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Illinois Libertarian candidates share their platforms

During the 2014 statewide elections, the eyes of most Illinoisans have been trained on the Republican and Democratic candidates for various state offices. But third-party candidates, members of the Libertarian Party, will also be included on Illinoisans' ballots Nov. Show More Summary

The 10 Best Dive Bars in America

By: Andy Kryza and Liz Childers Sometimes, you go to a bar for a fancy cocktail. Sometimes, you go for a rare beer paired with some gastropub innovation. And sometimes -- most times -- you go to drink in a dark, windowless room, where...Show More Summary

5 Illinois Counties That Go to Bed the Earliest

Hey, Illinoisans--turn off the lights and put down your phones. You're not getting enough sleep! Jawbone, the creators of a fitness-tracking bracelet, tracked the bedtimes of 1 million of the bracelet's wearers across the U.S. by county. Show More Summary

Chefs Kornick, Izard, Gand and Restaurateurs Levy and Stefani Inducted Into the Chicago Chefs Hall of Fame

On October 16, chefs Stephanie Izard of Girl and the Goat and Little Goat (Chef of the Year), Gale Gand of Spritz Burger (Pastry Chef of the Year), Michael Kornick of MK, Ada Street and DMK Burger Bar among others (Legendary Chef), and...Show More Summary

A Trend in European Cities: The Anti-Cafe

Image by Ziferblat There's an interesting trend emerging in some cities in Europe, called Anti-Cafe. For those unfamiliar with it, it might conjure up a great deal of questions as to what it is. When I asked around if people knew about...Show More Summary

ReThink Review: Dear White People -- Lessons for Republicans and the "Post-Racial" Generation

A lot of people interested in race issues (including myself) have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Dear White People, a film about a group of black students at a mostly white university that was funded through Indiegogo and eventually made it to the 2014 Sundance Film Festival where its writer/director Justin Simien won the U.S. Show More Summary

The Women's Vote: Ebola or Equal Pay?

Ebola panic is sweeping the nation, with schools closing and people barricading themselves at home, even if they're thousands of miles away from one of the three individuals who have contracted virus on U.S. soil. Politicians, always...Show More Summary

Illinois Needs Positive Action, Not Negative Ads

The head of the Small Business Advocacy Council of Illinois has had it with the barrage of negative ads TV viewers are enduring this election season. Small business owners and all Illinoisans want vision, not vicious attacks. From Richardson: This...Show More Summary

Illinois Wasting Millions on Another Coal-to-Gas Pork Project

The state of Illinois is throwing millions of taxpayer dollars at another coal-to-gas plant just two years after a similar project ended in failure. The Coal Development Fund has so far given Homeland Fuels two grants totaling $4.25 million in taxpayer dollars. Show More Summary

One My Lai a Month

"When somebody asks, 'Why do you do it to a gook, why do you do this to people?' your answer is, 'So what, they're just gooks, they're not people. It doesn't make any difference what you do to them; they're not human.' And this thing is built into you," Cpl. Show More Summary

8 Signs You're in the Hipster Part of Town

By: Gianni Jaccoma Credit: Flickr/Bill Dickinson These days, the term "hipster" has become so mainstream that it almost entirely lacks meaning, lost in a sea of skintight jeans, Flock of Seagulls haircuts, and cruelty-free almond butter. Show More Summary

Class Dismissed: New Indie Documentary On Home Education Receiving Amazing Audience Response

A new independent film, now showing in select theaters on the West Coast and making its way to the Midwest and East Coast in November, is currently screening to sold out audiences. Class Dismissed explores the fast growing movement in the U.S. Show More Summary

No One Should Have to Go Through the Bullying That I Did

No one should ever experience being bullied. It's a cowardly action that unfortunately occurs all too often in our schools. According to the National Education Association, it is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students. Show More Summary

Top-grossing Horror Movies Made in Illinois

According to the Illinois film office, the state's film industry generated record-breaking revenue in 2013 of $358 million, an increase from $184 million from the previous year. The Illinois film industry is well represented during the Halloween horror movie season. Show More Summary

Plutocrat (The Ballad of Bruce Rauner)

What do you give a guy who owns nine homes, made $60 million last year and wants to be governor of Illinois? I decided to give him the gift of music. After all, a guy who loves Wrangler jeans and Carhartt coats as much as Bruce Rauner...Show More Summary

Still They Rise Against the Machine

For the last 15 years, Chicago's Rise Against has been bringing a fury and thunder to punk and rock and roll. This past year, the band released seventh album, The Black Market to critical and commercial acclaim and scored their second No. Show More Summary

Saba Talks 'ComfortZone' on 'The Interview Show'

Saba's new mixtape, "ComfortZone," is one of the year's best. Lot of fun to have him on The Interview Show. Filmed at The Hideout, this summer (Aug. 1, 2014). Next Interview Show is Nov. 7, with Kelly Hogan and more! Thanks to Ben Chandler, Adam Peindl and Kevin Viol.

Illinois Libertarian Candidate for U.S. Senate Explains Why She Thinks We Need New Leadership

With so much focus on Illinois gubernatorial election Nov. 4, it can be easy to forget that Illinois is also in the midst of five other statewide races. Illinois Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Sharon Hansen, who is running against incumbent Democratic Sen. Show More Summary

Illinois Is Killing Black Opportunity

Illinois is killing black opportunity Illinois is home to a vicious cycle that prevents its black residents from reaching their full potential, and too little attention is being paid to the numbers driving it. For starters, less than...Show More Summary

Pest Company Says Chicago Has the Most Rats of Any City

Keep an eye out, Chicago. The Windy City was the most rat-infested city in the country in 2013, according to pest-control company Orkin. The company based its rankings on the number of rat-eradication service requests it received inShow More Summary

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