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Let’s Keep our Rainwater Here–Part 3

    Good Taxes “ ‘Good tax’ may sound like the ultimate oxymoron at first,” says Luigi Zingales, a professor of entrepreneurship and finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, and author of a new book,  A Capitalism for the People.  (No, he’s not a Socialist, he’s actually a Libertarian.)  He was […]


LET’S KEEP OUR RAINWATER HERE Part 2 WHAT FALLS IN ELGIN SHOULD STAY IN ELGIN   When rain falls, two things can happen to it.  It can infiltrate the soil and become an asset to local life, or it can run off and become a liability to life downstream. James M. Patchett & Gerould S. […]

Winter Views

Out of the bosom of the Air,  Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken, Over the woodlands brown and bare, Over the harvest-fields forsaken,   Silent and soft and slow   Descends the snow.  Ralph Waldo Emerson    Winter Views  At last!  Snow!  I visited some friends last Thursday, the day after our first […]