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Blog Post Archive

We Went to IKEA

My daughter needed a mattress, so we went to IKEA. Neither of us had been to an IKEA before. We took I-90 from her apartment in Irving Park to Schaumburg. It was a long drive, riddled with construction. We got off at the Arlington Heights exit, missed a turn on Algonquin, recalibrated. Show More Summary

As the election grows nearer, education makes its way into the Illinois governor's race

Illinois education funding has become one of the main battlefields in the race for governor between Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner. Here's the company line from each campaign: From the Quinn campaign: Bruce Rauner's tax plan will gut education funding by cutting the state income tax from 5 percent to 3 percent. Show More Summary

Who Is Renting and Who Is Buying in Illinois?

Buying a house is a huge lifetime commitment, and the decision is often fraught with questions upon questions and one pro/con list after another. How can you really know what the best choice is? Who are the people who choose to buy and...Show More Summary

Governor Quinn Has Baghdad Bob Moment During Fracking Protest

Governor Pat Quinn had his Baghdad Bob moment during an anti-fracking protest at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. For those who may have forgotten (or are too young to remember) Baghdad Bob became famous as the perpetually positive...Show More Summary

4 Reasons Not to Use Your Debit Card at a Bar

You've watched enough Tarantino to know you should only bring a knife to a gunfight if you're Uma Thurman. Bringing a debit card to a bar is like the proverbial knife at a gunfight: a shoot-ready script for getting killed by the bill. Bar...Show More Summary

Mayor Emanuel's Love for JRW's Team, Not Neighborhoods

(Photo by nathans226, Courtesy of Creative Commons) Like Chicagoans across the city, Rahm Emanuel loves the plucky and gritty youngsters from the Jackie Robinson West Little League team. He tweeted repeatedly about them. The city hosted...Show More Summary

The Hidden Concerns Behind Northstar's Firing

Northstar Lottery Group, the company Gov. Pat Quinn chose in 2010 to be the first private entity in the country to administer daily lottery operations, has been fired. Local media have chronicled the company's failure to meet project revenue targets each of the past three years. Show More Summary

Chicago Transit Authority uses taxpayer dollars to transport themselves

A new report by the Better Government Association found that the Chicago Transit Authority's retirement plan and healthcare trust spent almost $60,000 on trips to pension conferences around the country over the last four years, according...Show More Summary

Guzzardi Undecided over Mayoral Endorsement

State Rep-elect Will Guzzardi, who has quickly emerged as a progressive rock star for clobbering State Rep. Toni Berrios in the March Democratic primary on Chicago's near west side, caused eyebrows to twitch a few weeks ago over what...Show More Summary

6 Ways Men and Women Are (Mostly) Different

We both want it all. Beyond that, research finds we have less in common. I've spent most of my career as a psychologist examining the differences, as well as the similarities, between how men and women approach life, and the experiences that make up that life: How they work, how they parent, how they love. Show More Summary

Is Pat Quinn's reelection in trouble?

As the Ilinois governor's race marches ever closer to the November election, both candidates have nine weeks of hard campaigning ahead of them. But Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's road might have gotten just a bit harder, writes Madeleine...Show More Summary

Who Cares If Burger King Is Pro-Gay When It's Hurting Every One of Us?

I'm really getting tired of companies, politicians, donors and other entities using their support of LGBT rights -- something much easier to do these days -- as a way to pose as progressive, often as a PR move to blunt criticism of a bad record or even nefarious actions. Show More Summary

Illinois Ranks Low on Quality of Life for Disabled People

For the eighth year in a row now, Illinois has been at the bottom of an annual study that rates how well each state in the U.S.'s Medicaid programs serve its citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD). United Cerebral...Show More Summary

Illinoisans see the legal limits of their constitution

Following last week's ruling from the First District Court of Appeals in Chicago that said a question about whether or not a legislative term limits amendment to the Illinois constitution could not appear on November's ballot, Illinoisans...Show More Summary

How are floods and Illinois government connected?

The weather has been wet in Illinois this week, with rain-inundated streets enough to set off middle-of-the-night emergency alert flood warnings. But it's not just the rain that Illinois has to thank for its flooding tendencies. The state's rivers, infrastructure and landscape all play their parts. Show More Summary

Teachers, Like Mr. Keating, Deserve Due Process, Support, and Our Respect

Co-authored by Kevin Lindsey of First Focus As the nation pays tribute to and reflects on the life and work of Robin Williams, it is notable that Williams earned Academy Award nominations and one Oscar for his incredible portrayal of teachers dedicated to making personal connections to young people that are both inspiring and life-changing. Show More Summary

Which Illinois Communities Have High Median Rents?

Fewer Americans are making homeownership a top priority than before the recession and accompanying housing market collapse, according to the Washington Post. Only 61 percent say owning a house is emblematic of the American Dream, 17 percent lower than the high point in 1986. Show More Summary

An Illustrated Analysis of Op-Ferguson

History has proven images can be a very powerful weapon. I am a fan of political satire and political cartoons, especially the widely unknown work of the great Dr. Suess during WWII. I created these political cartoons to express my feelings about the current situation in Ferguson, MO. Show More Summary

WATCH: What Is A 'Sexy Body'? This Remarkable Model's Photos Are Redefining That Answer

What if you could choose body parts like you choose a pair of shoes? And what if these prosthetics could help you do new things and express new parts of yourself? Aimee Mullins shares what she calls the poetry of prosthetics. We want to know what you think. Show More Summary

Michael Brown and Our Great Opportunity

The days succeeding the tragic police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, have further affirmed or exposed several unfortunate realities present within our society today. We live in a news media culture...Show More Summary

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