A guest essay appearing in Illinois Issues, October 2000, in which I called for a regional dialogue on farmland, to consider farmland as land, which in those days of booming development was nearly impossible. The full article as published is here.
An article published in Planning Magazine, January 2002, corresponding with the annual planning conference in Chicago that year. I summarize efforts of the many (perhaps too many) groups with their hand in the regional planning arena. The article as published is here.
A ‘first person’ essay published in Illinois Issues, November, 2001. Alvin later told me he thought the story needn’t seem so sad. The article is Island Grove Afternoon. My original text, more complete, follows below.
It is the church standing alone in the countryside that first intrigues a visitor to the parish of Island Grove. Continue reading