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Chicago' Homan Square: Torture by Any Other Name...

Guardian investigative reporter Spencer Ackerman has sparked a firestorm with a series of reports exposing a "secret" site, in the heart of Chicago's predominantly African-American west side, at which police have conducted off-the-books...Show More Summary

Pearson's Intellectual Property -- Why Is This Even a Thing?

Bob Braun, a five-decade veteran of the Newark Star Ledger and currently an independent blogger, blew up a portion of the internet on Friday by reporting that Pearson, the international education giant responsible for the PARCC examinations currently underway, was "spying" on students' social media activity. Show More Summary

What do the state of Illinois and a boiling frog have in common?

Ever heard the one about the frog and the boiling pot of water? If you throw a frog into a pot of scalding liquid, it'll jump right out to save itself. But if you place the frog in the pot and then slowly turn up the heat, the frog will...Show More Summary

America's Best Irish Bars

Defining the qualities that make up a great Irish pub is a bit like trying to map a path to that elusive pot 'o gold -- you can feel it when you're on the right track, but the signs for how you get there are never the same. Click Here to see the Complete List of America's Best Irish Bars There are, of course, some obvious touchstones. Show More Summary

All Things Irish

If you're celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Chicago, have an Irish Burger at Lucky Strike (topped with bangers, white cheddar and Guinness bbq sauce). In Boston, Anna's Taqueria has a corned beef and cabbage burrito. And in New York,Show More Summary

First Wives Club Musical Feels Like a First Draft

Faith Prince. Those two words served as the motivation for me to visit this pre-Broadway tryout of The First Wives Club: The Musical. I consider Prince among the very best musical comedy stars -- right up there with Carol Channing and Judy Holliday. Show More Summary

My Q and A With Cheri Mah, Who's Helping Top Athletes Elevate Their Game by Getting More Sleep

Top athletes are all about results. And as Cheri Mah has found, the world of sports is ahead of the curve when it comes to embracing one of the performance-enhancing tools that many of us overlook: sleep. Mah is a researcher at the Stanford...Show More Summary

The Battle Between Stroller Moms and the CTA

"CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) policies and practices are currently discriminatory towards strollers." Apparently, stroller discrimination is rampant here in Chicago, y'all. This is the opening line of Michelle Parker's online petition...Show More Summary

Aaron Schock's fall from grace is a new twist on an old theme

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Illinois) has seen his fair share of media scrutiny in recent weeks, all starting with a report that he had redecorated his congressional office in the image of PBS' period drama "Downton Abbey." Since then,...Show More Summary

Illinois' College Students Complete School at a Higher Rate Than Most of the Country

Even if Illinois' politicians don't have much they can boast about, Illinois' college students have plenty of reason to be proud about their college completion rates. A new study says 73 percent of the state's four-year public college students complete their coursework within six years, compared to about 63 percent nationally, says a new study. Show More Summary

Five of the Highest-Rated Hospitals in Illinois

Truven Health Analytics' annual "Top 100 Hospitals" study, which evaluated 3,000 hospitals in the U.S., has recognized 10 Illinois hospitals as among the best in the country. The hospitals were ranked based on ten metrics, includingShow More Summary

Pope Francis: The Reformer

When he was presented to the cheering crowd at St Peter's Square on March 13, 2013 not many people especially in the West, Asia and Africa recognized the name Jorge Bergoglio. Even though he was well known and respected in Latin America,...Show More Summary

Illinois' pension reform: Supreme Court hears oral arguments

The three Republican justices on the Illinois Supreme appeared to be the biggest skeptics about the state's case in the Illinois pension reform lawsuit. That's not what most observers expected as both sides presented their argumentsShow More Summary

5 Ways to Raise a Successful Teenager

Steve Harvey hosted his seventh annual Disney Dreamers Academy in Orlando Florida, an empowerment retreat for 100 lucky and deserving high school students. This year, the inspirational talks were delivered with some sage advice for parents as well. Show More Summary

Pope Francis and the Remaking of Modern Catholicism

When we look at the words and deeds of Pope Francis since his papacy, it is obvious that he has surpassed the expectations of many. The Francis effect is now the new narrative of the Catholic Church with all the positive consequences of this for realizing the mission of Roman Catholicism in the world. Show More Summary

Lawyer: The Illinois Supreme Court has a lot of work on its hands with pension reform law

The Illinois Supreme Court must decide whether or not the state's pension crisis is dire enough to override the constitutional mandate that public workers will not see cuts to their pension benefits. The seven justices have been tasked...Show More Summary

'Tell Me You're Proud of Me'

Chicago comedian, writer and actor released his debut album this year called Tell Me You're Proud of Me. His album was recorded at Wild Goose Creative in Columbus, Ohio at the Columbus Unscripted Improv Festival. He has been doing stand up since 2008. Show More Summary

10 Illinois Cities Where a Speeding Ticket Will Damage Your Wallet

Receiving a speeding ticket is a drag. Aside from having to pay the fine and costs associated with legal fees, a ticket will wreak havoc on your annual car insurance premium long after you saw the blue- and red-flashing lights in your...Show More Summary

Born in a Manger: Pre-Civil Rights Black America and the Willie Wilson Story

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston Campaign Manager - Dr. Willie Wilson, Mayor of Chicago 2015 I need to share a dimension of the human experience that is overlooked in critics' analyses of Willie Wilson i.e., the theism of the poor and oppressed vs. Show More Summary

Illinois local government officials: No budget cuts in my backyard!

"NIMBY" usually that means "not in my back yard." But it's got a new meaning as mayors across Illinois face big cuts from Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed state budget. Madeleine Doubek explains what they're shouting at the governor. Reboot...Show More Summary

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