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Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston

Rahm and His Aldermen Must Go for a New Chicago to Begin

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston | December 1, 2015 | Chicago
Let's cut to the chase: Laquan McDonald's shooting and video are the wake up call to all Chicagoans that we need a New Chicago. A new mayor and a new city council.
Reboot Illinois

16 Illinois Schools Bestowed 'Blue Ribbon' Award in 2015

Reboot Illinois | December 1, 2015 | Chicago
The Department's Blue Ribbon Schools program awards public and private elementary, middle and high schools for academic excellence and improvement in closing the gap between privileged and underprivileged students.
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois Lawmakers Who Crossed Rauner, Madigan Targeted in Primary Races

Matthew Dietrich | December 1, 2015 | Chicago
As of 5 p.m. Monday, the slate of candidates for the March 15 primaries is complete and the stage is set for the first elections in the Bruce Rauner era.
Matthew Dietrich

Business Groups Plea for Budget Solution in Letter to Rauner, Legislative Leaders

Matthew Dietrich | November 30, 2015 | Chicago
A coalition of business groups from the greater Chicago area this week sent a letter to Gov. Bruce Rauner and the four leaders of the Illinois General Assembly pleading with them to get a state budget passed and bring some stability back to the Illinois economy:
Reboot Illinois

Breaking Down Illinois' October Jobless Rates by City, County and Metro Area

Reboot Illinois | November 30, 2015 | Chicago
Unemployment rates fell in all but two metro areas in October, though half of them lost jobs over the year, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Illinois Department of Employment Security.
Donald Cohen

'We Will Not Have Another Parking Meter Deal in This City'

Donald Cohen | November 30, 2015 | Politics
When our leaders put short-term budget relief above the long-term public interest by handing over control of public services and assets to the private sector, too often the public foots the bill for too little in return.
Reboot Illinois

AG Lisa Madigan's Top Tips for a Safe Holiday Shopping Season

Reboot Illinois | November 27, 2015 | Chicago
From toy cars to youth all-terrain vehicles, the guide has detailed descriptions and pictures of every product you'll want to avoid while holiday shopping.
Robert Koehler

Claiming Power, Creating the Future

Robert Koehler | November 26, 2015 | Politics
Terrorism has grown exponentially, all thanks to our efforts, while the military-industrial politicians of America still call for more of the same, more bombs, more drone strikes, more killing of insurgents -- some force has to emerge that can seriously challenge the war consensus.
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

On Laquan McDonald, Wisps of Smoke and Slivers of Change

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | November 29, 2015 | Chicago
Slivers of change amidst substantial continuity illustrate the ongoing need to fight for a more just and open city whose streets far too often have been soaked with the blood of young black men, including one whose life literally went up in puffs of smoke.
Reboot Illinois

Top 20 Colleges In Illinois, As Ranked By The Economist

Reboot Illinois | November 25, 2015 | Chicago
The Economist has picked out its top colleges in the country for the first time ever- and the list of the best Illinois colleges may surprise you.
Rasheena Fountain

Have You Ever Heard Inner-City Chicago Children Cry?

Rasheena Fountain | November 25, 2015 | Black Voices
As a child, I often cried in unison with other young children on the Westside of Chicago. Have you ever heard Chicago children cry? No matter how or why, it is hard to justify the continuous cries with blame and criticisms of their ties to an ongoing plight that has lead to the demise of countless lives for way too much time.
Tio Hardiman

The Execution of Laquan McDonald

Tio Hardiman | November 25, 2015 | Chicago
Superintendent McCarthy and Mayor Emanuel viewed this tape before the judge ordered it to be released to the public. One would think that they would have fired this officer immediately, however no one acted at all. This officer was placed on desk duty. What does this tell you about police leadership in Chicago?
Matthew Dietrich

6 Answers to Illinois Credit Rating Questions

Matthew Dietrich | November 25, 2015 | Chicago
When Moody's Investors Service downgraded Illinois' credit rating in October, Illinois earned not only the distinction of having the lowest credit score of any state (it had had that for some time) but also became the first state to receive a rating below single-A. But what does that mean and how can Illinois get out of last place?
Will Reynolds

Will Rideshare Apps Change Springfield's Drunk Driving Culture?

Will Reynolds | November 25, 2015 | Chicago
It's true. Springfield has a drunk driving problem. The city was third in the state for DUI arrests in 2014. Although they make fewer arrests than Chicago police, the Springfield DUI arrest rate per officer is much higher.
Stan Chu Ilo

As Pope Francis Visits Africa

Stan Chu Ilo | November 24, 2015 | Chicago
Pope Francis begins his first visit to Africa this week. This visit is significant in many ways.
Matthew Dietrich

Who's To Blame For Busting Business In Illinois?

Matthew Dietrich | November 24, 2015 | Chicago
The following is an excerpt from an opinion written by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek: Governor Bruce Rauner, House Speaker Michael Madigan, Senate President John Cullerton, Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin: It's time for some plain truth-telling. You all are damaging our state, its...
Reboot Illinois

Top 25 School Districts in Illinois with Highest Projected Deficit, Surplus Spending

Reboot Illinois | November 24, 2015 | Chicago
With fewer state dollars being appropriated for K-12 education funding, deficit spending by Illinois school districts has risen sharply in recent years. In fiscal year 2014, school districts issued $356.5 million in new debt in their operating funds, an increase of $72 million from FY 2013, according to the Illinois...
Henry Henderson

Senator Kirk Bucks Party Line and Votes to Support Clean Power Plan

Henry Henderson | November 24, 2015 | Chicago
The war against clean energy and effective climate action may have several fewer soldiers manning the barricades to foil the public interest.
Robert Bullen

A Buoyant Merry Widow at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Robert Bullen | November 24, 2015 | Chicago
Ooh-la-la! As John Oliver mentioned in response to the recent attacks on France's capital, Paris will endure - largely due to its rich culture and passionate people. And the delightful comic operetta by Hungarian composer Franz Lehár, The Merry Widow, celebrates the very best of Paris. This...
Matthew Dietrich

Rauner Can't Close Border to Refugees, But He's Not Powerless

Matthew Dietrich | November 20, 2015 | Chicago
On Monday, Gov. Bruce Rauner joined a wave of American governors who announced their states would no longer accept Syrian refugees due to security concerns after the Paris terrorist attacks. On Wednesday, a family of five Syrian refugees started a new life in Chicago. The episode was a...
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