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Second Thoughts
Monday, May 2, 2016 12:00 am
 In "More jet-age wonders" I praised the  jet-age barn on the state fairgrounds known as the Illinois Building, which was completed in 1950 to plans drawn up by the Chicago firm of Lo
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:00 am

Another plan to tax income by ability to pay

 Everyone who cares enough to have an opinion agrees that revenue is at the heart of the State of Illinois’ present distress. Some say that’s because the state doesn’t raise enough of it, o
Second Thoughts
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:00 am
Samuel Scott III, the retired chairman and CEO of Corn Products International, which now calls itself  Ingredion. He gave a speech to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs in which he examin
Second Thoughts
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:00 am
 A drearily familiar story came briefly back to mind in today's Trib. The campus in Harvard in northern Illinois that Motorola opened in 1997 to make cellphones. and which had been closed since
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:00 am

Springfield to gay man in 1993: “We don’t need to know that.”

This week I dust off a Prejudices column from June 3, 1993, when same-sex marriage was illegal in Illinois and many Springfieldians still believed that same-sex love should be too. Tom Chiola, by the
Second Thoughts
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 12:00 am
When the National Park Service in 1971 took over the blocks of Eighth and Jackson streets around the Lincoln home, it ruthlessly cleared them of any structures that had not been standing w


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