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5 Reasons Chicago Is a Clean Energy Powerhouse

Recently U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary David Danielson visited Chicago and spoke at the new Chicago Innovation Exchange, a new tech incubator on Chicago's South Side. During Dr. Danielson's remarks, he declared Chicagoland an "emerging regional powerhouse" for clean energy. Show More Summary

ReWork: Rethinking Work and Well-being

To be "a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit." That's not something we normally associate with the business world, but that's the purpose of a group called The B Team, a nonprofit founded in 2012 by Richard Branson...Show More Summary

7 reasons to vote today

Polls are now open for the 2014 Illinois Election, and soon all the nasty attack ads that have hijacked your TV will be over. But the difficult obstacles we must face together as Illinoisans are just beginning. Illinois' statewide races are held in midterm election years, opposed to presidential election cycles which see higher turnout percentages. Show More Summary

Safely Living With Pets: Don't Let Your Pet Lick Your Face and Other Helpful Tips

In 2012, the American Veterinary Medical Association estimated that 56 percent of all United States households own a pet. There are over 69 million dogs and 36 million cats in American households. Our pets are family members; we love, play, share our food, and celebrate holidays with them. Show More Summary

September Unemployment in Illinois By the Numbers

Illinois unemployment fell in each of the state's metropolitan statistical areas for the sixth month in a row, and in each of the state's 102 counties for the fourth month in a row in September, according to the Illinois Department of...Show More Summary

Timon Kyle Durrett Talks Love, Sex and Marriage

Actor Timon Kyle Durrett -- a Chicago native -- has enjoyed guest starring and recurring roles on television shows such as Girlfriends, The Young & The Restless, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Heroes, Samantha Who?, The Ghost Whisperer, and Castle. Show More Summary

How An Election Night Loss Can Be Your First Victory

To all the candidates across the United States: tonight's the night, good luck. After a long day of pep talks and get out the vote efforts you're going to get the only set of poll numbers that matter. The people will speak and the verdict...Show More Summary

Color of the Year

The Color of the Year! Did you know that the first impression of your home is on average worth $24,000? According to Century 21, the first impression a buyer has of your home can impact the perceived value by up to 8 percent. This means...Show More Summary

Two videos to help you navigate Illinois' Election Day

The Illinois gubernatorial candidates are making their final cases to voters before Tuesday's election with social media, speeches and television ads. But how much can voters trust these ads? Are the candidates trying to manipulate us...Show More Summary

Watch: Bernie Sanders on Breaking Big Money's Grip on Elections

Previously published on Bernie Sanders, Vermont's independent senator, is angry about what he sees as big money's wholesale purchase of political power. It's a grave threat, he believes, not only to our electoral process...Show More Summary

They Hope You Won't Wake Up

Here's the bottom line. The Tea Party Republicans and their Big Business and Wall Street allies plan to grab what they want while ordinary people sleep through this election. They want ordinary Americans to stay home on Election Day. To them, high voter turnout is like daylight to a burglar -- or for that matter to a vampire. Show More Summary

Voting for the First Time? Check Out These Tips

Reboot Illinois' Shantae Howell is voting for the first time in the 2014 elections. She shared her top tips for first-time voters: Were you under the age of 18 last election season? Me too! But don't worry -- you're in good hands. Below...Show More Summary

Last-minute vote influences in Illinois's gubernatorial election

Chicago Sun-Times reporter Dave McKinney resigned from his position as Springfield bureau chief after 19 years this month. He said ownership of the paper succumbed to pressure from the Bruce Rauner campaign over a story it didn't like. In...Show More Summary

13 of the Creepiest Haunted Bars and Restaurants in America

By: Kristin Hunt We've all outstayed our welcomes at bars and restaurants from time to time, but some places have pesky customers who have been there for ages. Literally. At these 13 creepy joints, the spirits extend well beyond a nice whiskey list. Show More Summary

The Ballot Box Is the Great Equalizer for Workers

American workers are facing significant challenges. Whether it's low pay, a system that favors corporations over citizens, a gender wage gap, the effects of unfair trade or a voting system that hampers the most disadvantaged among us, these problems are real. Show More Summary

The 10 Best U.S. Cities to Be a Vampire

Although many people believe vampires to be fictional, their presence is ingrained in our pop culture, thanks to shows like "True Blood," "Twilight," and the latest vampire movie to hit the big screen: "Dracula Untold." Although theShow More Summary

Democracy's Most Cherished Act

Democracy! A word, a way of life, our highest ideal: Everyone is equal; no one is marginal. I still feel the force of this word, though the middle syllable -- "mock" -- grows increasingly dominant when I hear it, especially now, as election season rolls around again. Show More Summary

5 Illinois Monster Stories That Will Make You Want to Check Under the Bed

On Halloween night, monster sightings in Illinois will go through the roof--little goblins and ghosts and ghouls will abound in every neighborhood. But Illinois also has its fair share of sightings of monsters that don't go door to door...Show More Summary

A Movement that Matters

In the past few years I've used this platform to talk about the strength of our community and how we can leverage our economic and political power to make an impact in Chicago. There is no greater way to demonstrate our political power than by exercising our right to vote. Show More Summary

Shaw: Illinois needs responsible voters

The 2014 Illinois statewide election is only days away, and the Better Government Association's Andy Shaw wants Illinoisans to think very carefully about their candidate choices before they vote. He says the state needs informed, responsible...Show More Summary

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