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Rahm's Choices Have Given Teachers No Choice But To Make The Strike A Necessity

Recently Mayor Rahm Emanuel made the statement that, "Teachers are striking out of choice, not necessity." Mind you that this is the same tired language that he said during our last strike in 2012. There is nothing more I would rather...Show More Summary

Here Are 15 Of The Best Spots In Illinois For Fall Foliage

As the deep green colors of summer change into the vibrant red, orange and yellow hues of fall, there are certain places in Illinois where witnessing this transformation is unparalleled. Unfortunately, the season is short and it's difficult...Show More Summary

Campaign Contribution Limit Law Backfiring on Democrats

When the Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly approved the state's first-ever campaign contribution limit law in 2009, they made sure it was designed to allow party leaders to freely pass campaign money to their own members in the state House and Senate. But they clearly did not anticipate that a candidate as wealthy as Gov. Show More Summary

Follow Politifact's Live Fact-Check of Vice-Presidential Debate

The Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking website PolitiFact will provide live fact checks throughout the vice-presidential  debate on Tuesday. The 90-minute debate, which begins at 8 p.m. central time at Longwood University in Farmville, Va., will be fact-checked by 18 PolitiFact staffers in real time. Show More Summary

Finally, Issues That Matter Arise in Illinois' U.S. Senate Race

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek Finally some substance from Illinois' U.S. Senate contenders. After months of bottom-feeding attacks on each other that did little to enlighten voters, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk and his challenger, Democratic U.S. Show More Summary

A Tree Dies in Chicago

This is Chicago. Where the cold grey October rain pounds streets soaked in blood. We kill people here. And we do it a lot. Giggling babies in their beds snuffed out by stray bullets pinging through the walls. Tired old working men on...Show More Summary

AFSCME Ad Accuses Rauner of 'Waging War' on Illinois Workers

Opinion You don't have a seat at the bargaining table as Gov. Bruce Rauner and AFSCME Council 31 attempt to create a contract for the 38,000 state employees the union represents. Nor is Rauner on the ballot this year. But AFSCME wants...Show More Summary

How Much Education Funding Comes From The Illinois Lottery?

Lottery proceeds to the state's main education fund increased by roughly $13 million last fiscal year, according to an analysis of unaudited monthly financial reports. In total, the Illinois Lottery transferred $691.6 million to theShow More Summary

Road Lockbox Amendment Vote Could Send Us Careening

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek Opinion It's rough riding out there in Illinois. Dodging the potholes is like running an obstacle course. Plenty of our train and el cars look worse for wear. And do you ever kind of holdShow More Summary

I ON EXCEPTIONAL LIVING - Gustavo Bilbao & Qatar Airways Chicago Beach Polo Cup

PHOTO COURTESY OF IRENE MCHAELS Long known as the stronghold for polo in North America, Chicago recently hosted the first ever Qatar Airways Chicago Beach Polo Cup. The tournament's founder, Gustavo Bilbao, hoped the tournament would...Show More Summary

More Cops Will Worsen, Not Help, Our Violence Problem

So the City is going to hire yet more cops. Yet more, you say? Yes - the city already almost leads the nation in its level of sworn officers, and has got precious little to show for it. When politicians say we need more police, fromShow More Summary

4 Ways Single Entrepreneurs Can Get In On Cuffing Season

It's that time of the year! The leaves are changing colors, the sun is setting earlier and we're trading our icy Coolattas for warm pumpkin spice lattes: cuffing season has officially arrived. Cooler weather and reluctance to leave the...Show More Summary

Mired In Personal Attacks, The Kirk-Duckworth Campaign Hasn't Lived Up To Its Billing

The Mark Kirk-Tammy Duckworth U.S. Senate race early on had all the markings of a campaign that would rise above the personal attacks and innuendo typical of modern politics. Kirk in 2012 suffered a serious stroke and his recovery won him universal admiration. Show More Summary

Millie Brown's EXPO CHICAGO Artistic Takeover

Millie Brown is a British performance artist, who began her career at the age of seventeen. Constantly praised as one of the new YBA's (Youth British Artists), Brown is an artist who explores the synergy and separation of mind, body, and spirit. Show More Summary

Politifact Illinois Can Fact-Check, But Can't Make Politicians Listen

Opinion On Sept. 15, a fact check I researched and wrote for PolitiFact Illinois gave a "Mostly True" rating to Tammy Duckworth's statement that Mark Kirk had embellished his military record "at least 10 times." One of the 10 incidents...Show More Summary

20 of the Best Eats on Illinois Route 66

The 300-mile stretch of Route 66 that connects Chicago to St. Louis is a treasure trove of roadside attractions, historic sites and good eats. With so many restaurants dotted along the Mother Road, it's tough to pick out which ones best...Show More Summary

Rauner Denies Connection to Anti-Madigan Documentary

Opinion I have not yet viewed the Illinois Policy Institute's upcoming documentary, "Madigan: Power. Privilege. Politics.," but I'm prepared to make a prediction: Its release next month will have a hard time matching the buzz stirred...Show More Summary

Poll: 62% of Chicago Voters Support Sales Tax Hike on Booze to Fund Mental Health, Drug Treatment

Concern over funding for mental health care and drug treatment services is acute enough that even tax-weary Chicago voters back a sales tax hike on hooch to provide more money to those programs, a new poll says.   Despite registering...Show More Summary

The University Of Chicago Strikes Out

My alma mater the University of Chicago has managed to get what it's always wanted: attention from the national press. Unfortunately, it did so by sending a completely unnecessary letter to incoming students announcing the school's opposition to trigger warnings and safe spaces, concepts the letter doesn't seem to understand at all. Show More Summary

Expect More Dictatorship in Springfield After 2016 Elections

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek Why should we care about what happens in contested state legislative races all over the state this year? Each really is about the battle for control between GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan. Show More Summary

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