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Guys, Gwyneth Paltrow Is in on the Joke

Is there a more convenient proverbial punching bag than Gwyneth Paltrow? Paltrow has achieved more success in more fields than most of us could conjure in even our wildest dreams. She's an Oscar winner. She's at the helm of Goop, initially just a newsletter and now a successful and growing lifestyle brand. Show More Summary

The Supreme Court Must Uphold the President's Lawful Immigration Actions

All across this country undocumented immigrants are living in fear of seeing their families torn apart because of our broken immigration system. Many of those immigrants are children who were brought here at a young age through no fault of their own. Show More Summary

Gov. Rauner's demolition politics are hurting Illinois

Governor Bruce Rauner's refusal to compromise and agree to a state budget is tearing at the fabric of our state's human service and higher education infrastructure. Families, children, students and seniors are suffering. They're collateral...Show More Summary

Confusion for Students, Counselors as MAP Grants in Limbo for Second Straight Year

This is the time of year when high school seniors finalize their plans for college, including budgeting for the year to come. The Illinois budget impasse has made this year an especially challenging one for high school seniors on two fronts. Show More Summary

A Gourmet Guide to 420 in Chicago

Last week I received an email from a friend detailing the Trenchermen's upcoming burger specials. The one that immediately made my mouth water was their 420 burger. I figured that if a classy/foodie place like TM was serving up stoner...Show More Summary

Creating Resilient Communities

"Conflict happens in isolation." Wow, that's it. A sense of awareness ignited as I listened to Kristin Famula, president of the National Peace Academy, make this seldom-acknowledged observation. When we feel wronged, violated, disrespected,...Show More Summary

Springtime in Chicago Bucket List

Spring is finally here in Chicago, and while I'm still waiting for it to keep warming up a bit more so I can pack away my coats, I am thrilled to say goodbye to winter. Luckily the move is coinciding with spring and we will be able to...Show More Summary

Closing the Gender Pay Gap

Today we recognize Equal Pay Day, a day that symbolically represents when a woman's wage finally catches up to what a man was paid in the previous year. Despite often being equally qualified, a man's pay outpaces a woman's by 79 cents for every dollar. Show More Summary

A More Perfect Union: Connect the dots of race and intelligence

I recently watched a video of a young Barack Obama dating back to 1995, giving a lecture at a Cambridge Public Library, about his newly published memoir, "Dreams from My Father." In the book, Obama recounted a time when his maternal grandmother, a White woman, was having a disagreement with his grandfather. Show More Summary

Survival 101: Thou Shalt Not Snitch

Snitching can get you killed. That much I understood growing up in the 'hood. In kindergarten, I was taught not be a tattletale. But to tell on bad guys, on the criminally minded, especially those who breathe bloody murder, is a more serious matter than being a little, tattling toddler. Show More Summary

Rauner Wants Dems, GOP Working Together 24/7 To End Illinois Budget Crisis

By Gov. Bruce Rauner Gov. Bruce Rauner meets with legislative leaders to discuss the state budget on Dec. 2, 2015. It was the first meeting involving all five in six months. This week marks the first time in more than a month that both the House and the Senate will be in Springfield for legislative session. Show More Summary

Director Atom Egoyan on his Film, Remember, and Working with Christopher Plummer

Academy Award nominated director, Atom Egoyan, joined me for the the most recent episode of The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano. His film, Remember, is out this Friday nationally. Over some incredible dishes from Armenian-influenced...Show More Summary

Lisa Madigan Could Hold The Key To Unlocking The Budget Impasse

The main reason the Illinois budget impasse has endured into its 10th month is an appellate court decision from last July that said all state employees could be paid even without a budget authorizing their paychecks. At the time, Comptroller...Show More Summary

Chicago-Based Artists and Musicians Work Together to Benefit Mental Health Resources

On April 28th, Chicago's artists, musicians, and businesses are coming together for one event at Restock Shop in Wicker Park to benefit mental health resources in underfunded neighborhoods. If you live in Chicago - or you've heard anything about us on the news - you know that not all of our neighborhoods have the same level of funding. Show More Summary

Larenz Tate's 7 Secrets about 'Game of Silence'

Native Chicagoan Larenz Tate came home recently to promote the gritty new NBC series, Game of Silence. Tate, flanked by his brothers, actors LaRon and Lahmard, met fans at a free event at Xfinity and later hosted a table of journalists. In...Show More Summary

Top 25 Biggest Pensioners in the State Universities Retirement System

Taxpayers United of America recently released a new analysis of the State Universities Retirement System -- the second-largest of the five Illinois pension funds. The Chicago-based organization, which advocates for tax relief and pension reform, routinely publishes lists highlighting the state's biggest pensioners. Show More Summary

Everything is Falling into the Right Place for Speaker Madigan

Cartoon by Scott Stantis Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek Everyone's fallen right into their roles. I wonder if House Speaker Mike Madigan ever marvels at how it's all worked out so perfectly. Back in 2012, when Gov. Bruce...Show More Summary

Report: Chicago is Losing More Millionaires Than Any Other U.S. City

More millionaires left Chicago last year than any other city in the nation, according to a report by New World Wealth. The research firm found Chicago had a net loss of nearly 3,000 millionaires, or individuals with at least $1 million...Show More Summary

'Mosque Alert' in Chicago

Chicago is host to an experience that invites the audience into situations that are not casually available all at once, if ever: the living room of a Muslim imam and his wife, a chilling townhall meeting, a passionate exchange between Muslim millennials, a mainstream Midwest suburban household conflicted by sympathies and ambitions. Show More Summary

Fast Facts: Illinois' 5 Pension Funds By The Numbers

Since 1996, Illinois has appropriated $67.3 billion to the state's five retirement systems, according to the General Assembly's Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability. The Teachers' Retirement System has received nearly...Show More Summary

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