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1974, The Cubs, Mom And Me

It was 1974. I was bored silly in a fog of ADHD (when they called it “unsettled”) and sitting at my desk at Dirksen Elementary. It was first grade. I was pouring glue on a fresh spot of marker ink, letting the color soak in so I could manufacture a rare jailhouse jewel while ignoring Mrs. Show More Summary

Writing On Wrigley Field's Walls

Still think it's just about the baseball? Just north of Wrigley Field is Graceland Cemetery. And under the wild grey skies of November, on a tiny peaceful lake near the grave of the great ballet dancer Ruth Page, is the grave of Mr. Cub--Ernie Banks. Show More Summary

Will Gov. Rauner Target the Illinois Supreme Court in 2018?

llinois Supreme Court Justice Burke faces retention in 2018 Since becoming a candidate for governor in 2013, Bruce Rauner has put $60 million into various campaign funds. That's more than double the Top 10 contributors gave in the four-year...Show More Summary

Opinion: Let's Vote And Treat Politicians Like They're Our Children

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek I was texting with some family members over the weekend and I'm sure it will come as no shock that one of my sisters told me she'd done the deed and voted early, figuratively holding her nose...Show More Summary

From 1908 To 2016: How The Cubs Were Named To Win The World Series

It is a foregone conclusion that the Chicago Cubs will win the 2016 World Series. How, you ask? Well Dr. Mallory Katz of BabyNames.com analyzed the names of both the 1908 and 2016 rosters and came to the realization that, by any other...Show More Summary

The Ghost of Wrigley Field?

The Chicago Lutheran theological Seminary. Site of present day Wrigley Field. Am I the ghost of Wrigley Field? That echo of distant laughter you can almost grab on to before everything goes icy dark? Is that me? Perhaps it would be best for you to decide. Show More Summary

Mark Kirk Apologizes to Tammy Duckworth for Heritage Comment

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk took to Twitter Friday to apologize after created a national media firestorm Thursday during a debate with his odd remark that questioned his Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth's heritage. (See the first video below.) Sincere apologies to an American hero, Tammy Duckworth, and gratitude for her family's service. Show More Summary

A 92-Year Cubs Fan And A Lifetime Of Baseball Memories

My dad was the quintessential Cubs fan. Years ago as the Cubs made the playoffs, he reminisced. Now with the Cubs in the World Series, or as we Chicago fans say "Hell frozen over," it feels appropriate to share his story. The year was 1927 and Calvin Coolidge was President. Show More Summary

Will judge strike down Chicago's food truck rules?

For the past four years, Chicago has forced food trucks to live under ridiculous rules. But depending on the outcome of a case now before Cook County Circuit Court Judge Anna Helen Demacopoulos, the Chicago Way may have to change. The anticipated Dec. Show More Summary

Tic Tac Trump

With Donald Trump still unwilling to say that he'll leave the political stage gracefully after voters send him packing on November 8, I decided to write him some exit music. My message to the Donald is simple: "Pop a Tic Tac and kiss your ass goodbye." TIC TAC TRUMP (M. Show More Summary

How Downstate GOP Lawmakers Are Dealing With The 'Trump Effect'

For downstate Republicans, the subjects of voting for and supporting Donald Trump are a minefield. They know that their districts gave Trump heavy support in the primary and the voters they need may be Trump loyalists. If they say they're...Show More Summary

Voters, Don't Fall For These Over-the-Top Attack Ads

How to cut through all this campaign attack ad silliness   MATT DIETRICH: Madeleine, I am in a quandary. I can't decide whether my vote for state representative should go to the candidate who wants to end Social Security and Medicare or the one who is part of a cabal that pays millions of dollars to child sex offenders. Show More Summary

Poll: Clinton Thumping Trump in Illinois by 19-points, Leading in DuPage Too

Hillary Clinton holds not only a commanding 19-point lead over Donald Trump in Illinois according to a new poll, but also she has grabbed a solid lead over the reality TV star in a suburban DuPage battleground. An October 13, 2016 poll...Show More Summary

Sunshine in Chicago: Don't Write Mayor Emanuel's Political Obituary Yet

According to local legend, Richard J. Daley, the Mayor of Chicago from 1955 to 1976, was once told that a group of experts had concluded that American cities had become ungovernable. Daley allegedly replied, "What the hell do the experts...Show More Summary

New Mike Madigan Documentary Interesting, But Not Authoritative

Opinion The Illinois Policy Institute's new Michael Madigan documentary,"Madigan: Power, Privilege, Politics," will serve as a significant historical artifact for generations to come for a couple of reasons. First, the content of"Madigan:...Show More Summary

Reboot Illinois/BGA Comptroller Questionnaire

With Illinois mired in a budget crisis, who should get paid by the state, when, and how should that be prioritized? Should citizens be able to see who's waiting to be paid? What other kinds of government finance information should citizens...Show More Summary

Duckworth, Kirk Reveal Stark Differences in Reboot Illinois/BGA Questionnaire

How will our U.S. Senate candidates work to end gridlock in Congress? What is their view of campaign finance and voter ID laws? How will they tackle gun violence and our heroin epidemic? In order to help voters with their decisions, Reboot Illinois and the Better Government Association asked our state's U.S. Show More Summary

Nearly Half of Illinoisans Want to Leave, Poll Finds

If you're a young Illinoisan, it's likely you want to get out of the state. If you're an Illinoisan of any age, it's even more likely that you think your home state is headed in the wrong direction. The third installment of the fallShow More Summary

Columbus Day: Black legend meets White City

By William Francis Keegan, University of Florida The story of Christopher Columbus, as with all legends, involves a series of great successes and horrible failures. Columbus's current favorability rating hovers somewhere close to those of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Will a Teacher Strike Accomplish Anything?

On Tuesday, October 11, public school teachers in Chicago may go on strike, suspending the education of nearly 400,000 children and forcing parents to find safe havens for their kids in a city crippled by gang violence. Given the price,...Show More Summary

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