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Bruce Rauner "Appalled" And "Outraged" But What's He Doing About It?

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner's phoniness was never on more display than yesterday. Rauner knows it's easy to harp on corruption, but he clearly has difficulty doing anything about corruption when the corruption isShow More Summary

11 of the Princeton Review's Top Colleges Are in Illinois

11 Illinois colleges were included among the Princeton Review's list of the best 379 colleges in the country for the 2014-2015 school year. The Princeton Review does not rank these nearly 400 schools, only lists them in total. SinceShow More Summary

The 20 Types of Yelp Reviewers

Yelp is a useful resource for anyone who wants to read a review of a bar or restaurant. More specifically, a 500-word polemic on the horrible service at that Arby's that shut down three years ago. Whether they are an Elite Yelper orShow More Summary

Where Bartenders Like to Drink (PHOTOS)

After a long evening of shaking and stirring cocktails, even bartenders need a drink. But as many of the nation's best will tell you, this sacred moment typically isn't the occasion for trying something new. Instead, cravings tend toward...Show More Summary

Republicans lead in Illinois governor and comptroller races, say polls

A new Reboot Illinois/We Ask America taken just one day after the Labor Day (unofficial) start of the campaign season finds Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner with an 8-point lead over Gov. Pat Quinn, down from double-digit...Show More Summary

25 of Illinois' Top School Districts

Kids all across Illinois are headed back to school, but some students will be enrolled in schools that are in school districts that are considered better than others. School Digger provided rankings for 774 of the state's school districts,...Show More Summary

America's Coolest Roller Rinks

Photo Credit: Oaks Park Let's face it: Even if rollerblading seems cooler, and ice skating more graceful, nothing beats old-school roller skating. Plus, for kids trying it for the first time, it's much easier to pick up roller skating in an afternoon. Show More Summary

Rich Miller: Does Bruce Rauner's budget plan check out?

Several Illinois statewide political candidates spoke to the Illinois Farm Bureau last week about their plans if they were to be elected. Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner outlined his economic goals for the state, including...Show More Summary

President Obama, Let's Make History! Create Our 402nd National Park and Chicago's First at Pullman

Labor Day isn't just a day for barbecues and being with family and friends. The holiday has ties to the South Side of Chicago in the Pullman neighborhood -- a place with deep roots in the labor and civil rights movement and one that may soon become our 402nd national park site. Traveling back in time, the story begins with George M. Show More Summary

Christian Marclay's 'The Clock'

Dear Chicago museums and galleries: Would one of you please show "The Clock"? It's hard to believe this work of art from 2010 -- celebrated by critics, unbelievably ambitious and staggeringly impressive -- has traveled to at least aShow More Summary

Dumped? 6 Ways to Save Face on Facebook

When you're in love, social media is very good to you. Every encounter -- date night, food fight, and strolls in the park -- becomes a selfie photo shoot, and you just can't wait to upload those images to your page. There you are, the Facebook Couple of the Day, and you're so cute and loving and full of promise. Show More Summary

Illinois Libertarians Lodge Criminal Complaints Over Armed Intimidation

The Libertarian Party of Illinois lodged complaints on Thursday with both the Office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the Office of Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez over intimidation tactics employed in an attempt...Show More Summary

WATCH: These Mind-Controlling Parasites Are Freaky, And Apparently There Are A Lot Of Them

How do you explain suicidal crickets and zombie caterpillars? One word: parasites. Science writer Ed Yong shows us how these tiny creatures force insects and animals to do their bidding, and asks: Are parasites manipulating humans, too? We want to know what you think. Show More Summary

The 21 Best Breakfast Spots In America

According to doctors and the backs of cereal boxes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And because we always agree with whatever they say on Lucky Charms boxes, we spent months eating those breakfasts at places all around the country, and then going back for more biscuits and gravy... Show More Summary

Will Bruce Rauner's real thoughts on the minimum wage please stand up?

Raising the minimum wage has been a hot topic lately at all levels of government. President Obama wants it to increase for the whole country. Rahm Emanuel wants $13 an hour. And Gov. Pat Quinn has made a $10 minimum wage a pillar ofShow More Summary

Teachers' Salaries in Illinois' 10 Biggest School Districts

Illinois teachers' salaries aren't the highest in the country, but our teachers do the important work of educating our children and setting up the next generation for success. Since there are 866 public school districts in Illinois,Show More Summary

We Went to IKEA

My daughter needed a mattress, so we went to IKEA. Neither of us had been to an IKEA before. We took I-90 from her apartment in Irving Park to Schaumburg. It was a long drive, riddled with construction. We got off at the Arlington Heights exit, missed a turn on Algonquin, recalibrated. Show More Summary

As the election grows nearer, education makes its way into the Illinois governor's race

Illinois education funding has become one of the main battlefields in the race for governor between Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner. Here's the company line from each campaign: From the Quinn campaign: Bruce Rauner's tax plan will gut education funding by cutting the state income tax from 5 percent to 3 percent. Show More Summary

Who Is Renting and Who Is Buying in Illinois?

Buying a house is a huge lifetime commitment, and the decision is often fraught with questions upon questions and one pro/con list after another. How can you really know what the best choice is? Who are the people who choose to buy and...Show More Summary

Governor Quinn Has Baghdad Bob Moment During Fracking Protest

Governor Pat Quinn had his Baghdad Bob moment during an anti-fracking protest at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. For those who may have forgotten (or are too young to remember) Baghdad Bob became famous as the perpetually positive...Show More Summary

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