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Crowd Psychology States Uranium Market could be ready to Soar

A genius can't be forced; nor can you make an ape an alderman. Thomas Somerville By any estimate, the uranium market is trading in the extremely oversold ranges, but when the trend is down, a market can trend into the extreme of extremely oversold ranges, and we have seen this occur many times in the past. Show More Summary

Women's Shelter Family Rescue Sees Miracles Daily

By Natalie Crawford It came down to a matter of matching blinds. Women, removed from shelters, lived in their cars, awaiting the opening of Family Rescue's Ridgeland Transitional Housing because the state objected to the fact that some window blinds did not match. Show More Summary

Fact-Check Friday: Rauner Resurrects 2014 Campaign Theme vs. Democrats

This article was created for PolitiFact Illinois, a collaboration between Reboot Illinois and Pulitzer Prize-winning national website PolitiFact. For additional fact checks in this partnership, visit the PolitiFact Illinois website. In August 2014, as the race between former Gov. Show More Summary

What Labor Day Is Really All About

Get the grills going! Stock up on beer and burgers! Labor Day is here and most of us will be heading out to picnic with friends and family. We‘ll salute the passing of another summer and note, however grudgingly, the onset of fall. But...Show More Summary

A Long Wait

Our nation is at a crossroads. What's going on has been a century in the making. I, myself, have been following this nonstop, day in and day out, 45 years straight. Every day brings yet another piece of jaw-dropping news that makes me...Show More Summary

5 Things I Learned In My First Year As A Vegan

A photo posted by nzinga young (@veganzinga) on Jun 17, 2016 at 6:14pm PDT Going vegan has been a learning process. Learning the atrocities of the meat and dairy industries and living more ethically are part of it, but here are other...Show More Summary

Dear Mayor Emanuel: I Resign My Position As Principal Of The #1 Rated Neighborhood School In Chicago

Dear Mayor Emanuel: In 2010, Chicago Magazine ranked Blaine Elementary School as the 16th best elementary school in Chicago, and the 6th best neighborhood school. After being hired to lead Blaine in the fall of 2011, I told my LocalShow More Summary

Democrats Kill Redistricting Reform While Taking Credit for Supporting It

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek On Thursday, we got the news that the Democrats elected to the Illinois Supreme Court had rejected giving Illinois voters a chance to have their say on redistricting with some of the partisanship removed. The decision was completely partisan. Show More Summary

Remap Reform Kicked Off Ballot Again. So What's Next?

The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday closed the door on the Independent Map Amendment for the 2016 election, but not too tightly. The ruling majority of justices in their decision singled out one problem with the proposed amendment that put it in violation of the state constitution. Show More Summary

Poll: IL Voters Want More Spending on Mental Health, Drug Treatment

Historically, stigma weighed heavily on individuals struggling with mental illness or drug/alcohol addiction or both. In the '70s and '80, families easily shunned and abandoned relatives who were under psychiatric care, embarrassed by their existence. Show More Summary

5 Stadium Names the White Sox Should've Chosen Instead of Guaranteed Rate Field

The Chicago White Sox are having a bit of an identity crisis. After starting the 2016 season looking like an aggressive playoff contender, the wheels came off. Now, White Sox fans will have to make another adjustment. Starting Nov. 1, the South Side stadium no will longer be known as U.S. Show More Summary

Here Are 11 New Illinois Laws You Should Know

There are a lot of new state laws that recently went into effect, including some pretty important ones you might not have heard much about in the news. The laws address things like youth unemployment, 3D mammogram insurance coverage and animal protection, to name a few. Here's a list of 11 notable and new state laws to help you stay up-to-date. 1. Show More Summary

Illinois Voters Beware: Deceit Season Is Here

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek It's deceit season. Voters beware. An envelope arrived last week from Friends of Marty Moylan. The letter inside was dated Aug. 16 th and in big type, it read: "Petition to Crack Down on Child...Show More Summary

To Save The Village

There's a new documentary out dealing with the history of the Cabrini Green project in Chicago. 70 Acres in Chicago deals with the many complicated issues of race and urban poverty. But as the Slate article about the documentary notes,...Show More Summary

How the Sharing Economy is Reshaping the Business Services Sector

Lyft created an express pay program that lets its drivers get paid daily if they wish. Airbnb has at least one host in each of Chicago's 50 wards and, worldwide, 86 percent of its hosts live in the homes they share. Lyft, Airbnb andShow More Summary

Illinois Democrats Taunt GOP For Ignoring Trump

A day after Gov. Bruce Rauner called the Illinois Democratic Party a "corrupt political machine" during a rally at the Illinois State Fair, Democrats fired back on Thursday, accusing Rauner of holding the needy hostage over his reform...Show More Summary

Clintonites' Feigned Outrage About Violence Threats

After Trump's asinine quip about a 2nd amendment "solution" to stopping Clinton's presidential run, her campaign manager, Robby Mook, had this to say: "What Trump is saying is dangerous. A person seeking to be the President of the United...Show More Summary

Hot Dog! Chicago Sure Knows Franks

Jim Mudd knows his Chicago dogs: Vienna all-beef frank, sesame seed bun, sliced tomatoes, pickle strips and even the secret ingredient: celery salt. I know this because I once had a Chicago dog party with these same ingredients, ordered direct from Vienna Beef Products and delivered to my home in dry ice. Show More Summary

What the #$%@ Happened to Lake Fannin

There is a tranquil place that replenishes my soul and rejuvenates my spirit. It physically resides behind my home, just 30-minutes from the hustle and bustle of Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago. I've intentionally hidden here a zillion times within its natural beauty. Show More Summary

Can We Have More Than Silly Sniping From Our U.S. Senate Contenders?

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek I had such high hopes for the U.S. Senate race in Illinois with Tammy Duckworth, D-Hoffman Estates, taking on incumbent Mark Kirk, R-Wilmette. Here we have two respected, disabled military...Show More Summary

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