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Happy New Year

2016 was quite a year. A great year. The most interesting Presidential election year of my lifetime. My first full year as a grandfather. The first time I've ever visited Berlin. The first year during which almost all the books I read were on a Kindle. Show More Summary

The Magic Remains - Joffrey's Nutcracker Transformation

The Joffrey Ballet in Christopher Wheeldon's The Nutcracker. Photo by Cheryl Mann. by Catherine L. Tully A different type of excitement buzzed throughout the Auditorium Theatre lobby Saturday night. In years prior the hum has always been the lively anticipation of a ballet that was a familiar favorite-a tradition for many people in the Chicago area. Show More Summary

Heart Disease in Cats: A Silent Killer

Last week, a client brought her senior cat to have a pre-anesthetic blood test drawn by one of my certified veterinary technicians for a future dental procedure. Unexpectedly, this client also brought her recently adopted handsome young cat, named Apollo, for a nail trim. Show More Summary

Chicago - The Walking Dead?

Chicago is lost. Where's the outrage? Where is the disgust? Since the 2015 Thanksgiving Eve release of the Laquan McDonald killing video and subsequent Black Friday protests (#LaquanMcDonald #BlackFriday #BlackChristmas) we have experienced an increase in the mayhem and madness of murders and attempted murders (shootings) - 700+ & 4000+ respectively. Show More Summary

Go Against the Flow: Claire Lew, CEO of Know Your Company

Claire Lew is the CEO of Know Your Company, a software tool that helps companies with 25 to 75 employees overcome growing pains. Her mission in life is to help people become happier at work. Her software, Know Your Company, helps doShow More Summary

New Cook County jobs program: A Band-Aid fix for a gaping wound

Young people in Chicago's toughest neighborhoods are stuck. The public schools are in shambles. Kids drop out instead of graduating. If they do graduate, they're unlikely to get into college. They probably can't find a good job, either. That means they're likely unemployed long term, perhaps scraping by on welfare. Show More Summary

Trump, Rauner on Similar Wavelength With Public Workers

Opinion Gov. Bruce Rauner famously spent the 2016 election season refusing to endorse, disavow or even say the name Donald Trump. Yet unlike some Republicans who rebuked or refused to fully embrace the Republican candidate, Rauner never...Show More Summary

Chicago Citibank Branch Blockaded By Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

Roughly 30 Chicagoans blockaded a Citibank branch on North Clark Street today to demand Citigroup divest from the Dakota Access pipeline. It’s part of a flurry of nationwide actions targeting pipeline investors. Part of the group remained inside the bank, blocking business for two hours until they were arrested. Show More Summary

The U.S. Elections: End Of Empire? A View From Haiti

Wednesday on campus was a discussion aimed at addressing the issue of safety for our most vulnerable students: people of color, especially Black students, Muslims, and undocumented students (who, at NIU, mostly come from Mexico), asShow More Summary

The Value Of The Anti-Trump Post-Election Protests

The right and some on the left have derided the large post-election protests against Trump's election. What both sets of critiques share is a failure to listen to any of the protesters, except through the media filters that they in other...Show More Summary

Killing Chicago's Finest: Something Else Happened the Day the Cubs Won the World Series

On November 2nd, 2016, the world lost a good natured, empathetic and heroic person. This happened on a day in Chicago history that will live in infamy not because a hero was ruthlessly murdered, but because of a baseball game where dozens of new Chicago heroes were born. Show More Summary

Speaker Madigan's Deputy: We're In The Same Boat

By Madeleine Doubek OK, deep breath in. Deep breath out. Now that we got that nasty election out of our systems, there's a veto session in Springfield starting next week. House Speaker Mike Madigan, Gov. Bruce Rauner and everyone will...Show More Summary

Election Morning Reflections On Why The Dems Couldn't Beat Someone As Disgusting As Donald Trump

Some preliminary thoughts on the Democrats' failure to beat someone as loathsome as Donald Trump: 1) Insider Democrats did all they could to tilt the scales (Wasserman Schultz, Donna Brazile, et al) to nominate the most out-spokenly neo-liberal candidate ever. Show More Summary

Reject the Trump-Rauner agenda on Tuesday

As a high school English teacher, I've taught my students to read carefully, think critically, and write persuasively. They learn that arguments must be based on good evidence, convincingly explained.   Governor Bruce Rauner seems to...Show More Summary

Illinois Early Voting Sees Record Number of Ballots Cast

By Kevin Hoffman The number of Illinoisans who voted early, before Election Day, has reached record levels. As of Monday morning -- the last day of early voting -- 1.267 million voters had cast their ballots statewide. When vote by mail...Show More Summary

What the Illinois Comptroller Race Results Could Mean for State Budget Crisis

Opinion No analysis of the race for Illinois comptroller is complete without the term "proxy war." It's a term Illinois voters have heard and experienced many times over the decades, as Republican and Democratic party leaders of the Illinois House and Senate pour money into the campaigns of their members to fend off challenges from the other party. Show More Summary

Cubs Win!

No more "wait 'til next year!" Kiss goodbye the "Billy Goat Curse" forever. No longer are they the "Lovable Losers." That's right! The Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in the 10th inning of the 7th game of the World Series to end a championship drought that lasted 108 years. Show More Summary

I Feel Terrible For Chicago Cubs Fans, And For Good Reason

I'm happy for the Chicago Cubs. Winning the World Series is an incredible feat. I'm less happy for Cubs fans. I know this is easy to say (and perhaps ridiculous) coming from a fan of the New York Yankees, but with the winning of theShow More Summary

Stress-Free Dog Walk

Do you walk down the street and say "hello" to every stranger, introduce yourself and then, engage in playful banter? Recently, I've seen an uptick in clients expressing concern that their pet cowers or growls when a stranger reaches down to pet it. Show More Summary

A Letter To Cubs Fans From A Red Sox Fan And Her Dad

Hey Cubs fans, It's me and my dad here. We appreciate your nausea, elation, anxiety, and tears as you survive these long baseball nights. Your pain and pride resonates deeply with us and with tons of Red Sox fans who understand how your universe feels right now. Show More Summary

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