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Matthew Dietrich

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Illinois' Gubernatorial Candidates in Their Own Words

Matthew Dietrich | October 1, 2014 | Chicago
Illinois voters have a difficult choice to make in less than five weeks: Who will become the next governor? Reboot Illinois teamed up with the Better Government Association to ask the three gubernatorial candidates -- Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn, Republican Bruce Rauner and Libertarian Chad Grimm -- their thoughts...
Kyra Cavanaugh

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A Week Without an Inbox

Kyra Cavanaugh | October 1, 2014 | Business
The email ban included not only emails amongst ourselves but also with clients. We set up auto-responders to let people know we weren't checking email and encouraged them to call us instead.
Reboot Illinois

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Illinois? Test Your Knowledge Here

Reboot Illinois | October 1, 2014 | Chicago
You probably know which presidents are from Illinois, where the capitol is located and which great lake forms our eastern border. But how much do you really know about the Land of Lincoln? Can you name the state bird or how many counties are in the state?
Matthew Dietrich

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Illinoisans Have Been Trying to Reform the Pension System for Almost 100 Years

Matthew Dietrich | September 30, 2014 | Chicago
The condition of Illinois' failing public pension systems has been topic No. 1 in state government for the last five years. Chief Legal Counsel to Illinois Senate President John Cullertain Eric Madiar recently discovered that Illinois officials, legislators and citizens have been trying to reform the state's pension system for...
Reboot Illinois

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5 Illinois Cities With Some of the Highest and Lowest Unemployment in the State

Reboot Illinois | September 30, 2014 | Chicago
In Illinois, each metro area had unemployment rates drop for the fifth month in a row.
Roger Wright

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Wrigley Field Under the Scalpel

Roger Wright | September 30, 2014 | Chicago
Is the Wrigley Field makeover a good thing or a bad thing? I don't know. Could go either way. Depends on what it looks like when it's done. But even more then what it looks like, it depends on whether that family cares more about practicing stewardship or quarterly returns.
Rob Greenfield

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The Food Waste Fiasco: You Have to See It to Believe it

Rob Greenfield | September 30, 2014 | Green
I'm not just dining from the dumpster to meet my needs though. I'm doing this to inspire America to stop throwing away food.
Matthew Dietrich

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Does Rauner have his facts right?

Matthew Dietrich | September 29, 2014 | Chicago
With the November election now just five weeks away, both candidates for Illinois governor are campaigning at full-speed ahead. But Rich Miller of Capitol Fax says Republican Bruce Rauner should check his facts before making claims about his Democratic opponent Gov. Pat Quinn. From Miller: Just a quick...
Lonna Saunders

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How to Get Away with Murder, Where Race Doesn't Matter

Lonna Saunders | September 29, 2014 | Chicago
For in creator Shonda Rhimes' ABC Network Thursday night three-show slate of Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder, race doesn't matter.
Dan Rather

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Derek Jeter, and Our Own Mortality

Dan Rather | September 29, 2014 | Sports
What must this past season have been like for a man with still so much life before him, hearing all those eulogies to his youth? "Ballplayer" is the only identity Jeter has ever known, and now, at an age when many are only getting started, he will have to redefine his life.
Jordan Schultz

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Brady Hoke Needs To Be Fired From Michigan, But Maybe Not For The Reason You Think

Jordan Schultz | September 29, 2014 | Sports
Michigan quarterback Shane Morris took a brutal hit during a game this weekend. That should have been the end of the story.
Reboot Illinois

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Best Graduate Schools in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | September 29, 2014 | Chicago
U.S. News and World Report's 2015 higher education rankings included lists for graduate programs in six different categories: business schools, education schools, engineering schools, law schools and medical schools in both research and primary care.
Doug Ibendahl

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Rauner Still Silent on Ohio Racketeering Lawsuit

Doug Ibendahl | September 27, 2014 | Politics
Fallout from Illinois GOP gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner's private equity firm's ownership and operation of Trans Healthcare, Inc., a nationwide nursing home chain, continues to dog the challenger's campaign.
Reboot Illinois

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7 of Illinois' Healthiest and Least Healthy Counties

Reboot Illinois | September 26, 2014 | Chicago
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program has released 2014 national health rankings. Some counties in Illinois are on the right track health-wise, but some have room for improvement.
Elysabeth Alfano

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Tea and Conversation with Smashing Pumpkins Frontman, Billy Corgan

Elysabeth Alfano | September 26, 2014 | Chicago
Contrary to most things that I have read or seen, the Billy Corgan I encountered on September 17th was warm, personable, and very thoughtful. It was clear he had spent a lot of time thinking about counter-culture and its mass expectation biases on established art and celebrities.
Christopher Thangaraj

That's Just Not Fair

Christopher Thangaraj | September 26, 2014 | Parents
etween both our sons' adoptions, I can't count the number of times we uttered, "Well, that's just not fair." Such as when a birth mom chooses the heterosexual couple that just finished their application after your two-year wait.
Thrillist

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The 33 Best Pizza Shops in America

Thrillist | September 26, 2014 | Taste
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Pull up a chair, put a napkin in your shirt, and enjoy this mozzarella.
Matthew Dietrich

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Illinois election attack ads: Which parts are true?

Matthew Dietrich | September 26, 2014 | Chicago
The Illinois gubernatorial election is well under way, and both candidates are putting their best arguments forward. But sometimes their best arguments for their own elections are really arguments against their opponents' election. Attack ads from Republican Bruce Rauner and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn have flooded the television airways....
Justin Barbin

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Green Tie Ball XXIII (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | September 26, 2014 | Chicago
One of Chicago's most celebrated charity events, Green Tie Ball, returned last week with a glamorous theme, 'The Great Green Gatsby,' honoring the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald story.
Ben Jealous

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Community Policing: The Importance of Trust

Ben Jealous | September 26, 2014 | Black Voices
In Ferguson, Former Chief Brooks sees an opportunity for an effective community-policing program to emerge from the chaos and violence of the past few weeks. "Now, there is a chance for police and the community to hear each other," she said.
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