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How Do Illinoisans Feel About Stricter Gun Violation Penalties?

Most politicians have made their stances on gun control laws widely known. Republican Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has said he supports the rights of Illinoisans to own guns while some Democrats have expressed support for stricter gun control laws as a way to stymie violence in the state. Show More Summary

The Bristol's Strength: The Chef Chris Pandel Difference

Filming in Chris Pandel's kitchen at The Bristol for the upcoming Dinner Party was just plain fun. Relaxed and unassuming, Pandel just might be one of the best chefs in Chicago. Like the majority of our city's top chefs, Pandel believes in utilizing small farms. Show More Summary

The Sun Does Come out in This Delightful Annie Tour

Kids and animals onstage in a daffy and heartwarming musical comedy? Depending on whom you talk to, this could either be a horror show or a holiday delight. Typically, I lean toward the latter -- one can only take so much sweetness in one sitting. Show More Summary

Chicago Health Disparities Persist But Can Be Stopped

The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care reported recently that blacks with diabetes in Chicago had 1.7 times the rate of limb amputations than whites with diabetes (3.4 per 1,000 vs. 2.0 per 1,000). Losing a leg from diabetes isn't a given, nor are racial differences in this health outcome. Show More Summary

Cubs' Rizzo Baseball Humanitarian of the Year

Every year at this time, Major League Baseball hands out a ton of awards for on-field performance during the prior season. It's certainly interesting to see who wins these awards. Witnessing and acknowledging outstanding athletic achievements...Show More Summary

Tips for Inviting a Chef and His Family Over for Dinner

I would love to know how many chefs and their families get invited over to other people's houses for dinner. Anyone? Anyone? Neither do we. I will admit that there is a chance that we don't get invited over for dinner because no one wants to hang out with us. Show More Summary

Illinois' Smoking Laws Aren't Stopping Lung Cancer as Well as They Could

Illinois has the 22nd-highest rate of lung cancer in the country, according to a new study by WalletHub. The state was also ranked as only the 14th-highest in its efforts to combat lung cancer, despite Illinois' number-one-in-the-nation...Show More Summary

The epic Illinois treasurer's race finally comes to a close

It's been two weeks since the Illinois statewide election, and until Wednesday, there was still no clear answer about who would be the state's next treasurer. With the count of absentee and provisional ballots the lead switched from Republican Tom Cross by a few hundred votes to Democrat Michael Frerichs by a few thousand votes in a day. Show More Summary

Actor John Mahoney Hosts the Auditorium Theatre's 125th Gala Celebration

We are our history, are we not? On December 9, the Auditorium Theatre celebrates its 125th Anniversary with a gala dinner and star-studded performance, hosted by actor, John Mahoney. Looking back, what kind of city would Chicago be if...Show More Summary

Want to Stop Domestic Violence? Start Early

My introduction to domestic violence came in the form of a toddler with a broken hip and leg. I was 18 years old, a college freshman working at a daycare center during my semester break, when I met the injured girl. I was quickly drawn to her bright red hair, freshly chopped bangs, and bold brown eyes, but she was afraid of me. Show More Summary

12 Powerful Climate Allies That GOP Denier Leaders Can't Ignore

After my son submitted his college applications a few weeks ago, he confessed not getting into his top choice school would be the "ultimate dreamcrusher." That aptly sums up the dread I started to feel following last week's election....Show More Summary

Fact: There Is Much to Learn About Illinois Charter Schools

Despite the 148 charter schools in Illinois, many residents of the state don't fully understand what they stand for or what they do. There are more charter schools in Chicago and Rockford than the rest of the state, but many rules govern...Show More Summary

From Hypnos to the Heavenly Bed: A Brief History of Sleep

Sleep is having its moment in the sun -- or, more appropriately, its moment in a darkened room, with blackout shades drawn, the temperature somewhere between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit, all smartphones and tablets banished from the...Show More Summary

Shaw: Illinois' Freedom of Information Act Must Remain Functional to Uncover Instances of Corruption

Ever since Illinois rewrote and bolstered its Freedom of Information Act in 2010, government officials of all stripes have done their best to chip away at it. Such is the case with a bill vetoed this year by Gov. Pat Quinn. As lawmakers...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) AOL Presents iJustine In Chicago: the Beet Video Summit w/ McDonald's,Target, Digitas, Havas and SMG

iJustine, a pioneering  innovator  in the Web originals space will headlining a two hour video summit on the emerging medium of digital video. Also participating will be  brand marketers  from McDonald's and Target and media agency execs...Show More Summary

An Open Letter From Ferguson Protestors and Allies

The Ferguson Protester community is home to many voices and experiences. Informed by many voices, this letter serves as a statement of purpose for those who may not yet understand the movement in #Ferguson or why protests still continue,...Show More Summary

5 Powerful Lessons From 3 Incredible Women at the Chicago Humanities Festival

There's something important to be said about any event that manages to bring people together, put away their phones and pull our their notepads by the thousands these days. And that's exactly what was achieved by the Chicago Humanities...Show More Summary

Illinois' Split Government Might Just Work

While Illinois House Speaker Rep. Michael Madigan can seem like a formidable figure in state politics, Rich Miller of Capitol Fax believes that he and Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner can work together to govern competently. Miller writes: Right now," Rauner continued, "Madigan controls the Legislature from his little pot of cash. Show More Summary

The Fat Cats at College of DuPage (an Illinois Jr. College)

Gift bans be damned. It's steaks, ribs, filet and crème brulee... for all. In June, the College of DuPage (COD) lost a $20 million state construction grant because of corruption. In July, COD was exposed for paying up to $27,000 in fees and private membership dues at the presidents shooting club. Show More Summary

Question Before the Court: Can Corporations Betray Retirees?

At a chemical plant called Point Pleasant in a town named Apple Grove in a state John Denver labeled almost heaven, a man known as Freel Tackett helped negotiate three collective bargaining agreements that provided raises and decent benefits for workers and retirees. Heaven ended in 2007 for Tackett and other retired Point Pleasant workers. Show More Summary

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