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America's Best Doughnuts

While some doughnut shops keep it strictly traditional, for others the sky's the limit. There are few treats more delicious than a doughnut fresh out of the fryer. And from a Nashville institution to a California bakery helmed by one...Show More Summary

Reverse Mortgage Bill Passes in House

A bill that might protect homeowners like Lillie Williams passed unanimously last week in the Illinois House of Representatives. Jon Lowenstein/NOOR What a difference a week makes. After appearing stalled in the House of Representative...Show More Summary

The No. 1 Enemy of the LGBT Movement

Pat Robertson? Rick Santorum? The "God Hates Fags" Westboro Baptist Church? Nope. It's our own complacency. We haven't won yet, not even on marriage, let alone on equal employment, housing and access to public accommodations. Yet most...Show More Summary

4 Ways Dennis Hastert Made Enough For Possible "Hush Money" Scandal

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois had plenty of funds from which to draw the $3.5 million in apparent "hush money" he stands accused of paying for decades-ago sexual misconduct that made him the subject of a federal...Show More Summary

The future of Illinois is just as important as Caitlyn Jenner or the Blackhawks

There have been so many important topics in the news this week--Caitlyn Jenner, the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup playoffs--that many Illinoisans might have missed the details of one of state's most far-reaching stories this week. Show More Summary

Poll: Cullerton Holds Slight Edge in Race to Succeed Duckworth

The Democratic contest to succeed U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) has already drawn two announced candidates about whom voters are overwhelmingly undecided, a new survey says. A May 19 Ogden & Fry poll of 575 likely 2016 DemocraticShow More Summary

Father's Day Sucks When Your Dad Is Gone

Another holiday is upon us. Father's Day. It rolls around every year at the same time. Just as summer is off and running. Normally a gorgeous day spent poolside, grilling awesome food. The drinks are usually flowing. It has the makings for the perfect Sunday, except for one minor detail. Show More Summary

I Gave Up a Six-Figure Salary For My Husband, How Is That a 'Bonus'?

I made my husband's dreams possible. His ability to "have it all" is built on the back of my sacrifice. We chose to move to a place that allowed his career to blossom and mine to stagnate. We chose to have a family, a decision that ended up impeding my ability to find a job. Show More Summary

Could a Baltimore Happen in Chicago?

Recently we have witnessed the unfortunate sequence of legitimate and responsible protest actions being hijacked by those who use the crowd effect of many marchers as a cover for their criminal activities of looting and burning. This...Show More Summary

Rauner and Madigan Have the Power to Sink or Save Illinois

In the matter of one hour Friday afternoon, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner emerged from his bunker and broke his silence of the past few weeks to say he was "cautiously optimistic" an agreement could be reached with the Democrats after a meeting with all four legislative leaders. Show More Summary

DJ Rebootly Mixes Bruce Rauner Into A Hip-Hop Track

Gov. Bruce Rauner spared no words in his May 31 press conference lamenting the impasse over the Illinois budget. "We are destroying the middle class of Illinois under the leadership of Speaker (Michael Madigan) and (Senate) President...Show More Summary

An Open Letter to Caitlyn Jenner

Where do I begin? As the mother of gender non-conforming children, I just do not know where to begin. Thank you just doesn't seem to be enough. But it's a start. Thank you for having the courage to be who you have always felt you were meant to be. Show More Summary

5 Tips For Moms Re-Entering The Work Force

One of my interns recently returned from the Peace Corp in Botswana, and told an interesting story about how mothers there who needed to work could just drop their kids off with whomever in their village was home and able to keep a vigilant eye on them. Show More Summary

Rahm's 'Roseland to Ravenswood'

Cassie didn't hear Mayor Rahm speak about the shootings from Roseland to Ravenswood because there are no televisions on the street. In a grey spring rain, walking head down pushing her shopping cart home right past the Mayor's house,...Show More Summary

Judgy-Wudgy Was a Mom

When I first started having kids, I wanted to be perfect. I wanted my little angels to be well-dressed and well-behaved. I wanted my house to be clean. I wanted them to eat healthy. I wanted to be present in their lives. I wanted everything that every first-time mom wants. Show More Summary

Constitution Rock

Social studies teachers at Chicago's Darwin Elementary School probably had a blast last month preparing their seventh and eighth-grade students for the state-mandated constitution test. Let's face it. In this town, test prep material...Show More Summary

The Art of Noticing

This summer, my kids are 2, 4 and 6 years old. This summer, instead of signing up the olders for so many things that sound amazing but force me to drag my youngest to everywhere they have to be, we are going to chill out. This summer,...Show More Summary

Watch: Illinois Political Leaders Knock Heads

Illinois Democrats such as House Speaker Michael Madigan and Illinois Republicans such as Gov. Bruce Rauner weren't able to come to a budget compromise that pleased nearly everyone in Springfield by the end of the spring legislative session May 31. Show More Summary

Homicides Rise in Chicago, Baltimore, New York

The homicide rate continues to rise in Chicago, New York, and Baltimore. Is the increase related to the hot weather or are the police running out of new strategies? Some police officials say we need stricter gun laws, but New York already...Show More Summary

5 Quick Steps to Become a Farmie

Once Memorial Day has passed, it seems that farmers market season in Chicago has truly begun. Ann Flood, the Editor of Edible Chicago magazine was the first person I heard use the term "farmie." She considered a farmie to be someone who shopped at and supported farmers markets. Show More Summary

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