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Robert Peace and the Educational Reform Movement

How can a brilliant man who received a rigorous education at a private school and graduated from Yale University end up living in poverty and shot dead for dealing drugs in Newark? That is the question I grappled with as I read The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs. There is no question that Rob Peace was brilliant. Show More Summary

Pat Quinn vs. Bruce Rauner vs. Chad Grimm -- Nonpartisan Candidate Guide for Illinois Governor's Race 2014

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Pat Quinn vs. Bruce Rauner vs. Chad Grimm Governor's race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election...Show More Summary

Producers Discuss Moving the Needle in Music at AES Conference

In the evolving and ever-changing music business, the one thing that still remains constant and the common thread shared among this award-winning producer panel is integrity in the music and art, as well as serving the artists. ThisShow More Summary

IRMA president: Illinois' fight on patent trolls must move to the federl level

Though Illinois has passed laws against patent-trolling shakedowns, the head of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association believes this is a battle only the federal government can fight. IRMA President Rob Karr writes: Patent trolling...Show More Summary

5 of Illinois' Most Haunted Sites

October is in full swing and Halloween is only a few short weeks away. That can only mean one thing: goblins and ghosts and ghouls have arrived in Illinois -- or at least stories about goblins and ghosts and ghouls. More Summary

10 Facts About Homelessness

Renee Delisle was one of over 3,500 homeless people in Santa Cruz when she found out she was pregnant. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported she was turned away from a shelter because they did not have space for her. While other homelessShow More Summary

Visit Chicago's Worst Museums

That David Bowie exhibit at the MCA is cool as hell. George Lucas just announced that his museum is going to make our heads explode. And the Art Institute? TripAdvisor recently named it the #1 best museum in the entire United States,...Show More Summary

Watch: What do the shifting poll numbers mean for Illinois' gubernatorial election?

A new Reboot Illinois poll last week found Gov. Pat Quinn leading Bruce Rauner when respondents were asked for whom they'd vote if the election were today. But another poll, conducted over two days last week and one day in September,...Show More Summary

Best City for Fall: Chicago

If you're not thinking of Chicago as a fall destination, you are really missing out. Sure, leaf-peeping in New England, apple picking in Michigan and laughing at the rest of the country from California are all fine fall traditions that...Show More Summary

Mayor Emanuel Rides the Fence as Police Torturer Jon Burge Is Released From Prison

On October 2, 2014, former Chicago police commander Jon Burge, who was convicted of lying about torturing over 100 African-American men at station houses on Chicago's South and West Sides, walked out of the Butner Correctional Institution, having been released to a halfway house in Tampa, Florida. Show More Summary

Illinois' Most Popular State Parks for Fall

Cool temperatures, colorful foliage and a spooky atmosphere can only mean one thing: fall has come to Illinois. There is arguably no better place to fully appreciate and witness this metamorphosis than in Illinois' scenic state parks. Get...Show More Summary

Should Quinn get four more years to make his mark on Illinois?

With less than four weeks remaining until Illinois voters choose their next governor, friends and political foes Democrat Dave Lundy and Republican Chris Robling debate whether four more years for Quinn would be the best option for Illinois. From...Show More Summary

Why Doug McDermott Will Not Become the Next Adam Morrison

Let's take a trip down memory lane. Adam Morrison, the mustached, grizzly-looking Gonzaga Bulldogs star junior had just finished putting together one of the best college basketball seasons in recent memory, averaging 28.1 points per game, and led his west coast school into the NCAA Tournament. Show More Summary

Which Illinois governor candidate do voters think is more trustworthy?

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner have made every effort to paint each other as untrustworthy and themselves as the answer to the state's problems Rauner points to the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative and strongly...Show More Summary

Wall of Shame: The Worst Things About Illinois

Illinoisans know this state has a lot of issues to resolve -- a pension crisis, a terrible credit rating, a reputation of corruption. But we also know how great this state can be--Illinoisans are a hard-working bunch, and we enjoy titles...Show More Summary

50 Essential Last-Minute Marathon Tips

Congratulations on making it to the starting line after months of marathon training. Here are some practical tips to help you stay safe and run your very best race. Good luck and godspeed! Plan your transportation to the starting area. Plan...Show More Summary

Illinois One of the Worst States for Nursing Homes

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner's former company GTCR is under scrutiny for its involvement in a nursing home chain that is now facing wrongful death lawsuits in Florida. What about nursing homes in Illinois? Where does...Show More Summary

What Is Democrat Diana Rauner Doing, Campaigning for Republican Bruce Rauner?

Notwithstanding the blizzard of solicitation calls, emails, collateral material and advertising in the Illinois gubernatorial campaign, two statements of Bruce-Rauner enthusiast Diana Rauner stick out: that she is a Democrat, and that...Show More Summary

Reboot Illinois polls offer insights into 2014 state races

Democratic state Sen. Michael Frerichs is trailing behind Republican state Rep. Tom Cross in the Illinois treasurer's race by only 1 percentage point in a new Reboot Illinois/We Ask America poll. In three previous Reboot Illinois polls,...Show More Summary

Chiraq, Drillinois: Guns, Murder, Music, and Understanding

In 1956, Johnny Cash released his classic song "Folsom Prison Blues" in which he stated, "I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die." For those of you familiar with this song, ask yourself, "Have I ever felt like killing someone after listening to this?" The obvious answer, of course, is no. Show More Summary

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