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H. A. Goodman

Which View of Christianity Does the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling Defend? What About Sharia Law?

H. A. Goodman | July 28, 2014 | Politics
Until God comes down from heaven to advise the Supreme Court on which religious interpretations are truly expressed correctly, it's best to keep "religious expression" away from laws affecting the lives of all Americans.
Robert Creamer


Walgreens May Face Consumer, Political Backlash if it Elects to Become a 'Corporate Deserter'

Robert Creamer | July 27, 2014 | Politics
Within the next several weeks Illinois-based Walgreens drug store chain is set to decide if it will become what President Obama referred to last week as a "corporate deserter" by tearing up its U.S. Citizenship in order to cut its corporate taxes.
Lindsey Best

Pitchfork Music Festival: Up Close (PHOTOS)

Lindsey Best | July 26, 2014 | Entertainment
Pitchfork Music Festival takes place in Chicago every summer and is known for having an array of musical guests. Here is a look at some of these performances close up.
Hilary Gowins

Three Cities Show How Food Trucks Live and Die on Political Whim

Hilary Gowins | July 26, 2014 | Politics
If you care about people having access to good, reasonably priced food, and the ability to open and operate a safe, responsible and successful business, the food-truck fight happening across the country should matter to you.
Doug Ibendahl


Internal Memo Exposes Holes In Bruce Rauner's Nursing Home Narrative

Doug Ibendahl | July 25, 2014 | Politics
We still have no idea how much cash Rauner might have personally harvested from the nursing-home business before things went belly-up. But one thing is certain: Bruce Rauner owes the people of Illinois some honest answers for a change.
David Ormsby


New Illinois Taxi Industry PAC Flexes Muscle in Uber Battle

David Ormsby | July 25, 2014 | Chicago
The taxi industry feels secure that it can hold its veto-proof majority in the event that Governor Pat Quinn vetoes in the coming days or weeks legislation, HB 4075, that regulates rideshare firms.
Peter Dreier


America's Classist Education System

Peter Dreier | July 25, 2014 | Politics
America's education system is unequal and unfair. All parents want what is best for their children, but some parents -- and states and school districts -- have greater means to provide them with educational resources.


The 33 Best Burgers in the Country

Thrillist | July 25, 2014 | Taste
Be a friend and pass me the ketchup.
Reboot Illinois


Seven Illinois Inventions You Don't Want to Live Without

Reboot Illinois | July 25, 2014 | Chicago
Illinois might not have the best business climate these days, but in the past, the state was a breeding ground for groundbreaking inventions and innovation.
Matthew Dietrich


Illinois home foreclosures among the highest in the nation

Matthew Dietrich | July 25, 2014 | Chicago
Homes in Illinois were foreclosed on at double the national rate in June, a study from RealtyTrac found. The country's foreclosures were down in June from May (and are the lowest they've been in nearly a year), but in Illinois, the rate went up and was the third-highest...
J. Mijin Cha


We Are Not White

J. Mijin Cha | July 25, 2014 | Politics
Politically speaking, the high level of social acceptance and privilege that comes with being Asian-American is ultimately dangerous because it sets up a false notion of who we really are. For starters, we are not white.


WATCH: He Was Shot 3 Times And He Killed Someone At 19. Who He Is Today Will Amaze You

TEDTalks | July 25, 2014 | TED Weekends
Is it possible to forgive a murderer? What if that murderer is you? This former drug dealer and convicted murderer was in solitary confinement when he had the awakening that would change his life forever.
Erin Havel


The Beauty of Chicago

Erin Havel | July 25, 2014 | Chicago
I stumbled across this beautiful time-lapse video of the city of Chicago. A freelance photographer named Max Wilson took the shots over a two year period using his Cannon camera/lenses and Emotimo equipment.
Michael Shaw


Reading the Pictures: On the Brilliant Michelle Obama Brown vs Board of Education Site Visit Photo

Michael Shaw | July 25, 2014 | Politics
If you aren't completely transfixed by photos from Gaza, Ukraine, Iraq or the border right now, you might have come across this. Simply put, it's the best visual to come out of the administration in months, maybe longer.
Dr. Peggy Drexler


Are Workplace Bullies Rewarded for Their Behavior?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | July 25, 2014 | Business
Bullying behavior (especially if such behavior seems to be rewarded) can encourage non-bullies, or victims, to take up abusive behavior themselves. In this way, the act of bullying by one individual can impact an entire company by fostering behavior that trickles down the entire organizational ladder.
Jeff Pollack


Live & Dangerous: Lollapalooza 2014

Jeff Pollack | July 24, 2014 | Arts
In addition to always hosting some of the biggest artists out there, the festival is famous as a launching pad for the careers of some of today's most popular acts. Here are 3 emerging acts from a variety of genres that we think will stand out at Lolla this year.
Matthew Dietrich


A Property Tax Freeze in Illinois? At Least One State Rep. Thinks It's a Good Idea

Matthew Dietrich | July 24, 2014 | Chicago
Illinois State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) says he thinks property taxes should freeze all across Illinois in an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune. The state has the second-highest property taxes in the country, after New Jersey, and they might get higher for residents of the state's biggest...
Reboot Illinois


50 Highest-grossing Chicago Movies

Reboot Illinois | July 24, 2014 | Chicago
Not only are movies filmed in Illinois entertaining, they also boost the economy. To satisfy your movie cravings, we found the 100 highest-grossing movies filmed in the Chicago area, according to IMDb.
John Thompson


Why Neo-Plessyism Failed to Improve Chicago Schools

John Thompson | July 24, 2014 | Education
Reformers care about kids trapped in the most challenging schools. They just didn't care enough about the complexity of the task they volunteered to take over.


Hot Diggity Dog! Here Are America's Craziest Wieners

Roadtrippers | July 24, 2014 | Taste
Feeling hungry? In honor of the holiday, take a bite outta one of our country's craziest, most delicious dogs!
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