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Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 12:00 am

Creeping conversions remain a problem after 28 years

 Organizers with the City of Springfield and the Springfield Regional Planning Commission held what amounted to an informal design charette the other day. Citizens were invited to imagine a futur
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:00 am

Matching the supply of knowledge to the demands of government

 “Because economic decisions are made by elected officials every day,” said Rockford state senator Dave Syverson to the Register Star recently, “we need to have officials who understand the
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:00 am

Gotham has always drawn Springfieldians to the bright lights

 It is natural in this season to think of New York City, but this year I have been thinking of it in a happier light than the 9/11 anniversary casts on it. I had reason to read the interview that
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:00 am

Can fishy fads rid the Illinois of silver carp?

 It is satisfying to contemplate that unbridled capitalism might in some cases be harnessed to rectify the damage done by unbridled capitalism. In recent weeks commercial fishing on the Illinois
Illinois - James Krohe Jr
Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:00 am

Looking back while going over the Donner Pass

 During four Junes since 1994 I’ve moved to and from Illinois and the West Coast. On that first trip, orange and yellow U-Haul and Penske rental trucks settled on the big roads by the hundreds,
Second Thoughts
Friday, May 2, 2014 12:00 am
 Emily Badger, who covers urban policies for the Washington Post’s Wonkblog, flagged for her readers a recent Wall Street Journal article about how once-Republican inner-ring suburbs of
Second Thoughts
Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 12:00 am
There is much to say about statues, and public art in general, and I am surprised, looking back over nearly 40 years of writing about things Illinoisan, that I have said so much of it. There is,
Second Thoughts
Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 12:00 am
 In “A new Dawn at the statehouse?” I suggested that most of the statues and memorial that litter the statehouse grounds ought to be landfilled, they being either mediocre art or memoriali


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