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Rhetorical Analysis: Trump Is Just Another Word For Nothing Left To Lose

I had a couple of beers before heading over to the Quicken Loans Arena, where alcohol was only served in the private suites. So when I saw a guy with an "America First" sign, I felt just loose enough to ask, "If America's first, whoShow More Summary

We've Got An All New For You

Yep. You're right where you belong. Hello and welcome to your new Reboot Illinois! After surveying many of you, listening to your suggestions and conducting research on the best of the web, we're pleased to introduce the new websiteShow More Summary

I On Beauty Chapter 19: Still Modeling After 70

PHOTO COURTESY OF IRENE MICHAELS IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE BUT TRUE! Throughout my life I have worn many hats and the most lucrative has been modeling. As some of you may know, most modeling careers are over by the age of 40, and I believe one of the reasons my career has lasted so long is my attitude and zest for life. Show More Summary

Mourning the Blue: A Different Perspective

It's been a very emotional 48 hours in America and the Monday morning quarterbacking, present company included, about the events that took place in Dallas; costing five civil servants their lives, adds to the stress. Let me state, my commentary is not intended to discount anyone's opinion. Show More Summary

Reboot Illinois Joins the Pulitzer Prize-Winning PolitiFact Team

Illinois never has been more polarized. Our nation never more divided. This campaign season is unlike any other before it. Against this backdrop, in the instant age of the internet, claims and counterclaims, charges and countercharges...Show More Summary

Chicago Singer Takes Us to 'HEAVN'

After a hellish week, soulful Chicago singer Jamila Woods provided much needed musical healing with her debut solo album HEAVN. On her Soundcloud, Woods gives the following description of the album: HEAVN is about black girlhood, about...Show More Summary

America: We Are Never, Ever, Ever, Ever Getting Back Together

I'm embarrassed. I'm sick. I'm an ashamed American with a black son. I have an almost indescribable feeling in my stomach. I want to force myself to puke, in a vain attempt to rid the stomach of these aching feelings of tightness, outrage...Show More Summary

26 Illinois Schools Make Forbes' Top Colleges Ranking for 2016

Twenty-six Illinois colleges made Forbes' ninth annual ranking of the best colleges and universities in the country. In collaboration with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, Forbes used data from the U.S. Department...Show More Summary

Low Attendance At First Forum Surrounding Chicago Police Department Investigation

A member of the West Side NAACP speaks at the U.S. Dept. of Justice's first public forum surrounding its investigation of CPD. Only about 30 people showed up to the first of a series of four forums designed to gain insight into Chicagoans' true feelings towards their police department. As part of the U.S. Show More Summary

I On Exceptional Living - Alex Pissios & Cinespace Chicago

PHOTO COURTESY OF ALEX PISSIOS "Sometimes, to make a dream come true you need the help of friends and family to see it become a reality."   Cinespace Chicago Film Studios has a history rich with stories of family and friends coming together, in good and bad times, to make great things happen. Show More Summary

Survey: Illinois Cities, Counties With the Most DUI Arrests in 2015

The Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists recently released its 26th annual survey of drunken driving arrests in Illinois. Nearly 700 police departments from across the state were surveyed in the group's 2015 DUI arrest survey, which...Show More Summary

Despite Stopgap Budget Deal, Moody's Downgrades Credit Ratings of Illinois Universities

After an entire year without an operating budget, Illinois breathed a sigh of relief June 30 when Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democratic Legislature finally agreed to a temporary plan to get state government through the endShow More Summary

Celebration Time? State Legislature Passes Budget, Sorta

MATT DIETRICH: Madeleine, I hope you don't mind that I'm typing with one hand while holding a lit sparkler in the other. I'm getting an early start on my July 4 celebration in honor of the amazing action today in Springfield. MADELEINE...Show More Summary

Is the Stopgap Budget a Step in the Right Direction or "Groundhog Day" Replay?

The Illinois budget agreement hammered out on June 30 will allow state government to avoid outright collapse through calendar year 2016, but it hardly fits the definition of what a real "budget" should be. Just as your household budget...Show More Summary

Once Allies, Rauner and Rahm Now Enemies on Chicago Public Schools

"Instead of doing the hard work of fixing Illinois' broken education funding formula, Bruce Rauner has wasted 18 months of his term holding the entire state hostage in the name of workers' compensation and right to work. After all that...Show More Summary

Free State of Jones

Unremarked upon in Ken Burns terrific documentary about the Civil War, a group of Confederate soldiers, after surrendering at Vicksburg, were paroled, over the objections of William Tecumseh Sherman, by U.S. Grant. Grant's opinion was...Show More Summary

Illinois Bond Deal a Good Deal Only in the Most Optimistic Interpretation

For many years, whenever I typed the words "Illinois credit downgrade" in an editorial or column, I could practically feel my readers' eyes glaze over. As important as a government's credit rating is, stories describing the state's descent...Show More Summary

The title of this piece is the website for the 50th high school reunion for the class of 1966 at Evanston Township High School in Evanston, Illinois. It is to be held September 9-10 in the stunning rooftop Monaco Ballroom of the Doubletree Hotel (9599 Skokie Blvd.) in Skokie, Illinois. Show More Summary

Plenty of Anger, but Little Chance to Vent at Polls in November

With Illinois state finances in a shambles and our leaders -- who were elected to make hard decisions -- intent on postponing any hard decisions until after they're safely elected again in November, there's a lot of pent-up IllinoisShow More Summary

A Billionaire Governor Says Protests Don't Matter. He's Wrong.

"If protesting solved problems, Illinois wouldn't have any problems." That's what Governor Bruce Rauner, a billionaire Republican politician and former private equity executive, had to say when 10,000 concerned citizens journeyed toShow More Summary

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