The Hamilton Minute Archives

Prairie State Pothole Conundrum

Monday, January 15, 2018
Does it seem like the roads in Illinois are worse every year?  Underlying highway funding issues may partly explain the conditions of our roads.  One of the primary sources of revenue to fix roads in Illinois is the motor fuel tax (MFT) which is a flat 19 cents per gallon paid at the pump....

An Engineer in the Woods, Installment 8: The Woodland Pond

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
“What do you mean you have to give away the koi?  You’ve had some of those fish for over 10 years.” Kristen and I were standing on the back deck of our home in Plainfield next to the koi pond that I had built, improved and repaired many times over the past fifteen years or ...


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