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The 10 Best U.S. Cities to Be a Vampire

Although many people believe vampires to be fictional, their presence is ingrained in our pop culture, thanks to shows like "True Blood," "Twilight," and the latest vampire movie to hit the big screen: "Dracula Untold." Although theShow More Summary

Democracy's Most Cherished Act

Democracy! A word, a way of life, our highest ideal: Everyone is equal; no one is marginal. I still feel the force of this word, though the middle syllable -- "mock" -- grows increasingly dominant when I hear it, especially now, as election season rolls around again. Show More Summary

5 Illinois Monster Stories That Will Make You Want to Check Under the Bed

On Halloween night, monster sightings in Illinois will go through the roof--little goblins and ghosts and ghouls will abound in every neighborhood. But Illinois also has its fair share of sightings of monsters that don't go door to door...Show More Summary

A Movement that Matters

In the past few years I've used this platform to talk about the strength of our community and how we can leverage our economic and political power to make an impact in Chicago. There is no greater way to demonstrate our political power than by exercising our right to vote. Show More Summary

Shaw: Illinois needs responsible voters

The 2014 Illinois statewide election is only days away, and the Better Government Association's Andy Shaw wants Illinoisans to think very carefully about their candidate choices before they vote. He says the state needs informed, responsible...Show More Summary

Filmmaker Steve James Talks 'Life Itself,' Roger Ebert on 'The Interview Show'

Documentary filmmaker Steve James stopped by "The BIG Interview Show," at The Abbey Pub in September 2014, to talk about his new movie, "Life Itself," about the life of Roger Ebert. Our next show is Nov. 7, at The Hideout, in Chicago,...Show More Summary

9 Tips for Dealing with the Emotions When Writing a Memoir

Writing a memoir is much like going through your trunk of family treasures and keepsakes. At times the memories may be fuzzy, just like the ink on the pages of that 70-year-old journal your great-grandmother kept. Sometimes the memories may be painful, much like the ring your father gave you before he passed away. Show More Summary

The Creative Gifts of ADHD

In his 2004 book Creativity is Forever, Gary Davis reviewed the creativity literature from 1961 to 2003 and identified 22 reoccurring personality traits of creative people. This included 16 "positive" traits (e.g., independent, risk-taking,...Show More Summary

How the Recession Is Still Hurting Millennials

Opportunity matters. But for many young Americans, opportunity is hard to come by. Young Americans have faced bleak job prospects for years, but the recession hit millennials particularly hard. Just 63 percent of Americans age 20-24 were employed as of September 2014, according to calculations based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Show More Summary

The Team That Did Not Practice

My 17-year-old daughter has been playing soccer since she was 5. One year of club soccer sent her running back into the arms of our local AYSO -- something that had little to do with her skill set and more to do with just wanting toShow More Summary

Illinois Senate and Governor Candidates in Gun Denial

It barely made headlines earlier this month. A man with an assault rifle fired at a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Blue Line train around noon on a weekday in Chicago's busy downtown. Police arrested Lorenzo Jones, 25, preventing what might have become Chicago's own Long Island Rail Road Massacre (in which 6 were killed and 19 wounded in 1993). Show More Summary

Where Character Counts, Win With Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn

We met as students at Northwestern University School of Law. Pat Quinn was the guy attending classes in shirt and tie while the rest of us were wearing jeans because he always had somewhere to go when class ended. Always working. Always in motion. Show More Summary

America's Best and Worst Airports for Flight Delays

A word of advice for anyone who dreads being stuck in the purgatory of an airport terminal, gazing wistfully at the departures screen: Avoid Chicago. We analyzed data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics for 29 major U.S. airports...Show More Summary

25 Simple Ways to Save Money as a Dog Owner

This post first appeared on I love Amos, my Yorkiepoodle, oodles and oodles. But I've never known him to be able to hold down a job. Sure he is cuddly (sometimes), lets me know when someone is at the door and provides good Instagram fodder. Show More Summary

Quinn or Rauner

Quinn or Rauner Illinoisans are gearing up for the upcoming Gubernatorial Race between incumbent Governor Pat Quinn and his Republican Challenger Bruce Rauner. The race has turned into a series of negative campaign ads coming out of both camps. Show More Summary

Crime Stats for Illinois's public Universities

College campuses are meant to be places safe for learning and discussion. Most Illinois public universities are typically very safe for their students, but violent crimes still take place. Women are especially at risk. Originally called...Show More Summary

Illinoisans aren't very engaged at the polls, says new study

Illinoisans aren't particularly politically engaged but we're not the most apathetic voters in the country either, says a new study. Tied with Georgia, Illinois was ranked as the number 27 most-politically involved state in the country in a study by Show More Summary

Top 10 Cities That Spook: Creepy Tours Around the World

Need a good scare this Halloween season? Indulge in your penchant for the paranormal with bone-chilling details of ghosts, torture and unexplained phenomena on a spooky city tour.'s list rounds up the goriest, scariest and creepiest tours all around the world. Show More Summary

The Barhopper's Layover: Chicago

Chicago O'hare is one of the biggest and busiest airports in the world. If you fly American or United on any kind of semi regular basis you have probably flown through here on more than one occasion and have probably been delayed here more than just once or twice. Show More Summary

3 reasons why you shouldn't let campaign negativity keep you away from the polls

The 2014 Illinois governor's race has been one of the most fiercely fought in recent memory. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner have both tried to convince voters that the other is the worst thing that could happen to the state. Show More Summary

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