Blog Profile / Huffington Post: Chicago Blog

Filed Under:United States / Chicago
Posts on Regator:4921
Posts / Week:16.5
Archived Since:January 22, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Why Every Black Activist Should Stand With Rasmea Odeh

As a Black activist, many people ask me why I choose to support Palestinian rights. While the answer is in some ways complicated -- triggering significant personal and political questions for me -- in other ways it is quite simple: I stand in solidarity with anyone fighting for freedom. Show More Summary

Teens Trade Relationships for Easier Alternatives

By Maggie Harden, Vernon Hills and Daniel Vogwill, Chicago Agricultural Dating is a different experience than it was a generation ago. Parents who once were "going steady" don't understand the complicated dance that is modern high school dating. Show More Summary

Busting the Myths about the Illinois Budget Impasse

Gov. Bruce Rauner recently has said the $5 billion unbalanced budget passed by Democrats last year not only was unconstitutional, but that it also has led to the current standoff in Springfield. What Rauner hasn't talked about his the...Show More Summary

The Church We Want: A Communion of Love

Religion is a very personal thing. This is why religious arguments are usually very complex and emotionally charged. Even though most institutionalized religions have their own sets of creeds, beliefs and practices, there is no guarantee...Show More Summary

Woodlawn: Can Jesus Fix Race Relations?

Woodlawn tells the true story of race, rivalry and religion within the confines of Birmingham Alabama's Woodlawn High School, the last school in Birmingham to integrate. The story follows wonder kid athlete "Touchdown" Tony Nathan (portrayed...Show More Summary

Fortune 500 Companies in Illinois With the Most Cash Stashed Overseas

Dozens of Illinois Fortune 500 companies in 2014 had more than $135 billion in offshore tax havens, according to a new report published by Citizens for Tax Justice and the Illinois PIRG Education Fund. The report, "Offshore Shell Games...Show More Summary

Welcome to "Forward Chicago"

The sign on the door says "C'mon In!" You walk into a FORWARD CHICAGO gathering, an autumn harvest potluck. Following the flow of Helene and Richard's home, the doors in the back thrown open to the lush green trees, poised for change, to their boat dock and the gently rushing waters of the North Branch of The Chicago River. Show More Summary

Oh the Irony: "Back to the Future" Writer Who Predicted 2015 Cubs World Series Win Is Cards Fan

How's this for irony? When the movie "Back to the Future II" came out in 1989, the joke was self-evident: Things are so crazy in the far-off world of 2015 that the Chicago Cubs win the World Series. Then came the 2015 Chicago Cubs. Suddenly, the Cubs-defeat-Miami gag doesn't seem quite so jokey. Show More Summary

The Top 10 Most Haunted Cities in Illinois, Says Mysterious Heartland

For years, the website Mysterious Heartland has sought out some of the most notable haunted locations throughout Illinois and the Midwest. As Mysterious Heartland's Michael Kleen points out, some people argue Illinois is one of the most...Show More Summary

Here We Go Again... Rauner and Madigan Resume War of Words

Like a reoccurring nightmare, Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan on Wednesday returned to their fierce fighting tactics over the state budget standoff. Rauner initiated the latest back-and-forth in a speech to the Chicago...Show More Summary

American Environmentalism Should Embrace the Cause of Homelessness

No beings are more deserving of our compassion than members of our own species who have no habitat to call home. In environmentalism, we believe all people deserve to live in a healthy environment. When we educate about climate change,...Show More Summary

Want To Feel Good? Gratitude Might Just Be the Answer

According to a national study on gratitude, funded by the John Templeton Foundation, it seems that 94% of Americans believe that people who are grateful are more fulfilled and lead a richer life, but less than half of us express gratitude on a regular basis. Show More Summary

Food-truck bust in the Loop sets disturbing precedent for Chicago chefs

Every weekday, close to a dozen food trucks line up at Wacker Drive and Adams Street in downtown Chicago to serve lunch. But Oct. 5, city officials ticketed trucks and told them to leave. The food-truck bust serves as a chilling reminder...Show More Summary

The 6 Types of Posts That Are Keeping You Single

I'm producing The Black Social Network play next week; it's one of 40 short plays to appear in the prestigious Atlanta Black Theatre Festival. In the play, one of the characters, Jasmine, is going through a breakup in real life, and she posts everything imaginable online, to the chagrin of her soon-to-be ex. Show More Summary

Check Out These Spooky Haunted Houses... If You Dare

Do you enjoy walking through dimly lit hallways splattered with blood and shrouded in fog, never knowing what's lurking around the corner or in the shadows? Then you're probably very excited it's October and that haunted houses are back. Show More Summary

Rauner Says He's Talking To Democrats, But They Need To Stop Waiting and Take Action

Surprisingly, some good news has come out of Springfield: Gov. Bruce Rauner, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton recently met to discuss the state budget impasse. End of good news. On Friday, at a pressShow More Summary

CultureZohn: Chicago Shows Off

The entryway to the Chicago Architecture Biennial Chicago is tired of being flown over. It is tired of being called the third coast. It is tired of being known for its fierce wind, multiple members of the Daley family, and the Mob. It...Show More Summary

Let's Not Forget About the Pension Crisis in Illinois

Over the past three months, the budget standoff has dominated the news cycle in Illinois, but it's important not to forget about the $105 billion unsolved problem that is the state's pension crisis. When the Illinois Supreme Court in...Show More Summary

Two of the Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities Under 200,000 in Illinois

A new analysis of the FBI's latest crime data ranked two Illinois cities among the nation's Top 10 most dangerous with populations under 200,000. Law Street Media's "Crime in America 2016" rankings, which uses the FBI's 2014 violentShow More Summary

Gentleman's Guide Charms at the Bank of America Theatre

If you were to look up "delightful" in the dictionary, I wouldn't be surprised if the 2014 Tony Award winning musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder provided an exemplification of the word. In an an action-packed 2.5 hours, we...Show More Summary

Recent Posting Activity


Posts per Week
Posts on Regator

Related Blogs

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC