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I On Beauty Chapter 18 - For Tresses Feeling Their Age

PHOTO COURTESY OF IRENE MICHAELS One of the most frightening experiences to me was when my hair was starting to fall out, I was absolutely beside myself. Although it's common to lose up to 100 strands of hair in a day, hair loss canShow More Summary

Tribute to the Victims of the Orlando Shooting

When any human being dies, a part of me dies. The death of any human being should affect each of us because we are one; every human being belongs to me just as I belong to every human being. My life just as my death is of infinite significance...Show More Summary

A Coalition Of Hope For Saving Imperiled Iguanas

Collaborative post by Charles Knapp, Vice President of Conservation Research, John G. Shedd Aquarium; Stesha Pasachnik, Conservation Research Postdoctoral Associate, San Diego Zoo Global; Tandora Grant, Senior Research Coordinator, San...Show More Summary

Citizen-Led Illinois Redistricting Reform Effort Notches Another Key Milestone

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek How about some good news about citizens taking control of their own government? The citizen-led Independent Map Amendment initiative easily cleared hefty signature requirement hurdles, was deemed valid and won tentative approval Monday to appear on the Nov. Show More Summary

10 Simple Strategies for Outstanding Customer Service

I remember very clearly the first time I really understood the importance of customer service. We were still a young company when floods hit Chicago back in 2010. All of our teams stayed busy, but my employees were especially concerned about an elderly client. The torrential rains had completely flooded his home and washed away his garden out back. Show More Summary

Envisioning Peace

Chicago Foundation for Women joins the nation in honoring the lives of those lost in this weekend's deadly shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. What would already be a horrific crime is made all the more devastating that it happened...Show More Summary

Every Major Development in the Stanford Rape Case, in One Place

The Stanford Rapist, Brock Turner. (jocelynbyrd/Flickr) On January 17, 2015, Brock Turner, then a student at Stanford University, raped an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. The sexual assault was witnessed by two grad students passing by on bicycles, who tackled the rapist, who tried to flee, and helped the victim. Show More Summary

Don't Allow Haters Win in Orlando

The worst thing we could do right now is compound a horrible act of anti-LGBT hate by promoting anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant hate. To use the worst shooting tragedy in U.S. history to promote Trump-like behavior would be despicable. It...Show More Summary

Pat Quinn Pushes Chicago Term Limits, Elected Office for Chicago Consumer Advocate

Before serving as governor from 2009 to 2015, Pat Quinn was known as a rabble-rousing reformer who, most famously, led a 1980 citizen initiative that cut the membership of the Illinois House by one-third. A year and a half after losing...Show More Summary

#DoYourJob, #ILBudgetNow: Use These Hashtags and Send a Message to Springfield

Events this week in state politics inspired us to begin promotion of two Twitter hashtags: #doyourjob and #ilbudgetnow. We hope you'll join us in using these tags to send a message to Springfield. A week that had started out with atShow More Summary

Chicago Police Cannot Stop Killings

This post is not intended to serve as a criticism of the Chicago Police Department, but a learning opportunity for police and the community at large. Since the beginning of 2016, shootings and homicides have escalated in Chicago. The...Show More Summary

The Water Circus is Coming to Town

Chicago is about to dive into the magical world of Cirque Italia, the first ever Italian water circus, when it returns to town with a brand new show June 9-12 and June 16-19. This amazing traveling, European-style circus is filled with...Show More Summary

Fierce Conversations - Be Intentional About Developing Poor Communities

Chicagoans weekly brace for news reports with the latest shooting death tally, public school funding crisis or failings on the part of elected officials. But they're not sitting idly waiting for answers. As common is the expectation of bad news, Chicago residents are keen to author their own solutions. Show More Summary

Summertime in Chicago Bucket List

There is literally something to do every day in the summertime in Chicago. And I don't mean literally in the way most people use it. I mean every day, without fail, there is something going on. So instead of listing the endless events,...Show More Summary

Taking Stock of Failure, Finding Ray of Hope From 2016 Legislative Session

For the second straight year, the Illinois General Assembly left Springfield this week without a budget in place for fiscal year that starts July 1. A year ago, when Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democrats who control the Legislature first deadlocked over the FY 2016 budget, the situation today was unthinkable. Show More Summary

Real Government Shutdown May Be Only Way To End Budget Crisis

My how our expectations of our government have fallen over the past year. A year ago, Gov. Bruce Rauner rejected nearly all of the Democrats' budget, citing its $4 billion imbalance. While acknowledging a need for more tax revenue to...Show More Summary

I On Exceptional Living - The Chicago Edition

Irene Michaels, Arny Granat, Kay Rose, Richard Rose Photo Courtesy of Irene Michaels In I On Exceptional Living I have discussed a supermodel, Beverly Johnson, to a suburban-supermom, Vicki Reece, and now I am happy to continue the series...Show More Summary

King Rahm for Alderman!

(Chicago-Thursday June 2, 2016) Appointed 4th Ward Interim Alderman Holds Fundraiser Next Door to Opponents Campaign Office. When I heard that Rahm Emanuel's 4th Ward Aldermanic Appointee was having her fundraiser literally next door...Show More Summary

Illinois is Trashed Like North Avenue Beach

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek It appears someone has left half of our generation at the north avenue beach. -- Luke Wittenkeller (@ThatOneLukeKid) June 1, 2016 Hey Luke, What's up? You are so right. Show More Summary

Arianna Huffington to Hunter College Grads: To Create a Better World, Secure Your Own Oxygen Mask First

I had the great privilege of joining Arianna Huffington, HuffPost's editor-in-chief, at the 2016 Commencement Ceremony of my alma mater, Hunter College. Arianna gave the keynote address and was given the President's Medal by Hunter College President, Jennifer Raab. During the ceremony, I was reminded why Hunter holds such a unique place in my memory. Show More Summary

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