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From "The Nutcracker" to the NFL: Celebrating Auditorium Theatre's 125 Years

One of my favorite Chicago theatre memories to date is when Broadway in Chicago presented Fuerza Bruta - a theatrical event that I can only describe as a near-chaotic interactive dance party performance art. While the experience itself proved jaw-dropping, what elevated it was the venue. Show More Summary

45 Years Later: Remembering Fred Hampton and Mark Clark

Forty five years ago, in the early morning hours of December 4, 1969, lawyers, law students and staff from the four month old People's Law Office were summoned to a west-side Chicago apartment to bear witness to unmistakable evidence...Show More Summary

Rauner's union leader dilemma

When Bruce Rauner won the Republican nomination for governor on March 18, he abruptly dropped one term from his campaign vernacular: "union bosses." Long an outspoken critic of public sector unions, Rauner first entered the governor's...Show More Summary

Side Chick Complains: "He's Disrespectful During the Holidays"

I'll allow you a moment or two to wrap your brain around that title you've just read. Yes, the Side Chick, aka the willing Mistress of an unavailable man, has complained that her man acted shady during the Thanksgiving holiday. Here is the question recently submitted to our relationship chat. Don't judge me. Show More Summary

White America's Silence Enables Black Deaths

Let's be honest, the word white often makes white people uncomfortable. Many of us who are white, when asked to describe ourselves do not say our race in our personal descriptions. A typical white person's description of their self will likely include their gender, their ethnicity, and their looks. Show More Summary

1,500 Illinoisans' Jobs May Be in Trouble

As the year comes to a close, more than 1,500 Illinois workers may also see their jobs coming to a close as a result of company closings and layoffs. Under the Illinois Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), employers...Show More Summary

These 2 Illinois Cities Earned Perfect Scores in New LGBT Equality report by the Human Rights Campaign

The Illinois General Assembly legalized same-sex marriage throughout the state in June, but individual cities have jurisdiction over other laws and policies that can be more or less inclusive of their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents. Show More Summary

Illinois education funding needs a change. Is SB 16 the way to do it?

Nobody is happy with the way Illinois now distributes some $6.8 billion to local school districts throughout the state. The current formula relies heavily on property taxes, leaving school districts in impoverished communities severely underfunded. Show More Summary

10 Things Solo Travel Taught Me About Relationships

This summer, my four-year relationship ended. So naturally, I booked a two-and-a-half week trip to Croatia and Iceland. By myself. At the time, there was a part of me that thought I could run away from my heartbreak (spoiler alert: I...Show More Summary

If Mike Royko Were Here

It's a story that just begs for legendary Chicago columnist Mike Royko to help us out. At least in spirit. The story? Robocalls to election judges blasting out bad information. A deliberate attempt to disrupt the election of November 2014. Show More Summary

Interesting Illinois: 10 fun facts about the state

Sometimes it feels like living in Illinois is all doom and gloom: cold weather, corrupt politicians and a looming pension crisis. But guess what? You can fall in love with this great state again! Illinois has a lot to offer, and I will help remind you with these Illinois fun facts. Show More Summary

Illinois' minimum wage questions cause political headaches for business operators

With the Chicago City Council's Dec. 2 approval of a $13 minimum wage and the Illinois General Assembly still debating what to do with the state minimum wage, opinions from all sides abound. Some support a higher state uniform minimum...Show More Summary

Mayor Giuliani's Response to Ferguson

Former New York Mayor Giuliani should stop trying to psycho-analyze the African American community when it comes down to the issue of Black on Black violence. Way before African Americans began killing each other in the United States, the Irish, Italian, and Jewish Mobsters were killing one another in record numbers. Show More Summary

See your vote count with official Illinois election totals

The Illinois State Board of Elections on Nov. 30 certified the results of the Nov. 4 election. Reviewing the official results revealed a few close calls that could have had big effects but for a handful of votes. House Speaker Michael Madigan's Democratic super-majority survived, thanks in part to a 122-vote victory in one House race. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) There's a Massive Revenue Upside for Publishers from Video, Beyond the Pre-Roll, Teads' Jim Daily explains

CHICAGO -  For many publishers, creating scale around video production, coupled with  getting those videos watched, is not easy. For advertisers, there is highly limited inventory, with about 4 percent of video pre-roll suitable forShow More Summary

Have You Heard of #GivingTuesday?

It's hard to believe the holidays are here again. Every year they seem to come a little earlier. Black Friday now starts on Thursday, and the most popular gifts are often sold out online on Cyber Monday before they even hit the shelves. Show More Summary

Giving Tuesday

I'm part of a philanthropic family. Not the Bill-Gates-gazillionaire philanthropic family, but the do-what-you-can-for-those-who-can't sort of philanthropic family. Whether that means going to a soup kitchen and feeding the homeless,...Show More Summary

Illinois restaurants: Differing minimum wages throughout the state would hurt our business

The race is on to raise the minimum wage in Illinois. The question this week appears to be whether lawmakers in Springfield will act first and prevent the Chicago City Council from creating an eventual $13 minimum wage that would beShow More Summary

Where to Fill Up Your Tank in Illinois for Low Gas Prices This Holiday Weekend

More Americans travel around the Thanksgiving holiday than during any other time of the year. According to the United States Department of Transportation, long-distance travel during the six-day Thanksgiving holiday period increases 54 percent. Show More Summary

Ferguson: Where Do We Go From Here?

The November 24th grand jury decision to not file charges against Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown sent shockwaves across the nation and made me, like many others, angry, frustrated and heartbroken. Although I was disappointed, I was not surprised. Show More Summary

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