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13 Illinois Private Schools That Could Cost You an Arm and a Leg

In 2013, Illinois public schools spent an average of $11,842 per student in total expenses ($7,000 if measured strictly for classroom expenses), according to the Illinois State Board of Education's State Report Card. That cost is spread...Show More Summary

WATCH: He's Related To Obama, Clinton And Einstein.. Here's How To Know If You Are Too

Could you be cousins with Barack Obama? What about Gwyneth Paltrow or Albert Einstein? It's entirely possible. Find out why we're all more connected than you might think. We want to know what you think. Join the discussion by posting a comment below or tweeting #TEDWeekends. Show More Summary

Teacher Time

Every profession measures time differently. Doctors and lawyers measure time in hours or vague lumps. Teachers measure time in minutes, even seconds. If a doctor (or his office) tell you that something is going to happen "at nine o'clock," that means sometime between 9:30 and noon. Show More Summary

The Most Expensive 'Hoods for Renters: Chicago Edition

The Windy City is one of the more affordable major metropolitan markets compared to San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., with median rent less than half than the citywide median rent in San Francisco. While...Show More Summary

Poll finds Durbin, White ahead in 2014 races

A new Reboot Illinois/We Ask America poll shows U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin maintaining the 15-point lead he registered in a previous survey over his Republican challenger, state Sen. Jim Oberweis.Out of all respondents, 53.11 percent said...Show More Summary

The Day I Brought A Mouse To The Office And Fell In Love With HuffPost

My apartment had a mouse infestation when my HuffPost internship began in 2010. Today is my last day with the company, and I find myself thinking about one mouse from that time in particular.  On one of my first days in the old intern office, I was filing a story on Michael Vick's pit bulls when my bag shuffled an inch across the desk. Show More Summary

Raising the Dead in Chicago

I prayed with the family of 11-year-old Shemiya Adams who was killed by a stray bullet at a children's sleepover. I spoke at the funeral of Jasmine Curry -- a 24-year-old pregnant mother of five who was shot and killed on the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago. Show More Summary

Poll results show Rauner's lead over Quinn growing

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner holds a 14-point lead over Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn in a new Reboot Illinois/We Ask America poll. The new poll was conducted July 28, after the candidates shared their proposed plans to balance the state's budget. Show More Summary

Absence Makes the Dance Grow Stronger

Michael Estanich and Lucy Vurusic-Riner Mutual respect. These are two words that form the cornerstone of any healthy long-term relationship -- personal or professional. Even so, it's often hard to check the ol' ego at the door for the greater good of the partnership. Show More Summary

Climate Change Lawsuits Could Again Haunt Illinois Cities

Farmers Insurance may have withdrawn its recent climate change lawsuit against 98 local Illinois governments, but anxiety over future suits is simmering among Chicago-are communities. Cook County local government attorney Michael Del...Show More Summary

Women who made their mark on Illinois government

Even though the residents of Illinois are 49 percent male and 51 percent female, the legislative body that represents Illinoisans, the General Assembly, is 31.6 percent women and 68.4 percent male. The means Illinois has the seventh-most...Show More Summary

Declining Diversity in Higher Education

The numbers say it all. Diversity is declining in higher education across the United States. I do not mean there are declining numbers of women. Nor do I mean there are declining numbers of African-Americans or Blacks, Asian-Americans or Hispanics. Show More Summary

Chicago's Top Chefs at the Screening of The Hundred-Foot Journey

"Food is memories," states characters Hassan, played by Manish Dayal, and Marguerite, played by Charlotte Le Bon, early in the new romantic foodie movie, The Hundred-Foot Journey. We all intrinsically know that food is memories - just...Show More Summary

Six of the Coolest Illinois Roadside Attractions

Summer is the perfect time to go on a road trip in Illinois, which is home to many parks, historical sites, and for those who are brave enough, creepy roads. Illinois not only has cool destinations, but also some awesome roadside attractions. Show More Summary

This Is Your Brain on Legal Drugs: Let's End the Drug War With a Minimum of Casualties by Following the Science

Human beings sometimes have a troubling inability to hold two thoughts in mind at the same time. This is true not only when the two thoughts contradict each other but even when they simply appear to be in conflict with each other but actually aren't. Show More Summary

How Finding My Father's iPhone Helped Me Mourn His Death

I recently flew down to the Virgin Islands to bury my father. As I was sifting through his very few belongings in the tiny room he had been inhabiting for the last 25 years, I found an old iPhone. It was like opening a treasure chest filled with digital artifacts -- emails, photos, apps, music. Show More Summary

The Truth Behind My Travel Photos

Over the past year, I went tango dancing in Buenos Aires, wine-tasting in Santiago, caving in Easter Island, waterfall chasing in Japan, rickshaw riding through Delhi, clubbing in Uruguay, ice climbing in Patagonia, bushwalking along...Show More Summary

$15: The New Eight-Hour Day

When 200 New York City fast-food workers walked off their jobs in November 2012, their demand of $15 an hour seemed like a fantasy. But over the weekend, as more than 1,000 fast-food workers from 50 cities gathered in Chicago for the...Show More Summary

Goodman Theatre's Brigadoon Offers a Delightful Romp in the Heather

"Isn't Brigadoon the one with the leprechauns?" No, that's "Finnian's Rainbow," clarified my theatre companion as we walked into Goodman's suprisingly delightful new production of the Scottish-based Lerner and Loewe tuner. Brigadoon is a show that I'd firmly dismissed. Show More Summary

RIP, Anita Moore-Hubbard

I made these comments during a memorial service for Anita Moore-Hubbard, who died on July 12. Good evening. My name is Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, and I had the privilege to know Ms. Anita through Sonja for close to a decade. I'm honoredShow More Summary

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