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Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 01:28 pm

District 186 tries to excite the reluctant learner

It’s back-to-school time again – the hopeful buzz of the first few weeks when the backward and the indifferent say to themselves, “This year I’m going to get it right,” f...
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010 08:31 am

Seeking the scenic in central Illinois

Dave Bakke, who usually observes the world from the upper slopes of the State Journal-Register, the other day looked at it from an even higher vantage point – the cenotaph that stands on the edg...
Thursday, July 8, 2010 01:57 pm

The Midwest faces the prospect of the Big One

The foundations of Springfield institutions will crack and sway. Structures long thought impregnable will topple; a long-familiar landscape with be altered beyond recognition. No, it is not the convic...
Thursday, June 24, 2010 10:14 am

Springfield’s surprising tradition of industrial invention

Building new businesses based on new ideas is the central axiom of the near-science of economic development. Sangamon County’s would-be Edisons in the medical field recently were invited to subm...
Thursday, June 17, 2010 10:01 pm

Rep. Mark Kirk suffers a self-inflicted battle wound

You wouldn’t think it was possible for a soldier to shoot himself in the back while marching toward the front line, but Congressman Mark “Don’t Get Fooled Again” Kirk has manag...
Thursday, June 10, 2010 05:59 am

Will a new Stratton Building be a better one?

The William G. Stratton Building – eyesore, health risk, money trap – has gotten a reprieve. It has been sitting on Death Row since 2007, when the State of Illinois launched an inquiry and...
Thursday, May 6, 2010 10:01 pm

Immigration policy and the skilled international

In 2002, the government of the People’s Republic of China banned a book of oral history interviews with the sorts of people that the West does not hear about, and that the Chinese authorities do...
Thursday, April 29, 2010 05:41 am
Abe World opened five years ago this month, on April 19. Drawing on all the dark arts of electronic hucksterism, the new museum was to transform Springfield into a Mecca for patriots who would make th...
Thursday, April 15, 2010 11:36 am

Redirecting Illinois spending on higher education

Facing nearly half a billion dollars of unpaid bills from the State of Illinois, the University of Illinois says it will probably have to raise tuition nearly 20 percent over the next four years. Taki...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 06:08 am

The original vision for the campus

I complained here recently that the University of Illinois at Springfield’s recently adopted master plan will make the future UIS campus the kind of sprawly, inchoate, inefficient place that ale...

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