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A New, Safer Chicago? End the Grass Gap

The targeting of Black people in Chicago for minor marijuana possession is not making our city a safer place. There is not a weekend that goes by without national reports of gun violence in communities across the city. Many of these communities are sites of years of neglect, public school closures and mass unemployment. Show More Summary

Are the Illinois gubernatorial candidates focusing on the issues enough?

Illinois' next governor will have a lot of work to do to get the state on track with its backlog of bills, unfunded pensions and questions of what to do with the state income tax (plus so much more). So it would make sense that the gubernatorial...Show More Summary

18 Counties With the Highest Juvenile Arrest Rates in Illinois

A report from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority shows that almost 30,000 children between the ages of 10 and 16 were arrested in Illinois in 2012. The data shows a downward trend in youth arrests that began around 2005...Show More Summary

The Chicago International Film Festival Celebrates 50 Years

The Chicago International Film Festival celebrates its 50th year this October 9 - 23. Recognized as the first international film festival in North American, the Chicago International Film Festival is a pioneer in focusing on international films. Show More Summary

Changing Direction: A Roadmap for Reforming Illinois' Prison System

After decades of using incarceration as the country's primary response to crime, leading Republicans and Democrats are embracing safe, fair, and cost-effective prison reform. As Illinois prepares to elect its next governor, voters should...Show More Summary

Changing Chicago: Reducing Violence in the Windy City

Chicago is home to some of the greatest architecture, culture, food and people in the country. Frank Sinatra sang about the people in the song My Kind of Town he said, "My kind of people, too. People who smile at you." If you walk along...Show More Summary

Illinois' gubernatorial candidates in their own words

Illinois voters have a difficult choice to make in less than five weeks: Who will become the next governor? Reboot Illinois teamed up with the Better Government Association to ask the three gubernatorial candidates - Democrat Gov. Pat...Show More Summary

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Illinois? Test Your Knowledge Here

You probably know which presidents are from Illinois, where the capitol is located and which great lake forms our eastern border. But how much do you really know about the Land of Lincoln? Can you name the state bird or how many counties...Show More Summary

Illinoisans have been trying to reform the pension system for almost 100 years

The condition of Illinois' failing public pension systems has been topic No. 1 in state government for the last five years. Chief Legal Counsel to Illinois Senate President John Cullertain Eric Madiar recently discovered that Illinois...Show More Summary

Wrigley Field Under the Scalpel

This morning as the sun came up in a warm autumn breeze over Lake Michigan, the iconic baseball park, Wrigley Field, went under the scalpel as streets were blocked off till next April, semi trucks carrying the giant tools of construction...Show More Summary

5 Illinois Cities With Some of the Highest and Lowest Unemployment in the State

In Illinois, each metro area had unemployment rates drop for the fifth month in a row. Jobless numbers in all 102 counties also fell, according to preliminary figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department...Show More Summary

The Food Waste Fiasco: You Have to See It to Believe it

You may have already heard a few appalling facts about food waste but just in case you haven't, here are a few tidbits of information to catch you up on the issue. -We throw away 165 billion dollars worth of food per year in America....Show More Summary

Does Rauner have his facts right?

With the November election now just five weeks away, both candidates for Illinois governor are campaigning at full-speed ahead. But Rich Miller of Capitol Fax says Republican Bruce Rauner should check his facts before making claims about his Democratic opponent Gov. Show More Summary

How to Get Away with Murder, Where Race Doesn't Matter

How to Get Away with Murder, where race doesn't matter, it's the content of their characters. Remember President Bill Clinton's strategists James Carville, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and company, when they bested President George H.W. Show More Summary

Brady Hoke Needs To Be Fired From Michigan, But Maybe Not For The Reason You Think

Brady Hoke has been the head football coach at the University of Michigan since 2011. In his last nine games against Power 5 schools, he has compiled an almost inconceivable 1-8 record. And over Michigan's last three games against Power...Show More Summary

Best Graduate Schools in Illinois

U.S. News and World Report's 2015 higher education rankings included lists for graduate programs in six different categories: business schools, education schools, engineering schools, law schools and medical schools in both researchShow More Summary

Rauner Still Silent on Ohio Racketeering Lawsuit

Fallout from Illinois GOP gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner's private equity firm's ownership and operation of Trans Healthcare, Inc., a nationwide nursing home chain, continues to dog the challenger's campaign. The trial which started this week in U.S. Show More Summary

Green Tie Ball XXIII (PHOTOS)

One of Chicago's most celebrated charity events, Green Tie Ball, returned last week with a glamorous theme, 'The Great Green Gatsby,' honoring the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald story. Hosted by nonprofit organization Chicago Gateway Green...Show More Summary

7 of Illinois' Healthiest and Least Healthy Counties

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program has released 2014 national health rankings. Some counties in Illinois are on the right track health-wise, but some have room for improvement. To determine rankings, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps...Show More Summary

Tea and Conversation with Smashing Pumpkins Frontman, Billy Corgan

I had been wanting to sit down with Billy Corgan on The Dinner Party To Go Podcast for a while. There has been so much written about him and, as a fellow Chicagoan, his reputation locally - for better or worse - is larger than life. I prepared myself for a potentially abrasive encounter as I have read that he can be a tricky personality. Show More Summary

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