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Teaching the Judeo-Spanish Heritage to Chicago Seventh Graders

During the Jewish and Christian holidays of Passover and Easter, it is well to think back on histories of inter-communal goodwill between these two Peoples of the Book and Muslims. One outstanding example involves the rich heritage of...Show More Summary

Will You Use the New Illinois State Lottery App?

I spent 10 years editing letters to the editor at The State Journal-Register in Springfield and I could retire comfortably, probably with a 3 percent annually compounding cost of living adjustment, if I had a dollar for every letterShow More Summary

Chicago Is the Fourth-Best City for Millennials

If you're part of the millennial demographic, you'll definitely want to read this. Especially if you live in Chicago, because that means you're a millennial living in the fourth-best city in the United States for millennials. Go ahead, pat yourself on the back or something. Chicago trails only New York City, Austin and Washington D.C. Show More Summary

Dancing With the Devil: A Puppy Mill Retailer

Many years ago a new client came to see me with his ill pet. I examined and successfully treated his dog. This new client, whom I later learned was the owner of a popular Chicago pet store, was so impressed with my skills he asked me if I would help him reduce the spread of contagious and parasitic diseases within his pet store. Show More Summary

One Lesson We Must Learn From the Boston Marathon Bombing

As bombs exploded, panic ensued. Misinformation in the immediate aftermath proliferated, but not for long. The New York Post reported at least a dozen dead, other news outlets that additional explosive devices had been found along the...Show More Summary

Which States Have the Most Millionaires?

Ever wondered which state has the most millionaires living within its borders? Find out below! We've created lists for states with the most millionaires overall, and states which have the most millionaires per capita. Now that you know...Show More Summary

What's the Matter with Illinois?

What really is wrong with Illinois? The Wall Street Journal took a look at the Land of Lincoln compared with our neighbors in the Great Lakes region -- specifically Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin -- to see the economic progress, or lack thereof, Illinois has made in the past five years. It's not a pretty picture The Wall Street Journal paints. Show More Summary

Procrastinating on Tax Filing? This List Might Inspire You

There are only a few days left before your federal and Illinois state tax returns are due. They must be e-filed or postmarked before midnight Tuesday, April 15. The IRS is partnered with several commercial e-filing services, such asShow More Summary

Should Chicago Have a City Income Tax?

No one really enjoys taxes, but they're necessary to help pay for the government services we receive. That's why Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has pitched a potential property tax increase to help the city make up the pension deficit it currently is facing. But Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn believes he has a better proposal. Show More Summary

These Are the 16 Best Burritos in America

Beloved for being the most American of all Mexican-American dishes (which all happen to be comprised of the exact same ingredients), the burrito is an apt metaphor for today's United States: We're less a melting pot of cultures thanShow More Summary

If You Only Have a Weekend in Chicago, Do This, Eat Here and Don't Go to Bed Early

When you only have one weekend to explore a new city, it's important to make every moment count -- but at the same time, you don't want to run yourself ragged. So when you have just 48 hours in Chicago, let this be your guide to a fun-filled...Show More Summary

Equal Pay for Equal Work a No-Brainer, Right?

Last Wednesday, Senate Republicans blocked -- for the third time -- the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill proposing to close the pay gap between men and women. The goal of the bill -- the attainment of equal pay for equal work -- seems like a no-brainer, right? Women with the same job, and same qualifications, as men deserve to be paid the same. Show More Summary

Cross, Frerichs Treasurer Contest Cues up Fierce Clash

Both the rhetoric and the tactics are heating up in race for State Treasurer, which other than the Governor's race, offers the most potential for drama in Illinois' 2014 campaign season. While this race may not feature stark ideological differences on social issues, former House GOP Minority Leader Tom Cross and State Sen. Show More Summary

Why Is John Cullerton Talking About Sunshine, Rainbows and Liking Illinois?

Senate President John Cullerton says he likes Illinois. And it's in writing too, so it would be hard for anyone to dispute him on that fact. Cullerton wrote an op-ed saying despite it being "not all sunshine and rainbows" in Illinois,...Show More Summary

Are These Really the '10 Best Cities' in Illinois?

It's not scientific in any way, and rankings were determined by a real estate blog, but it still presents an interesting discussion point. What are the 10 best cities in Illinois? Movoto thinks they know the answer to that question. According to Movoto, north suburban Northbrook is the top city in Illinois. Show More Summary

WATCH: The Amazing Story of How This Astronaut Went to Space, Went Blind and Returned to Earth Will Leave You in Awe

He tweeted from the International Space Station. Now astronaut Chris Hadfield tells the amazing story of going blind in space. Then he covers David Bowie, just because. Ideas are not set in stone. When exposed to thoughtful people, they morph and adapt into their most potent form. Show More Summary

U.S. Map of Failed State Partition Proposals -- Welcome to Forgottonia

It's no secret that Illinois has a rivalry that goes deeper than even the Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox war, and it is between the Chicagoland area and downstate Illinois. We regularly see comments (mostly on Facebook) of people...Show More Summary

Shedd Aquarium Around the World: Conserving Species and Critical Habitats

After the third worst winter on record and few rounds with the polar vortex, spring has finally sprung in Chicago. With the extreme winter weather behind us, Shedd Aquarium's conservation and research experts are ready to get back in...Show More Summary

Chief Keef Hits the North Shore: Two Chicago Perspectives

South Side POV (Evan F. Moore): You can take someone out of the hood but you can't take the hood out of them. Or so I've been told. Last year, Englewood's very own, Interscope Records recording artist Chief Keef, moved to the north suburban enclave of Northfield. Apparently, he's been nothing but trouble ever since. Show More Summary

Hologram Kizzie aka Psalm One Performs on The Interview Show

Hologram Kizzie, aka Psalm One, closed out the The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer, at the MCA on February 7, 2014. Her new album is "Hug Life." The Interview Show normally takes place the first Friday of every month at The Hideout. More at @markbazer

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