferguson Building at 6th and Monroe in downtown Springfield: The federal taxpayer signi
Second Thoughts
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:00 am
I touched on only only a fraction of the issues regarding recycling in my recent column on that topic. The market for recycled materials is down, which is putting private recyclers under financia

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