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Illinois' pension reform questions mean the state's financial future is uncertain

Illinois' December 2013 pension reform law was deemed unconstitutional Nov. 21 by a Sangamon County Circuit Court judge. The issue is likely headed to the state Supreme Court by way of appeal by Attorney General Lisa Madigan. The Illinois...Show More Summary

Archbishop Publicity

Credit: Eric Meisfjord/Inland Register No, Sightings will not turn provincial and even local on its readers, but this week it is hard to resist comment on news of the nearby. I can look out my windows and behold one synagogue and two cathedrals -- one Episcopal and one Roman Catholic. Show More Summary

15 Things Never to Say to a Chicagoan

By Joel Reese for the Orbitz Travel Blog 1) Michael Jordan? Overrated. You didn't just say that. Now you'll have to brace yourself as the Chicagoans in the room inundate you with a staggering list of accomplishments (10-time NBA scoring...Show More Summary

Windy City She-roes

The Windy City (Chicago, Illinois) has produced its share of accomplished women. I felt the wind while I was in Chicago recently and met some amazing women, who are making tremendous contributions to society, just like the women in this blog. Show More Summary

Every State's Signature Thanksgiving Dish, Mapped Out

Illinois' own Abraham Lincoln established Thanksgiving in 1863 in the United States "a day of Thanksgiving and Praise." Though Thanksgiving had been celebrated sporadically throughout the country since the 1600s, Lincoln's official designation of the day was also meant to give a day of reprieve and peace during the Civil War. Show More Summary

Illinois must use the lessons of Ferguson to build a better state

Back in September, Peter Creticos of the Institute for Work and the Economy wrote a thoughtful and provocative piece in the aftermath of the first spate of rioting in Ferguson, Mo. It's even more relevant today: "Ferguson is a not just about a white police officer and a young African American man. Show More Summary

Good for Business, Great for Families: Let's Finish What the President Started

On Thursday night, President Obama took an action that is long overdue on the issue of immigration reform. What this action does is important for our county because it clearly recasts our priorities for enforcing immigration laws by deploying our limited enforcement resources on deporting felons rather than families. Show More Summary

Darren Wilson Wasn't the First: A Short History of Killer Cops Let Off the Hook

The Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of African-American teenager Michael Brown is heartless but unsurprising. But it is important to place the case in context with the...Show More Summary

How Should I Feel?

Angry? Sure. Angry sounds good. Anger is okay -- no, preferred -- when dealing with injustice. Now, anger doesn't have to -- no, shouldn't -- lead to violence. But sometimes it does; sometimes anger makes someone do something they will...Show More Summary

The World's Best Marathons

What makes a marathon worth running? Well, other than the chance to challenge both your physical and mental limits and to prove to yourself that with hard work and determination you can achieve just about anything? Click Here to seeShow More Summary

6 Illinois Counties With Some of the Highest Sales Tax

On top of the regular cost of buying everyday things, most Illinoisans also have to pay three different sales taxes on top of the price of goods. That's right, three. Illinois state sales tax is currently set at 6.25 percent, and city sales-tax varies throughout the state. Show More Summary

Jim Edgar remembers his own time as an Republican governor working with a Democratic legislature in Illinois

Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner will follow in the footsteps of former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar when he takes control of a state in a fiscal crisis with a Democratically controlled legislature. Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek spoke...Show More Summary

First Lady Michelle Obama Praises Chicago DJ Doug Banks

It's not easy being #1 in the radio ratings in a town like Chicago. Especially when competing against some 60 other stations. Yet the Doug Banks Show in the afternoons on WVAZ-FM, gets it done with a mix of rhythm and blues, dusties,...Show More Summary

I would be so Thankful if only Chicago had an Elected School Board

While we all prepare to give thanks for family, friends, and loved ones, I want to pause and give thanks to the people in this city who are relentlessly trying to give us all the opportunity to have an Elected School Board. Because Mayor...Show More Summary

Some of Chicago's Top Chefs Share Their Favorite Gifts to Give

Stuck on what to give this Holiday Season? Twenty-one of Chicago's top chefs share their best gift ideas! 1. "My favorite book to get any and all cooks for Christmas is the Le Répertoire de la Cuisine, an absolutely essential book for anyone's library." - Tim Graham, Executive Chef, Travelle 2. Show More Summary

Illinois business leaders say they support Obama's immigration actions

(Editor's note: Following is a statement issued by the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition on President Obama's immigration executive order. For more information about the coalition and its members, visit its website. Chicago, Illinois - The Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) released the following statement today. Show More Summary

Illinois' state government must monitor its own size

Government is self-limiting--only government can make itself smaller. Illinois is the state with the highest number of taxing bodies, so Nancy Mathieson of Truth in Accounting believes that Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner should take it upon...Show More Summary

Peace in Ferguson, MO

The good people of Ferguson, MO deserve peace and respect from the community at large. As we await the decision to either indict Police Officer Darren Wilson or to let him walk away sky free, the people should remain in a peaceful state of mind. Show More Summary

How Do Illinoisans Feel About Stricter Gun Violation Penalties?

Most politicians have made their stances on gun control laws widely known. Republican Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has said he supports the rights of Illinoisans to own guns while some Democrats have expressed support for stricter gun control laws as a way to stymie violence in the state. Show More Summary

The Bristol's Strength: The Chef Chris Pandel Difference

Filming in Chris Pandel's kitchen at The Bristol for the upcoming Dinner Party was just plain fun. Relaxed and unassuming, Pandel just might be one of the best chefs in Chicago. Like the majority of our city's top chefs, Pandel believes in utilizing small farms. Show More Summary

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