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Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:00 am

The lost art of political invective

 Spiro T. Agnew came to Springfield in September of 1970 to make a speech. To that approximately half of the public not yet born in 1970, I must explain that Mr. Agnew was a vice president of the
Second Thoughts
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 12:00 am
 In my 2012 column “New Beijings,” I speculated more than half seriously on a possible cure for the depopulation of the Illinois countryside. I proposed to add a few New Beijings to our Ne
Second Thoughts
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 12:00 am
 On January 9. Bob Goldsborough of the Chcago Tribune published a fine obituary of Lee Sandlin, the man I described in "A poet of Fact" as "arguably . . . Illinois’ best writer." In on
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:00 am

Illinois loses Lee Sandlin

 The man who arguably was Illinois’ best writer died not long ago, and hardly anyone south of the Loop noticed. Lee Sandlin, belle-lettrist and critic, was among the contributors to Chicago’s
Second Thoughts
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:00 am
 Faithful readers of this paper will recall that Jackson Street between 2nd  and 8th streets has been talked about in recent months as a pedestrianized link between the statehouse complex
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:00 am

Where should the governor of a divided state reside?

 “I look forward to living in the Governor’s Mansion,” said candidate Bruce Rauner to the Associated Press, “and would consider it an honor.” More than 216 miles separating Winnetka fro
Second Thoughts
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:00 am
Further thoughts on the naming, renaming and misnaming of public buildings that I addressed in "Official graffiti": The original wing of what is now regrettably known to most Illinoisans as the Mi
Second Thoughts
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:00 am
 In “Why did the pedestrian not cross the road?” I noted that downtown promoters and merchants have become concerned about the risks to workers, shoppers and tourists downtown posed by car
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:00 am

Immigrant-hating and the Illinois democracy

 Quick – how big a part of Illinois’ population in recent years has consisted of unauthorized immigrants. Ten percent? Fifteen? Twenty? In 2012, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, it was 3

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