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Democratic Strategies Lost Big. Here's an Alternative.

It is time to shine a light on the strategies used by Democrats, and on the Democratic infrastructure that uses those strategies. Democratic strategists have been segmenting the electorate and seeking individual self-interest-based issues in each electoral block. Show More Summary

Bruce Rauner's Victory: A Break From the Recent Past in Illinois?

Why is Illinois the worst place to live in America? In April of this year, Gallup released the results of a national survey in which Illinois was ranked as the state with the highest percentage of residents who believe it is the worst place to live in the United States. Show More Summary

These Maps Show the Most Common Jobs in Each Zip Code

What would you guess is the most common job in the nation? Retail? Agriculture? Factory work? While all of those might seem kind of reasonable, the fact is that every area seems to have it's own jobs that are the most common, depending...Show More Summary

Dems Get the Drubbing They Deserve

A tweet I received last night about the Illinois's gubernatorial race nicely summed up the reasons behind the Democratic debacle: "Maybe you shouldn't cut working class people's pensions and then expect them to vote for you." With soon-to-be-former-Governor...Show More Summary

The Human Lab Rat in the Lab

When I was 10 months old, I was diagnosed with an anaphylactic food allergy to wheat, rye, oats and barley. As I've written about in my article, "Pizza and Oreos Would Have Killed Me, But They're Now My Medicine," which can be found here, I was always extremely cautious, for only a couple of crumbs could have put me into anaphylactic shock. Show More Summary

A 'Have-Not' Denied the Right to Vote in Illinois

Tonight, I was literally one minute -- check that, 7:01 p.m. -- late to my polling place, as witnessed by the school janitor who saw me sprint across the school's front lawn after I brought my car to a screeching halt out front. As I...Show More Summary

8 Signs That You've Developed Greater Self-Love and Awareness

The problem with developing a stronger sense of ourselves, and self-love, is that it can be rather elusive. In other words, how do we know if we get there? If we've arrived? The thing about self-love is that it's an ongoing, ever-evolving process. Show More Summary

LeBron James And Cavs Are Still Searching For An Identity

It's not that the Cleveland Cavaliers aren't going to score points. Newly minted head coach David Blatt should be able eventually to get his three superstars -- including young point guard Kyrie Irving, who understands pick-and-rollShow More Summary

A Skyscraper-Sized Risk for Chicago

Sunday night Nik Wallenda walked on a high wire between three Chicago skyscrapers. He first walked from one of the Marina City towers to the Leo Burnett Building. He then crossed from one Marina City tower to the other while blindfolded. The event was mesmerizing. Show More Summary

What does it mean for Republican governor candidate Rauner to win in Democratic Illinois?

Illinois voters pulled off quite a feat on Tuesday. They overwhelmingly gave their support to raising the minimum wage and imposing a tax on millionaires but also elected a governor who will do everything in his power to make sure neither...Show More Summary

Illinois' Tax Climate for Businesses Slides

According to the Tax Foundation's State Business Tax Climate Index, the climate for business taxes in Illinois is not headed in the right direction. In its ranking of all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, Illinois was not called...Show More Summary

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

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