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Step-by-step Guide for Searching the Illinois State Board of Elections Website

If you ever want to find out all kinds of exciting Illinois political information, the Illinois State Board of Elections is the place to do it. It's one of the best resources for anyone who wants to be a smart voter or just wants toShow More Summary

After Topinka, who will keep Illinois politicians honest?

Illinois government still is experiencing a void where the late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka's frank voice used to be. Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek wonders whether any other politicians will be able to bring the same honest rhetoric...Show More Summary

7 of the Best Overall Top Colleges in Illinois

When students are looking for their best fit in a university, there are dozens of metrics to consider, such as specific academic programs, sports teams, location. But it's good to have an overall picture of the best schools too--theShow More Summary

Illinois elves have some gift ideas for your favorite politicians

Still trying to check off your last gift-buying errands on your holiday list? Not sure what to get your favorite (or least favorite) politicians this year? The Reboot Illinois elves have come up with a few suggestions: 8. U.S. Sen. Dick...Show More Summary

'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

Just back from seeing most of Exodus: Gods and Kings. I walked out after the parting of the Red Sea, which was depicted more as if an iffy forecast by Tom Skilling missed a low pressure system forming over Lake Michigan, than God majestically parting it to let his people go. Show More Summary

United Nation's Committee Against Torture Addresses Systemic Problems in US Law Enforcement and Justice Systems

Dec. 10th was International Human Rights Day, first declared in 1950 by the United Nations in order to "bring to the attention 'of the peoples of the world' the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement...Show More Summary

Top-Performing Schools in Some of Illinois' Biggest School Districts

Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has said improving education in Illinois will be one of his priorities during his term in office, but before Illinoisans can formulate a plan on how to move forward, it's important to know where we already stand. Show More Summary

7 New Illinois Laws You're Going to Want to Know in the New Year

Not knowing a law is not considered a legal defense for not following it. So don't get caught unawares -- new laws will take effect in Illinois in 2015 that could affect the daily life of average Illinoisans. Get up to speed on what new rules you'll be expected to follow in the new year. Here are seven of the new laws: 1. Show More Summary

Rudolph Dance Off: One Of The Most Festive Things To Hit Chicago This Season

Forget those 10 Lords a Leaping. This season, Chicagoans only need two. Meet co-workers and pals Matt Monnin and Peter Frederiksen. The spunky and enterprising duo have been generating buzz lately with their festive dance battle, dubbed the Rudolph Dance Off. Show More Summary

Beyond Gov. Quinn's much-questioned appointment, should the Illinois Sports Facility Authority even exist?

When Gov. Pat Quinn last week appointed his former campaign manager Lou Bertuca as the new head of the Illinois Sports Facilities authority, some Illinoisans were suspicious of the patronage feeling to the situation. But Scott Reeder...Show More Summary

Protesting Across America

Thousands of people all across the United States are protesting on a daily basis to bring more attention to the issue of 'Excessive Force and Police Brutality' in the United States. As a matter of fact, hundreds of people protested in the UK making this a worldwide issue. Show More Summary

10 Awesome Holiday Gift Ideas for That Fitness Lover in Your Life

The holidays are here... there is a chill in the air, lights everywhere, and Christmas music playing in each store you enter. As you are going through your list of people in your life who deserve a little extra something special, there...Show More Summary

The Theory of Everything Should Win Everything

What a gorgeous film directed by Brit James Marsh! The Theory of Everything should win everything as awards season gets underway. The world's leading theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking even provided his Equalizer computerized voice...Show More Summary

If We Don't Kick Racism Out of Criminal Justice Now, Then When?

by Yolande Cadore The failure of the U.S. criminal justice system to protect nonwhite people is at an all-time high. The opportunity to correct course is now. The recent killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Rekia Boyd,...Show More Summary

Petcoke on Our Parkways? The Crudification of Chicago

There has been movement on the piles of oil refining waste along the Calumet River, which have been such a powdery black eye for Chicago of late. KCBX, the company holding massive mounds of petcoke at the edge of homes, schools and parks...Show More Summary

9 of the Best-rated TV Shows Set in Illinois

Chances are that people who have never even been to Illinois or Chicago have some idea of what it's like here: the brutal weather, the corrupt politicians, the iconic pizza. And they probably got most of those ideas from watching TVShow More Summary

Illinois is One of the Worst Places in the Whole Country to Retire

Retirement is a working life-long goal for most people--great amounts of thought are given to planning and saving and making sure all ducks will be in a row when it's finally time to clock out for the last time. This work should all be worth it, though, when retirees get to spend their last years enjoying family, friends and hobbies worry-free. Show More Summary

Tony Romo May Not Be NFL MVP, But He Has Become An Elite Quarterback

Tony Romo is not going to win the NFL MVP this season, that much is clear. There are too many other great quarterbacks having monstrous seasons: Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Andrew Luck, to name a few. And his teammate in the Dallas Cowboys backfield, running back DeMarco Murray, is firmly in the conversation as well. Show More Summary

Legal corruption? It's real, and it's a problem for Illinois.

Illinois is famous for its corrupt politicians, exemplified by its long list of former governors who went on to serve jail sentences. But the state also has plenty of political corruption that's perfectly legal. Truth in Accounting's...Show More Summary

Holiday Quandaries for a Man of Mustache

At the holiday times, people of Mustached American descent -- real men of brawn, feline hatred, and power tools -- are often at a loss for words as to all of this holiday gift giving fuss. Not to undermine, attack nor in any way conduct a "war on Christmas" as FOX News has suggested is the case with the United States government. Show More Summary

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