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Map: Which States Illinoisans Moved To The Most

New research from Northern Illinois University's Center for Governmental Studies (CGS) found that Illinois lost nearly 10,000 citizens between 2013 and 2014. This was the largest decline in absolute numbers of any state in the nation and the first statewide population decline in Illinois since the 1980s, according to new U.S. Show More Summary

Senator Kirk, If You Are Not Addressing Climate Change, You Are Not Addressing the Health of the Great Lakes

Climate is the biggest threat to the Great Lakes. As we have noted before, if you're not addressing climate change, you're not addressing the health of the Great Lakes. That is what makes a vote last week from Senator Mark Kirk so disappointing. Show More Summary

The Court Didn't Give Us the Right to Marry

Neither Did the Politicians, Nor Their Hangers-on -- Random Thoughts on Last Friday's Supreme Court Victory It's been a long road to get where we are today. I can remember back when most even in the LGBT community could give a damn about...Show More Summary

10 Best Illinois Cities For Starting A New Business

Illinoisans are used to less-than-great economic news about the state, especially when it comes to jobs and business. But new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) seemingly contradicts the notion that new businesses avoid...Show More Summary

Illinois rewind: This little girl sees the way forward for the state's children

A series of reports by the Daily Herald and Chicago public radio station WBEZ finds indisputable evidence of something we've suspected for decades: "Kids who come from poverty plainly do not perform as well as those who are born to better...Show More Summary

Senator Kirk: If You Are Not Addressing Climate Change, You Are Not Addressing the Health of the Great Lakes

Climate is the biggest threat to the Great Lakes. As we have noted before, if you're not addressing climate change, you're not addressing the health of the Great Lakes. That is what makes a vote last week from Senator Mark Kirk so disappointing. Show More Summary

Poll: Gov. Bruce Rauner's Support Slumps

Since Governor Bruce Rauner unleashed his nearly $2 million TV Ad buy two weeks ago, political and media pundits have been almost exclusively focused on diagnosing the 30-second spot's 20-second attack of House Speaker Michael Madigan. What...Show More Summary

Crazy UFO Sightings In Illinois

Illinois might just be one of the most UFO-crazy states in the nation. Using data from the National UFO Reporting Center and the Mutual UFO Network, Metrocosm has created an interactive map that includes more than 90,000 reported UFO...Show More Summary

What It's Really Like to Cook on a Food Stamp Budget

In 2013, 49.1 million Americans lived in households struggling with hunger, a stark number which includes 15.8 million children and 4.8 million seniors. Food insecurity is a daily reality for about one in seven households. So why doShow More Summary

LBTQ Civic Leaders

Transgender has entered the mainstream of public awareness through Caitlyn Jenner. That is a good thing. But public awareness of a reality star's life as shown in the pages of Vanity Fair doesn't translate to public acceptance for those who don't live the unreal life of a reality star. Show More Summary

Dear Supreme Court, Our Daughter Is Watching

Many of us are on pins and needles as we await the Supreme Court's most significant opinion in the history of LGBT rights in the United States. In Obergefell v. Hodges, the court must decide if the United States Constitution requires...Show More Summary

Where to Find Your Favorite Foreign Cuisine in the States

Chances are that if you ask Americans what kind of foreign food they've tried locally, the answer will most often be Chinese, Thai or Indian food. While there is certainly nothing wrong with these cuisines, chains in the U.S. tend to highly Americanize their recipes, leaving the search for authentic dishes somewhat challenging. Show More Summary

Removal of the Confederate Flag

Why has it taken so long to remove the Confederate Flag in the United States? It represents a dark period in America and it should be removed from all public places, especially in the southern part of the United States. President Obama stated that the flag should be placed in a museum. Show More Summary

My Depression Is Not an Accessory

Largely among teens and young adults, there seems to be this false idea of what depression actually is. I've often heard the narrative of depression being embodied by two rebellious, black-clad lovers curled up on the hood of a car, cigarette smoke trailing figures around them. Show More Summary

Watch: A two-minute lowdown of Madigan's budget stalemate position

As things stand now, Illinois state government will enter a partial shutdown in one week as Fiscal Year 2016 begins with no state budget in place. Without a budget, the state comptroller has no legal authority to issue payments for the...Show More Summary

Theater of the Future: A Conversation With Regina Taylor

Welcome to the future. Regina Taylor is celebrating her 20th year as an associate artist at Chicago's Goodman Theater. Her fantastically innovative stop. reset. just closed its run at the Goodman. The production is enlivened by its interactive...Show More Summary

Illinois 18th Congressional Candidates Support Climate Action in Democratic Debate

The two Democrats running to replace Aaron Schock in Illinois' 18th Congressional district supported action on climate change in a recent debate sponsored by several news organizations. Both candidates mentioned a letter from Pope Francis calling on Catholics to make combating climate change a top priority. Show More Summary

The 10 Best Bakeries in America

Visiting an actual bakery to buy bread is like going to a butcher to buy meat or a fishmonger to buy fish -- a dying habit. The convenience of grocery stores is that you can purchase all these items in once place, but there is something to be said for buying goods from dedicated businesses, often small, that have their specialty down to a science. Show More Summary

A look at Michael Madigan's "non-budget"

Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek has little use for House Speaker Michael Madigan's oft-repeated accusation that Gov. Bruce Rauner is being unreasonable and "extreme" by trying to use "non-budget issues" as bargaining chips in deadlocked budget talks: House Speaker Michael Madigan, the wily one, says it's unfortunate and distracting because Gov. Show More Summary

Ouch! 9 Of The Least Safe Hospitals In Illinois

If you want to make sure you get the best quality care from hospitals in your area, Consumer Reports' 2015 rankings of the safest hospitals in Illinois is a good place to start your research. Consumer Reports used data from various state...Show More Summary

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