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Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am

ADM is asking a broke Illinois for money

 For a lot of people in Springfield, Decatur is just a place to stop when you get hungry on the way back from a U of I game. But people live there too – at least some still do; the city has los
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:00 am

The congressman confronts complexity, and gets confused

 Usually, when I read Mad-Hatteresque pronouncements from members of the Republican caucus of the U.S. House, I am reminded of the works of Lewis Carroll. Reading the remarks by 13th District con
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 12:00 am

Term limits are bad politics and worse government

“Throw the bums out!” I say.Ah, if only we knew who the bums are. Bruce Rauner thinks he knows – they are public sector unions, public school systems and the politicians who enable t
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 12:00 am

Is the state spending too much to restore the Statehouse?

Ordinarily, I would be thrilled that so many people were discussing the merits of the ongoing historical restoration of the Illinois Capitol. Except they aren’t. They’re discussing “
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 12:00 am

Restoration makes the Statehouse too grand for politics

Soon, the West Wing of the Illinois Capitol will emerge after two years inside a cocoon of plywood and tarps. The structure was closed off, paradoxically, to make that part of the building both newer
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 12:00 am

Socialists once had a place in central Illinois

Champaign is used to naive people who overestimate their prospects of success at endeavors at which clearer-eyed observers know they will fail. Think of all those incoming freshmen, all those Fighting

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