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Teachers, Like Mr. Keating, Deserve Due Process, Support, and Our Respect

Co-authored by Kevin Lindsey of First Focus As the nation pays tribute to and reflects on the life and work of Robin Williams, it is notable that Williams earned Academy Award nominations and one Oscar for his incredible portrayal of teachers dedicated to making personal connections to young people that are both inspiring and life-changing. Show More Summary

Which Illinois Communities Have High Median Rents?

Fewer Americans are making homeownership a top priority than before the recession and accompanying housing market collapse, according to the Washington Post. Only 61 percent say owning a house is emblematic of the American Dream, 17 percent lower than the high point in 1986. Show More Summary

An Illustrated Analysis of Op-Ferguson

History has proven images can be a very powerful weapon. I am a fan of political satire and political cartoons, especially the widely unknown work of the great Dr. Suess during WWII. I created these political cartoons to express my feelings about the current situation in Ferguson, MO. Show More Summary

WATCH: What Is A 'Sexy Body'? This Remarkable Model's Photos Are Redefining That Answer

What if you could choose body parts like you choose a pair of shoes? And what if these prosthetics could help you do new things and express new parts of yourself? Aimee Mullins shares what she calls the poetry of prosthetics. We want to know what you think. Show More Summary

Michael Brown and Our Great Opportunity

The days succeeding the tragic police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, have further affirmed or exposed several unfortunate realities present within our society today. We live in a news media culture...Show More Summary

The Media: Cherry Picking News Stories and Failing the Public

Announcements played overhead at Chicago Metra stations urged customers to participate in the transit company's drive to collect school supplies including pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, rulers, glue, crayons, markers, erasers and more. Show More Summary

In Champaign, Similarity and a Possible Way Forward for Ferguson

Virtually unknown a little more than a week ago, Ferguson, Missouri has, in part through social media's ability to bring light to many of the world's dark corners, come to dominate national, and even global, attention in  the days since...Show More Summary

Ferguson: The Untold Story

Think you have a pretty good idea of what's going on in Ferguson, Missouri? You may not, even if you've been watching a lot of cable news. Especially if you've been watching a lot of cable news. If the media's job is to give viewers and readers an accurate and full idea of what's really going on, we have to acknowledge that there is a long way to go. Show More Summary

11 Biggest Charitable Illinois Donors in 2014

Illinoisans are a generous bunch when it comes to charitable causes, but not all have millions of dollars to donate. Those who do often give to organizations or institutions that made a significant impact during the course of their lives. We've compiled a list of the largest Illinois philanthropists in 2014 thus far. Show More Summary

Illinois term limits effort comes to an end in court

An Illinois appellate court has written the obituary for virtually any citizen-led effort, ever, to impose term limits on state lawmakers. Wednesday's ruling from the First District Court of Appeals about legislative term limits in Illinois...Show More Summary

Police Accountability After Ferguson

When I awoke to news of the National Guard coming to Ferguson Monday morning, I felt like I had been transported back to Newark, New Jersey. Not the Newark I left a few months ago to return to St. Louis, but the Newark of the summerShow More Summary

How Your Doctor Is Turning Into An Airline

Some doctors seem to have embraced the airlines' model for doing business -- you know, the one where they now charge fees for things they used to just do for free. I'll leave it to the experts to figure out if this is born of physician...Show More Summary

Karen Lewis: Will She Give Rahm Emanuel a Real Fight?

"History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes." This quote, which is often attributed to the satirist Mark Twain, is worth remembering when considering what a bid by Karen Lewis to replace Rahm Emanuel as mayor of Chicago might look like. Show More Summary

Illinois' Top Colleges See Tuitions Going Up and Up

Recently Forbes came out with its 2014 top 100 colleges list, which includes four Illinois schools in its Top 75. From Forbes' rankings, which covered more than 600 schools, we pulled out the top 15 Illinois colleges. What is noticeable...Show More Summary

Is government consolidation really the best bet for Illinoisans?

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law into effect Monday that would allow local government agencies to vote themselves out of existence and reduce the number of taxing bodies in Illinois. The bill, sponsored by State Rep. Jack Franks,...Show More Summary

The Fire This Time

I remember the stunned reaction of so many Americans back in the summer of 2005 when legions of poor black people in desperate circumstances seemed to have suddenly and inexplicably materialized in New Orleans during the flooding that...Show More Summary

10 Perfect Late-summer Staycations

If you're lucky enough to call one of these places home, then we suggest you stick around this weekend. These staycation ideas will help you do just that. Originally posted on More from Condé Nast Traveler: The Friendliest...Show More Summary

I'm an American Citizen. If You Want to Remain a Cop, Don't Violate My Human Rights

In light of the horrific situation in Ferguson, an op-ed ran in today's Washington Post, chillingly titled, "I'm a cop. If you don't want to get hurt, don't challenge me." Not "obey the law." "Don't challenge me." Here's a bit of what...Show More Summary

40 Percent of American Workers Will Leave Paid Vacation Days Unused

I hope you're not reading this. That's because, this being mid-August, I hope as many people as possible are on vacation somewhere -- maybe someplace exotic, or maybe just a relaxing staycation at home. And if you are on vacation, you...Show More Summary

Seven Affordable Illinois Cities

The Movoto real estate blog ranked the 10 most affordable cities in Illinois based on the prices of food, utilities and homes, plus median incomes, unemployment rates and other miscellaneous costs. The cities are located all over the state. Show More Summary

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