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Tio Hardiman

The Execution of Walter Scott

Tio Hardiman | April 19, 2015 | Chicago
What needs to happen in the United States before law enforcement officials tell the truth in regards to their training and policies in the area of policing in the African American community?
SmartAsset.com

The Most Fitness-Friendly Cities in America

SmartAsset.com | April 18, 2015 | Healthy Living
To find the best places to get in shape we collected data on over 360 of the largest metropolitan areas in the country. Specifically, we looked at three separate categories of data that affect fitness.
K. Sujata

ERA? Not Merely Symbolic

K. Sujata | April 17, 2015 | Politics
As of 2012, over seventy percent of women are employed outside the home. These women are supporting themselves and their families, and importantly for us all, keeping the American dream alive for our nation.
Steven Raichlen

Injecting Your Meat with Flavor

Steven Raichlen | April 17, 2015 | Taste
As many barbecue pros know, injecting is the most efficient way to add flavor and moisture to smoked, barbecued, or grilled food. Think of injecting as marinating from the inside out.
Donna Solomon, DVM

Ten Lessons I Hope Every Pet Owner Learned from the Chicago Canine Influenza Outbreak

Donna Solomon, DVM | April 17, 2015 | Chicago
Hands down, this was the worst infectious outbreak in my 29-year veterinary career. I want to congratulate the Chicago pet owners for listening to our professional advice and being so proactive with their pet's health.
Robert Koehler

Should the Police Be Armed?

Robert Koehler | April 16, 2015 | Crime
The cellphone video "reality footage" just doesn't stop. Black men are shot, killed, handcuffed. The shortcomings of their prematurely terminated lives soon become public knowledge, vaguely justifying the shocking wrongness of the officer's action -- always poisoning the grief.
Elysabeth Alfano

Chef Homaro Cantu: Creative Genius and Giver of Gifts

Elysabeth Alfano | April 16, 2015 | Chicago
I don't even know if The Dinner Party would have come so far so fast if Chef Cantu hadn't been the first chef on the show, jump-starting it into high gear by granting it his creative and culinary stamp of approval.
Reboot Illinois

Illinois Tax Policies Can Be Rather Taxing

Reboot Illinois | April 17, 2015 | Chicago
April doesn't just bring showers for May flowers. For accountants, this time of year is busier than Christmas as they help folks rush out their tax returns to the IRS.
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois Gov. Rauner's Budget Cuts and Corporate Tax Breaks Are Confusing to Some

Matthew Dietrich | April 16, 2015 | Chicago
At a hearing before the Senate's two appropriations committees Tuesday at the Capitol to discuss the cuts, all sides vented their frustrations.
Thrillist

The 10 Most Beautiful Neighborhoods In America, Ranked

Thrillist | April 17, 2015 | HuffPost Home
To that end, we've combed our great nation from coast to coast and ranked 10 'hoods whose curbside appeal is undeniable. From East Coast historic districts to West Coast sea cliffs, these are the most beautiful neighborhoods in America.
Yannet Lathrop

Twice the Burden: Low-Wage Employers Cost Taxpayers Billions in Public Assistance and Lost Tax Revenue

Yannet Lathrop | April 15, 2015 | Business
On Tax Day, while working Americans contribute their part to keeping the country running, many companies that pay low-wages will exploit a loophole in the tax code that that allowed them to write off taxes on over $66 billion in executive compensation pay between 2007 and 2010.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Hardworking Americans Deserve Fair Wages and Full Benefits

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | April 15, 2015 | Politics
Food service workers, home care workers, farm workers and other low-wage workers log long hours. They come home tired after providing services and producing goods that make our country stronger. They deserve fair treatment from employers and they a voice in collective bargaining.
Elysabeth Alfano

Egypt: There Is No Time Like the Present

Elysabeth Alfano | April 15, 2015 | Travel
This past October, amidst fear-based cries from all sides as to why I shouldn't, I left for Egypt for 10 days with one of my favorite travel partners. What I didn't expect, or even consider before leaving, was the Egyptian people themselves.
Reboot Illinois

Six of the Best Illinois Bars Outside of Chicago

Reboot Illinois | April 15, 2015 | Chicago
While Chicago might have the most famous bars of any other town in Illinois, other cities around the state have their fair share of watering holes, neighborhood joints and dive spots. Here are six great Illinois bars outside of Chicago, as compiled by Thrillist and accompanied by reviews from Yelp.
Robert Bullen

A Transcendent Carousel at Lyric Opera

Robert Bullen | April 15, 2015 | Chicago
Not only is it exquisitely sung and masterfully acted by a cast of Broadway veterans, its hypnotic production design by Paolo Ventura elevates the dreamlike and otherworldly aspects of this heartbreaking love story.
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Return of the Vanishing Worker

Richard (RJ) Eskow | April 15, 2015 | Politics
The "fight for $15" matters -- because the lives of working people matter, and because the success of this effort will help strengthen the American economy for everyone. But the significance of April 15's action runs even deeper than that.
Reboot Illinois

12 Unsolved Murders in Illinois since 1974

Reboot Illinois | April 17, 2015 | Chicago
While it is the job of police in Illinois to solve crimes committed in the state, not every crime ends with an explanation and a conviction. The Illinois State Police has a list of 24 unsolved murders since September 1974, in hopes that it may lead to new information, tips or leads from the public.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

On Equal Pay Day, Let's Stand Up for Working Women, Families and Our Economy

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | April 14, 2015 | Politics
This Equal Pay Day it is time to take decisive action to close the wage gap that still exists between women and men. Why is Equal Pay Day marked every April? Because currently a woman has to work a year and three months into the next year just to earn what a man earns in one year.
Thrillist

The 16 U.S. Cities That Top Every Internet List For Being Awesome

Thrillist | April 16, 2015 | Travel
Nothing gets people talking city pride like a "best-of" Internet list.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Blackwater Security Guards Get Substantial Sentences for 2007 Shootings in Baghdad

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | April 14, 2015 | Politics
I remain as sure as ever that we must revisit our nation's policies involving private military contractors. This should serve as a lesson to all of us that relying on private military contractors who answer to a for-profit corporation instead of military commanders is an ill-advised protocol.
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