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Second Thoughts
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:00 am
The piece about the Springfield Redbirds that appeared in the paper on March 23, 2017, was shortened by rain, so to speak. Readers interested in the complete version will find it here, as it appear
Second Thoughts
Monday, March 20, 2017 12:00 am
 A skeptical reader wondered how the Trumpish crackdown on unpapered immigrants might hurt Illinois agriculture, as I argued it would in "Absolutely ridiculous." More than 70 percent of
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:00 am

The meager harvest from school gardens

 Teaching, it has been said, is like cultivating a garden. Some teachers believe that cultivating a garden is a form of teaching. The kids at Butler Elementary have been growing and harvesting he
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:00 am

Why tourism promises more than it delivers

 I have written often in the past about tourism development in Springfield. The topic is a hardy perennial – not because there are always new things to say, but because there are always new rea
Second Thoughts
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 12:00 am
The current Atlantic Monthly, staff writer David A. Graham, explores an issue that I've addressed from time to time in an Illinois context -- that the real division in the U.S. is not betwe
Second Thoughts
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 12:00 am
 You really ought to go see "Shifting Sands: Springfield's Architectural Legacy, Part 2," a photographic portrait of a changing Springfield. Co-curated by the excellent Erika Holst, a regula
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:00 am

Trump is deporting America’s future

 “It’s absolutely ridiculous,” said Springfield’s Rosanna Pulido about a bill in the General Assembly that would bar from schools, health care facilities and places of worship non-federal
Second Thoughts
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 12:00 am
 In this week’s column I wondered out loud about the question of the day: If the federales succeed in banishing all undocumented immigrants from Illinois, would that be a good thing or a bad
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:00 am

What if, after you build it, they come?

 Oh, are we going to have us some fun. Public party space being planned in the form of a new Bicentennial Plaza between Fifth and Sixth Streets at Jackson and a park on the Y block across the str
Second Thoughts
Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 12:00 am
Frustrated that you are reliant on lyin' reporters to fact-check assertions by our lyin' politicians? Ever wonder how the pros decide whether a claim is mis-stated, misleading or downright false?Gua

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