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Robert Koehler

Rewriting the Human Story

Robert Koehler | August 27, 2015 | Politics
Oh, sacred planet. The terror of climate crisis is a long time in the making. As I read about the mass mobilization forming around the upcoming U.N. climate change convention, which is likely to accomplish far too little, I feel a desperate impatience, a tearing at my soul.
Matthew Dietrich

Judge Says State of Illinois Could Be Held in Contempt of Court if Comptroller Doesn't Pay Social Service Providers

Matthew Dietrich | August 27, 2015 | Chicago
If Munger and the state can't figure out a way to pay those social service providers, some of them will have to stop providing help to Illinoisans who need it.
Sarah Pike

Moving to Chicago When You Don't Know a Soul

Sarah Pike | August 27, 2015 | Chicago
Even if you made the move on your own, it won't take long to make connections and get into the Chicago groove. To help ease the transition, here's a list of musts for every new Chicagoan.
Andrew Shapter

After Years of Hardship, Rock Band Achieves Dream Gig

Andrew Shapter | August 27, 2015 | Entertainment
When you read about bands that struggled before becoming successful, it's always inspiring. But with Strand of Oaks, that struggle is taken to a different level.
María Carla Sánchez

I Am an Anchor Baby

María Carla Sánchez | August 27, 2015 | Latino Voices
"No more anchor babies!" "We'll make the illegals build the wall!" "Repeal the 14th Amendment!" Whatever leads us to our next president, I fear there will be nothing inspirational, sublime, or hopeful about it. The hateful hounds are already loose, and they are very, very loud.
Abdul Malik Mujahid

Katrina: Where Faith and Interfaith Groups Picked Up as Federal Government Failed

Abdul Malik Mujahid | August 27, 2015 | Religion
The failure of the strongest government in the world was of historic proportions. But faith and interfaith communities made history. They were the first responders, if not the only help, for most people over the course of several weeks. After 10 years, their work with survivors continues.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

This Women's Equality Day the Fight for Equal Rights Continues

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | August 26, 2015 | Politics
We have come a long way. I am proud to be one of 100 women serving in Congress -- a historic number that we reached this year. However, we still have a long way to go to reach full equality for women.
Reboot Illinois

These 3 Illinois Neighborhoods Rank Among the Nation's Most Dangerous

Reboot Illinois | August 26, 2015 | Chicago
Some places in Illinois have earned a spot on a violent list yet again. Of the communities on this list, four can be found in Illinois. For many Americans in residential neighborhoods, violence and crime remain a concern.
Susan Henking

Is It Time for an Artisanal College Movement?

Susan Henking | August 26, 2015 | College
Imagine an association like the Brewer's Association -- let us call it the Artisanal College Association -- defining artisanal education. What would it be? What institutions might count?
Reboot Illinois

Immense Corn Production in 5 Illinois Counties

Reboot Illinois | August 26, 2015 | Chicago
Illinois takes pride in its corn production. This can be seen in the fact that sweet corn is even the state's official vegetable. (However, for the record, the Whole Grains Council and the Illinois Department of Agriculture label corn as...
Tio Hardiman

Salute Black Lives Matter

Tio Hardiman | August 25, 2015 | Chicago
The Black Lives Matter Movement is the 21st century version of the Black Panthers without the guns, but with thousands of people standing up for change. America will never be the same because people are bringing attention to this epidemic of police violence against African Americans.
Matthew Dietrich

Recapping Drama in Illinois: At the State Fair and With the Ashley Madison Hack

Matthew Dietrich | August 25, 2015 | Chicago
Six state government emails were found among the list of hacked accounts at the dating site Ashley Madison, which encourages married users to have affairs.

How It's Made: 11 Mind-Melting Factory Tours in the U.S.

CheapTickets | August 25, 2015 | Travel
See what goes into making jelly beans that taste like buttered popcorn, toasted marshmallow and A&W Root Beer, and discover why it takes up to 20 days to create a single bean.
Jay Mandle

To Save Black Lives, Take Money Out of Politics

Jay Mandle | August 26, 2015 | Politics
A recent analysis shows that the country's Black population is almost entirely unrepresented within the political donor class. Not a single Black person was listed as one of the top 200 political contributors, and only one was among the top 500 contributors.
Ellen Lawton

The Shared DNA of Health and Justice

Ellen Lawton | August 25, 2015 | Impact
We must remember that health does not exist in a vacuum separate from wealth, from the laws we write, from the systems we create to protect our citizens, or from the injustices that exist in each of these things.

Why Chicken Is the Hottest Dish in America Right Now

Zagat | August 24, 2015 | Taste
Fried chicken's feel-good sense of nostalgia is perhaps to blame for its rampant popularity. But that doesn't mean its preparations have to be limited to fast-food sandwiches.
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois State Fair: Deep-fried Politics

Matthew Dietrich | August 24, 2015 | Chicago
If you've had any trouble understanding why we've got gridlock in Springfield, a few minutes' worth of the rhetoric between the state's primary political combatants -- Gov. Bruce Rauner, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton -- should make things clear.
U.S. News Travel

6 of the Best Secret Beaches in the U.S.

U.S. News Travel | August 24, 2015 | Travel
If you're craving the warm sand beneath your toes and picture-perfect sunsets without hordes of other tourists by your side, visit one of these under-the-radar beach destinations, found everywhere from Virginia to Hawaii.
Reboot Illinois

6 Facts About Bullying in Illinois You Should Know

Reboot Illinois | August 25, 2015 | Healthy Living
Now that the school year has begun for many schools in Illinois, thousands of students will experience some form of bullying in school or on the internet. In fact, Illinois is one of the 10 worst states for bullying. It's estimated that U.S. schools harbor at least
Rich Hawkins

My Week Sunbathing in Terror-Torn Tunisia and How We Demonise Terror Victims

Rich Hawkins | August 26, 2015 | Media
Terrorism takes away innocent lives and destroys families, and no amount of writing can bring those things back. With that said, there is a group of victims we can help, and they are the too often ignored communities who fall victim by association.
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