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Illinois' gubernatorial candidates in their own words

Illinois voters have a difficult choice to make in less than five weeks: Who will become the next governor? Reboot Illinois teamed up with the Better Government Association to ask the three gubernatorial candidates - Democrat Gov. Pat...Show More Summary

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Illinois? Test Your Knowledge Here

You probably know which presidents are from Illinois, where the capitol is located and which great lake forms our eastern border. But how much do you really know about the Land of Lincoln? Can you name the state bird or how many counties...Show More Summary

Illinoisans have been trying to reform the pension system for almost 100 years

The condition of Illinois' failing public pension systems has been topic No. 1 in state government for the last five years. Chief Legal Counsel to Illinois Senate President John Cullertain Eric Madiar recently discovered that Illinois...Show More Summary

Wrigley Field Under the Scalpel

This morning as the sun came up in a warm autumn breeze over Lake Michigan, the iconic baseball park, Wrigley Field, went under the scalpel as streets were blocked off till next April, semi trucks carrying the giant tools of construction...Show More Summary

5 Illinois Cities With Some of the Highest and Lowest Unemployment in the State

In Illinois, each metro area had unemployment rates drop for the fifth month in a row. Jobless numbers in all 102 counties also fell, according to preliminary figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department...Show More Summary

The Food Waste Fiasco: You Have to See It to Believe it

You may have already heard a few appalling facts about food waste but just in case you haven't, here are a few tidbits of information to catch you up on the issue. -We throw away 165 billion dollars worth of food per year in America....Show More Summary

Does Rauner have his facts right?

With the November election now just five weeks away, both candidates for Illinois governor are campaigning at full-speed ahead. But Rich Miller of Capitol Fax says Republican Bruce Rauner should check his facts before making claims about his Democratic opponent Gov. Show More Summary

How to Get Away with Murder, Where Race Doesn't Matter

How to Get Away with Murder, where race doesn't matter, it's the content of their characters. Remember President Bill Clinton's strategists James Carville, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and company, when they bested President George H.W. Show More Summary

Brady Hoke Needs To Be Fired From Michigan, But Maybe Not For The Reason You Think

Brady Hoke has been the head football coach at the University of Michigan since 2011. In his last nine games against Power 5 schools, he has compiled an almost inconceivable 1-8 record. And over Michigan's last three games against Power...Show More Summary

Best Graduate Schools in Illinois

U.S. News and World Report's 2015 higher education rankings included lists for graduate programs in six different categories: business schools, education schools, engineering schools, law schools and medical schools in both researchShow More Summary

Rauner Still Silent on Ohio Racketeering Lawsuit

Fallout from Illinois GOP gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner's private equity firm's ownership and operation of Trans Healthcare, Inc., a nationwide nursing home chain, continues to dog the challenger's campaign. The trial which started this week in U.S. Show More Summary

Green Tie Ball XXIII (PHOTOS)

One of Chicago's most celebrated charity events, Green Tie Ball, returned last week with a glamorous theme, 'The Great Green Gatsby,' honoring the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald story. Hosted by nonprofit organization Chicago Gateway Green...Show More Summary

7 of Illinois' Healthiest and Least Healthy Counties

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program has released 2014 national health rankings. Some counties in Illinois are on the right track health-wise, but some have room for improvement. To determine rankings, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps...Show More Summary

Tea and Conversation with Smashing Pumpkins Frontman, Billy Corgan

I had been wanting to sit down with Billy Corgan on The Dinner Party To Go Podcast for a while. There has been so much written about him and, as a fellow Chicagoan, his reputation locally - for better or worse - is larger than life. I prepared myself for a potentially abrasive encounter as I have read that he can be a tricky personality. Show More Summary

That's Just Not Fair

"Well, that's just not fair!" cries the indignant 8-year-old. "Fairness has nothing to with it!" says one of his dads. It's a dialogue that occurs at least once a day in our house, especially around bedtime. As soon as our youngest son can talk, I'm sure we'll hear it in stereo. Show More Summary

Illinois election attack ads: Which parts are true?

The Illinois gubernatorial election is well under way, and both candidates are putting their best arguments forward. But sometimes their best arguments for their own elections are really arguments against their opponents' election. Attack ads from Republican Bruce Rauner and Democratic Gov. Show More Summary

Trial Underway in 'Legal Thriller' Case Against Bruce Rauner's GTCR

The long-awaited trial involving Bruce Rauner's private equity firm's alleged "bust-out" of its nursing home company began Monday, September 22 before Judge Michael G. Williamson in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Tampa, Florida. This is the...Show More Summary

7 Illinois High Schools With Surprising Mascots

Fall sports season is underway for Illinois high school students who are wearing their school colors and being cheered on by their schools' mascots. But among the ubiquitous Eagles and Wildcats, some Illinois high schools have some pretty...Show More Summary

BGA: Chicago Public Schools "willfully and intentionally" delaying FOIA requests

Andy Shaw at the Better Government Association says the organization has filed a lawsuit against Chicago Public Schools for "willfully and intentionally" keeping Freedom of Information Act requests from reaching the BGA in a timely manner. From...Show More Summary

Four Ways Higher Education Can Change the K-12 Equation

Most Americans believe that the major problem with K-12 education today is a lack of quality standards. Schools aren't able to effectively impose higher standards, students aren't expected to meet higher standards, and the processofShow More Summary

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