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Salute Black Lives Matter

The Black Lives Matter movement is gaining a lot of momentum across the United States. African American people deserve the same respect as everybody else in the world. Thousands of people throughout the United States agree that Black Lives Matter. Show More Summary

Recapping drama in Illinois: at the state fair and with the Ashley Madison hack

Whether at the Illinois State Fair, in the Capitol or at political party gatherings elsewhere in Springfield, last week presented many opportunities to take the political pulse of Illinois. With that in mind, here are some observations from my time last week on the fairgrounds and beyond. Show More Summary

6 Facts About Bullying in Illinois You Should Know

Now that the school year has begun for many schools in Illinois, thousands of students will experience some form of bullying in school or on the internet. In fact, Illinois is one of the 10 worst states for bullying. It's estimated that...Show More Summary

17 of the Best Illinois High School Ranked by Newsweek

Out of Newsweek's top 500 high schools in the country for 2015, 30 of those high schools are in Illinois. Several of the state's high schools that appeared on the list rank among the nation's top 20, with Walter Payton College Prep High School in Chicago taking the No. Show More Summary

6 of the Best Secret Beaches in the U.S.

Anthony Crider / Flickr The U.S. is home to some truly spectacular beaches boasting swaying palms, azure waters and, during the summer months, swarms of tourists. The crowded stretches of sand that comprise many of America's coastalShow More Summary

Illinois State Fair: Deep-fried politics

This week's "Only in Illinois" is a special Illinois State Fair edition because the fairgrounds this week became the focal point for Illinois politics. If you've had any trouble understanding why we've got gridlock in Springfield, a few minutes' worth of the rhetoric between the state's primary political combatants -- Gov. Show More Summary

Explaining a Hunger Strike to My 3 Year Old: Dyett High School- Hunger Strikes

Yesterday my son and I took juice to the 12 parents and community members who are performing a hunger strike. They are protesting Chicago Public Schools' decision to close one of the last public schools in their neighborhood. Frustrations...Show More Summary

Keep Illinois Weird: The State's 10 Most Unusual Landmarks

Illinois natives often try to describe what it's like to be from the Land of Lincoln, but at times it all comes down to, "It's not normal, it's an Illinois thing." With our weird town names and bizarre high school mascots, we Illinoisans are just plain strange. Show More Summary

Gov. Bruce Rauner talks up Republican values at Illinois State Fair

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday rallied the Republican faithful and predicted a comeback for the party in Illinois as he hosted his first Governor's Day at the Illinois State Fair. Rauner rolled into the fairgrounds on his Harley-Davidson,...Show More Summary

23 of the Best Illinois Towns to Raise a Family

Illinoisans looking for a place to settle down and raise a family can turn to the plethora of living options Illinois has to offer. Our state has many towns and cities for families interested in finding the best environments for their children. Show More Summary

These Are The 25 Healthiest and Unhealthiest Illinois Counties

National health rankings published by County Health Rankings & Roadmaps reveals a detailed analysis on the healthiest and unhealthiest counties in Illinois for 2015. The counties are ranked according to a set of factors including length...Show More Summary

Editorial: Give Rauner Room to Do What He Was Elected to Do

Editor's note: This is an editorial written by Reboot Illinois' Matt Dietrich and Madeleine Doubek. Despite what House Speaker Michael Madigan believes, Bruce Rauner really did win the election last November. And however you feel about...Show More Summary

Illinois' geographic rifts grow larger with school spending conflicts

Forget Democrats vs. Republicans. A brewing fight over how state government funds Illinois schools districts draws geographic battle lines that pit Chicago and downstate lawmakers against their suburban counterparts. Reboot Illinois'...Show More Summary

Illinois Medical Cannabis: 6 Things You Need to Know before Applying

Major changes have been made in Illinois regarding medicinal marijuana. Former Governor Pat Quinn signed the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act in early August of 2013. Following this, it took a signature from new...Show More Summary

NLRB Rules That Northwestern Football Players Cannot Form a Union

Meeting with Tim Waters (United Steelworkers), Ramogi Huma (founder of the National College Players Association) and Kain Colter (former Northwestern's quarterback) last year about Northwestern Football Players push for the right to unionize. Show More Summary

The 5.4 Percent Unemployment Rate Means Nothing for Millennials

The national unemployment rate has dropped to 5.4 percent, the lowest rate since 2008, but this percentage means nothing for millennials (born 1980-2000). By this point, we've all realized that we've been lied to: working hard and getting a solid education does not necessarily lead to career success, or even a decent-paying job. Show More Summary

With No State Budget, Illinois Spending Is Running Amok, Unchecked

House Speaker Michael Madigan last week made a statement that, when examined against recent events in Springfield, says a lot about the state budget standoff between him and Bruce Rauner. In an interview with WICS Newschannel 20 Statehouse...Show More Summary

5 Shocking Facts About the Illinois Heroin Epidemic

With the increasing prevalence of the heroin epidemic sweeping the country, taking lives and tearing apart families and communities, Illinois is evidently one of the states where this crisis is hitting hardest. Nationwide, the number...Show More Summary

Why the Boys of Summer Are So Important to Me

Dear Chicago White Sox, I want to tell you a tale about a renewed love story. I grew up in mid-Michigan, with both sets of grandparents and spans of aunts, uncles, and cousins nearby. I remember a lot of family gatherings on a lot of different holidays and now-forgotten occasions. Show More Summary

Dear Chicago White Sox

Dear Chicago White Sox, I want to tell you a tale about a renewed love story. I grew up in mid-Michigan, with both sets of grandparents and spans of aunts, uncles and cousins nearby. I remember a lot of family gatherings on a lot of different holidays and now-forgotten occasions. Show More Summary

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