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Donald Trump Inciting Violence

Why is Donald Trump inciting violence across the United States? There is no reason for this Republican Frontrunner to be concerned about securing the nomination because he is winning the majority of delegates. The Republican Party would be going against the grain by not giving the nomination to Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Why Democrats May Avoid Sending Bruce Rauner Another School Funding Bill

One reason the Illinois budget impasse has gone on so long is that elementary and high schools have received their full share of state funding for the current academic year. The bill that contained funding for elementary and secondary education was the only budget bill among 20 last year that Gov. Show More Summary

Top 5 Reasons Why Pennsylvania Offers No Hope For Illinois Budget Crisis

Until this week, Illinois and Pennsylvania shared a spot in the national news cycle as the only two states to make into the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2016 with no operating budget in place. Now Pennsylvania has left the Illinois budget impasse alone in the fiscal dysfunction spotlight, as Gov. Show More Summary

Alderman Introduces Ordinance That Would All But End Uber Ride-Sharing In Chicago

Opinion by Marco McCottry, general manager of Uber in Chicago Last week, Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) introduced an ordinance that would force Chicago's 35,000 uberX driver-partners to get chauffeur's licenses. These are designed for full-time, professional drivers. Show More Summary

I Just Saved Rahm and CPS Millions During My Lunch Period

Dear Rahm, You live in a fantasy world. Don't you realize that by canceling school and making teachers take an unpaid furlough day on March 25th that you shortchange the learning of our students? Yet now you want to criticize us for having no options left but to strike. Show More Summary

Making the Connection Between Gender Bias and Economic Security

March is Women's History Month. This time of year can be quite joyous and reaffirming as a woman, particularly for one who runs a women's foundation. Women's achievements through history should be documented and celebrated, though it does not move us to address the small and large inequities women and girls face now. Show More Summary

An Obituary for the Wrigleyville McDonald's

On March 21st of our Lord's 2016, we said goodbye to a dear friend and neighbor, the Wrigleyville McDonald's located at Clark and Addison, as it was torn down to build a hotel that people will inevitably regret staying in. She was aShow More Summary

32 School Districts in Illinois Placed On 'Financial Watch' List for 2016

A new analysis of the financial health of Illinois' school districts shows the majority remain in precarious positions, with many borrowing and tapping into cash reserves just to keep their schools running. In large part, this is because...Show More Summary

How I Quit My Job and Started a Successful Business

And how you can do it too! It takes planning and courage to leave a job and start your own business. Friends and family might tell you that it's not worth the risk, but I know from personal experience that it's a very rewarding, life-changing...Show More Summary

Hello? How About We Vent Our Anger At Springfield Politicians?

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek Hello, it's me I was wondering if, after all these years, you'd like to meet To go over everything They say that time's supposed to heal ya But I ain't done much healing Hello, it's me, your...Show More Summary

Civility in Government

"I look with increasing horror, along with a growing number of other Americans, at the great and bitter division that is taking place in our politics, and the cynicism that is the end result of power for power's sake. We are losing sight of civility in government and politics. Show More Summary

Illinois Among Top 10 States Where You're Most Likely To Catch An STD

The Prairie State is one of only two northern states to make Roadsnacks' Top 10 list of states where you're most likely to catch a sexually transmitted disease. Roadsnacks studied which states have the highest rates of common STD infections...Show More Summary

The People Have Spoken

The 2016 Illinois primaries are now behind us. Although it wasn't fraught with too many surprises, there were a few upsets, affectionately dubbed "proxy races", by the media, in this election. One headline grabber was the 5th district house seat in the Illinois General Assembly. Show More Summary

This is not winning

It was shocking recently to see on-line videos of high school students, all white, taunting the players from another, mainly minority, school with chants of "Trump, Trump, Trump." It felt like it was just an isolated event, representative of the ugly nature of the current presidential campaign. Show More Summary

Illinois' Top 25 Most Improved Schools In 2015

Some Illinois schools have taken big steps up between 2014 and 2015, according to SchoolDigger. The website tracks school performance and ranks the top schools in the state by calculating an Average Standard Score using recent test scores across grades. Show More Summary

African Leaders Should Not Flee from Justice

There is something seriously troubling and painful happening in Africa which should worry the rest of the world. At their recent meeting in Addis Ababa, African leaders under the aegis of African Union voted to withdraw from the international criminal court (ICC). Show More Summary

Will the Results of the Rauner, Madigan Primary Proxy War Even Matter?

Gov. Bruce Rauner cast House Speaker Michael Madigan and the "Chicago Machine" as the villains in his effort to elect his preferred candidate and punish a Republican incumbent in a downstate Senate race. Madigan, meanwhile, cast Rauner...Show More Summary

Illinois Ranked Worst State To Be A Taxpayer -- Again

For the second year in a row, WalletHub has pegged Illinois as the worst state to be a taxpayer. The personal finance site's study ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on the effective total state and local tax rate, which is calculated as a percentage of the national median household income of $53,889. Show More Summary

Stratton, McCann Primary Wins Expose Weakness in Governor's Budget Position

OPINION The house phone last weekend rang off the hook with robocalls from candidates in Tuesday's primary. This included one Sunday from Gov. Bruce Rauner, who was "askin'" me to vote for Bryce Benton in his Republican state Senate primary bid against two-term incumbent Sen. Show More Summary

Top 25 Counties in Illinois With The Most Luck O' The Irish

It's St. Patrick's Day and Illinois could use a little luck o' the Irish. That might not be too hard to find -- according to the U.S. Census, more than 33 million people in the U.S. claimed Irish ancestry in 2013. That's seven times higher than the population of Ireland itself! And Illinois has plenty of Irish heritage too. Show More Summary

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