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Class Dismissed: New Indie Documentary On Home Education Receiving Amazing Audience Response

A new independent film, now showing in select theaters on the West Coast and making its way to the Midwest and East Coast in November, is currently screening to sold out audiences. Class Dismissed explores the fast growing movement in the U.S. Show More Summary

No One Should Have to Go Through the Bullying That I Did

No one should ever experience being bullied. It's a cowardly action that unfortunately occurs all too often in our schools. According to the National Education Association, it is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students. Show More Summary

Top-grossing Horror Movies Made in Illinois

According to the Illinois film office, the state's film industry generated record-breaking revenue in 2013 of $358 million, an increase from $184 million from the previous year. The Illinois film industry is well represented during the Halloween horror movie season. Show More Summary

Plutocrat (The Ballad of Bruce Rauner)

What do you give a guy who owns nine homes, made $60 million last year and wants to be governor of Illinois? I decided to give him the gift of music. After all, a guy who loves Wrangler jeans and Carhartt coats as much as Bruce Rauner...Show More Summary

Still They Rise Against the Machine

For the last 15 years, Chicago's Rise Against has been bringing a fury and thunder to punk and rock and roll. This past year, the band released seventh album, The Black Market to critical and commercial acclaim and scored their second No. Show More Summary

Saba Talks 'ComfortZone' on 'The Interview Show'

Saba's new mixtape, "ComfortZone," is one of the year's best. Lot of fun to have him on The Interview Show. Filmed at The Hideout, this summer (Aug. 1, 2014). Next Interview Show is Nov. 7, with Kelly Hogan and more! Thanks to Ben Chandler, Adam Peindl and Kevin Viol.

Illinois Libertarian Candidate for U.S. Senate Explains Why She Thinks We Need New Leadership

With so much focus on Illinois gubernatorial election Nov. 4, it can be easy to forget that Illinois is also in the midst of five other statewide races. Illinois Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Sharon Hansen, who is running against incumbent Democratic Sen. Show More Summary

Illinois Is Killing Black Opportunity

Illinois is killing black opportunity Illinois is home to a vicious cycle that prevents its black residents from reaching their full potential, and too little attention is being paid to the numbers driving it. For starters, less than...Show More Summary

Pest Company Says Chicago Has the Most Rats of Any City

Keep an eye out, Chicago. The Windy City was the most rat-infested city in the country in 2013, according to pest-control company Orkin. The company based its rankings on the number of rat-eradication service requests it received inShow More Summary

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

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