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Second Thoughts
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:00 am
 Will Baumol died on May 4. He is the economist who conceived of the concept of “cost disease.” An  interesting man and an important thinker. He is obituarized here and his ideas are
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:00 am
 Buildings are coming down along Ninth Street to make way for an off-street transfer facility for the Springfield Mass Transit District, with an eye toward construction someday of a full-scaled t
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:00 am

A new book recounts building the U of I main campus

 I expect that the main campus in Urbana and Champaign of the University of Illinois is the Downstate town that many Springfieldians know best after their own – in some parts the prettiest and
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:00 am
 Kewanee is known to the wider world. It was officially dubbed the "Hog Capital of the World" in 1948, when government agriculture statistics showed that Henry County led the world in hog produ
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:00 am

Cat is leaving Peoria for a prettier woman

 For 90 years, “Caterpillar” was just a different way of spelling P-e-o-r-i-a. But the company has decided to move its entire executive team of some 300 people out of the River City to Chicag
Second Thoughts
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:00 am
The antics of Congressional Republicans trying to vandalize the Affordable Care Act are outside my brief here at Illinois Times, except to the extent that they threaten to do harm to Illinoisans. Happ
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:00 am

Staying in touch with my inner pig farmer

 I was at my desk in 1982 when the phone rang. “Hello.”“What the hell is a pork belly?” It was Lewis Bergman, calling from New York City. Lewis was former editor of the New York Times Mag
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:00 am

CWLP will soon need a clean power plan of its own

 That man Trump, who relishes catastrophe, has done his part to unleash it on the planet by trashing the Obama Clean Power Plan to decarbonize the electricity generation industry. This is a matte

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