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The 21 Best Italian Restaurants in America

By: Adam Lapetina Italian food in America has been undergoing a bit of a renaissance in the last few decades, and completely without da Vinci's help -- everywhere you look, you can find some good old-fashioned red gravy adorning, well, just about anything chefs can get their hands on. Show More Summary

20 Facts That Prove the Simpsons Live in Illinois

This post originally appeared on Reboot Illinois. The Simpsons, in all its satirical glory, is America's longest-running animated television series and longest-running sitcom. The Simpsons (the family and the show) has provided viewers with lots of laughs and even a dose of knowledge. Show More Summary

The Right to Share (Rides, Rooms and More)

Technology has enabled many Americans to become better at sharing. The rapid growth of the collaborative, or sharing, economy is proof of this phenomenon. Jeremiah Owyang, founder of sharing-economy analytics firm Crowd Companies, defines the sharing economy as "a powerful movement... Show More Summary

A series of questions for Illinois' elected officials

Do Illinois lawmakers have a clue what it means to balance the state budget? Bill Bergman of Truth in Accounting has a few questions for Illinois' leaders as they look ahead to the hard work of actually governing the state. Bergman is especially interested in the state budget. Bergman's questions: 1. Show More Summary

Profile in Cowardice: Senator Don Harmon Fracks Illinois

Don Harmon is known as en environmental leader in the Illinois State Senate. His last facebook post before election day is about an environmental award given in his district to the village of Franklin Park. A few days after celebrating...Show More Summary

Who Is Derrick Rose?

The matchup a couple of weeks ago between the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers featured a number of storylines. For one, it presented two of best teams in the Eastern Conference. And two, it was the Bulls' home opener with their...Show More Summary

Chicago Is the 99th-worst City for Veterans, Says Study

Chicago is not doing its part to support military veterans, says a new study. Out of 100 cities examined, Chicago ranked as number 99 in terms of how well the city offers economic, education, health and housing opportunities. WalletHub...Show More Summary

How We Arrived At The Current State Of Our Politics

This post will take you all the way from the invention of the Tonight and Today shows through the dysfunction of modern politics. It's a bumpy ride, so please stow your tray table. There used to be a thing called "mass media." FirstShow More Summary

An Open Letter to Bruce Rauner: New Clean Energy Policies = New Clean Energy Jobs for Illinois

Bruce Rauner campaigned for governor under the theme Bring Back Illinois. He now has the chance to do just that. With this in mind, here is an open letter outlining some important actions in the energy arena he should take once he's moved into the mansion at 410 E. Show More Summary

Antidote to Fear: Identify, Isolate and Inform

America's registered nurses are on the frontlines of health care delivery in this country. They are often the first to identify signs of a disease outbreak, whether that is H1N1 flu in 2009 as it swept through schools, measles, or the current Enterovirus D68 circulating around the country. Show More Summary

It Doesn't Pay to Be a Fossil-Fuel Democrat on Election Day

This was a difficult election for Democrats and it was even worse for Democrats still pushing fossil fuels. The Democratic co-chair of the Congressional Coal Caucus lost his seat along with a slew of others who tried to prove they're as pro-coal, pro-oil, and pro-fracking as any Republican. There are plenty of examples like Grimes in Kentucky. Show More Summary

The Illinois treasurer's race could become the closest in state history

More than a week after the election, the Illinois state treasurer's race between Republican state Rep. Tom Cross and Democratic state Sen. Michael Frerichs remains too close to call and is poised to become possibly the closest race in Illinois history. Show More Summary

8 Fantastic Fancy Hot Dogs

Tasting Table | Meaghan Agnew We're calling it: Hot dogs are the new hamburger. The ballpark staple has graduated to the big leagues, appearing on the menus of venerated restaurants around the country. Here's a roundup of some of the country's most intriguing haute dogs, with a bonus nod to an A-1 effort overseas. Show More Summary

Does one Illinois village hold the answer to all our pension problems?

Illinois pensions are in trouble. Everyone can agree on that. But not everyone can agree on how to fix it. The state has been behind on its own pension payments many times, but is now planning on garnishing sales tax revenue if certain cities do not get their pension funds up to date. Show More Summary

Giving Thanks

On November 15, thousands of people across the globe will celebrate National Philanthropy Day (NPD) by putting their "love of mankind" into action through deed and giving. In communities everywhere, this day is set aside to officially recognize the importance of philanthropy to both the recipient and the giver. Show More Summary

All Illinois Democrats Have to Do for Re-Election Is Govern Like Democrats

There's a simple lesson for Illinois Democrats from last Tuesday's election. If you want to get re-elected as a Democrat in Illinois all you have to do is govern like a liberal Democrat. It's not complicated. Illinois is a Democratic state. Show More Summary

10 Things an Out-of-State Student From Chicago Experiences

Read the original story on The Odyssey. Being from out-of-state can be rough, especially if you're from one of the best cities in the world. Don't get me wrong, I love college, but I also love my hometown. I think the best thing about being an out-of-state student is recognizing the differences between your new location and your old. Show More Summary

For Democrats in 2016: The Backbench May Be the Answer

You've heard the arguments: If Democrats want to turn their 2014 losses into 2016 wins, they need to get their base voting next time, they need to stay on message, they need to support their president, etc. The list is endless. After all, as the pundits say, it was the Democrats' loss, not a Republican win. Show More Summary

Illinoisans Are Among the Swear-iest Americans

Illinois has its fair share of problems: mounting pension debt, a backlog of unpaid bills and unanswered questions about the future of the state's minimum wage and income tax. Illinoisans also have a unique way of expressing their frustration...Show More Summary

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