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Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:00 am

A Supreme Court ruling misunderstands religious freedom

 I have long wondered why God, who for decades has been routinely invited to watch over the General Assembly and guide its deliberations, has asked Mike Madigan to do that job for him. Now I know
Second Thoughts
Monday, May 26, 2014 12:00 am
From time to time I have noted the baleful effects on the Illinois countryside of factory-style grain production systems that require fewer and fewer farmers. The day is approaching when raising corn
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:00 am

. . .with the Indiana blues again

 I’m packin’ up darlin’, down the road I go…a black top road running to a gravel road then a sand top road and I’ll be gone–“You Don’t have To Go” as performed by Jerry Lee
Second Thoughts
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:00 am
 In Give and take, I noted that the cost of non-wage benefits can be a brake on business hiring and depress wages, and that in recent years the cost of total compensation for U.S. workers has r
Second Thoughts
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 12:00 am
(Michael Tercha, Chicago Tribune / May 19, 2014)As I noted in Cultural Arts Major, Star Wars creator George Lucas wants to buy some U.S. city a new museum to house his collection of
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:00 am

I go to a Rotary convention

 Foreign travel is usually regarded as a perk of high office. After I had been elected president of Springfield High School’s Interact Club, the service club for boys, sponsored by the local Ro
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:00 am

A new map charts the Cubs-Cards divide

 The proprietors of The Upshot drove in a couple of runs for their new web-based news site when they posted a fun interactive map of baseball fandom. Aggregating Facebook “likes,” Tom Giratik
Second Thoughts
Monday, May 5, 2014 12:00 am
 My column deriding George Lucas’ hopes to house his personal collection of Americana in Chicago was probably ungenerous. Maybe it was because I was mistaken for Lucas in shopping center not
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:00 am

George Lucas wants to improve young Chicagoans

 Toymaker George Lucas is thinking about buying Chicago a museum to house his personal collection of early 20th century soft-core and magazine cover art by the likes of Maxfield Parrish and Norma

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