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Joel Epstein | Posted 07.13.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I'm home again, for a few minutes at least. Hey, cut me some slack; have you ever heard of snow and ice? It's summer and to fully appreciate the pla...

Dominick Cleans Up Cicero Legal Woes, Creates Business Boom

David Ormsby | Posted 05.06.2015 | Chicago
David Ormsby

During the reign of incumbent Town President Larry Dominick, the notorious Cook County suburb has shed much the inefficient bureaucratic bloat that at times made the town ungovernable and ripe for corruption.

Rep. Hank Johnson: It's Not Just About Bibi Dissing Our Black President

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

I had the opportunity to interact at some length with Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson not so long ago. I'm going to hazard a guess that at some point in his life, Rep. Hank Johnson had the opportunity to study Cicero.

Deepak Chopra, Winnie the Pooh, and JFK

David Sable | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
David Sable

The honest truth is that much like many -- for me -- "Thank you" has become a standard mumble -- much like "Have a good day" or any of the other sign-off phrases people add to their automatic signature in digital media.

You Won't Believe These 5 Weird Laws in Illinois!

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.02.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

It seems that Illinoisans have some pretty specific ideas about what they do not want happening in their hometowns. Check out this list of the weirdest laws in Illinois.

The Romans, Just Wars and Exceptionalism

Shadi Bartsch | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Shadi Bartsch

American citizens concerned about our military policy abroad might find an interesting mirror in ancient Rome. The Romans were pretty sure they were the good guys

Where Are Illinois' "Super Zips"?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Zip codes with very high median incomes and large percentages of college graduates are considered "Super Zips." Illinois has a handful. Do you live in...

The Forgotten History of Social News

Tom Standage | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Tom Standage

We tend to think of the emergence of social news platforms, such as Reddit or the Huffington Post, as historically unprecedented. But in many ways they represent the revival of a long traditional that dates back to the Roman era.

How To Remember Literally Everything

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living

"Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things," the Roman philosopher and statesman, Cicero once wrote. And though it was important at the time o...

Prelude to Independence

William E. White | Posted 08.25.2013 | Impact
William E. White

Can we -- Americans of the twenty-first century -- secure those Enlightenment ideals of self-government for ourselves? It is fitting that we pause now, during this "Prelude to Independence," and rededicate ourselves to this nation's humanities heritage.

Dear Kids: Here's Why You And I Are History

Bob Brody | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Bob Brody

Five years ago, I made a New Year's resolution to do something I had long intended to do -- write a family history, deeply personal, for our children, Michael and Caroline, then 24 and 19.

What's at Stake in the Cicero Election

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Electoral hijinks in Cicero are drawing plenty of attention, but few people are talking about the election's larger significance.

Illinois Millennials Must Help Restore State's Civic Health

Shawn Healy | Posted 04.29.2013 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

It's time for Illinois Millennials to reclaim our democracy. With today's primaries and general local elections pending in April, our youngest citizens are presented with another opportunity to restore the balance between elected officials and the governed.

Cicero And The State Of The Union

Joseph Loconte, Ph.D. | Posted 04.14.2013 | Religion
Joseph Loconte, Ph.D.

Regardless of President Obama's bromides and happy assurances to the contrary, the State of the Union is not strong. The steady decline of this great republic is a real possibility. "We must somehow defend ourselves, as if we were arraigned on a capital charge," Cicero said.

Home Burglar Caught After Taking A PIcture Of Himself On Stolen Laptop

Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago

A Berwyn, Illinois man who allegedly took a photograph of himself on a laptop he stole and then later sold was arrested Wednesday. Dominick Harvey,...

Shirtless Man With Samurai Sword Arrested On Indiana Highway

Posted 11.06.2011 | Chicago

A Cicero man is being held in an Indiana jail after authorities found him marching shirtless down Interstate 65 wielding a 35-inch samurai sword Sunda...

Recognize This Man? Cocky Thief Photographs Himself On Stolen Laptop, Then Sells It

Posted 10.31.2011 | Chicago

A laptop stolen from a Riverside home resurfaced at a Cicero electronics store--along with a hint at the thief's identity saved to the hard drive. ...

Cicero Spent $120,000 At Chicago Hot Dog Stand

Posted 10.29.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Sun-Times has been keeping tabs on how Cicero town president Larry Dominick runs things in the Chicago suburb--and each investigation seem...

Betty Loren-Maltese's Cicero Home Up For Auction

Posted 09.24.2011 | Chicago

The single-story, brick home once owned by Cicero's former town president Betty Loren-Maltese is set to go on the auction block at noon on Thursday an...

Cicero President Admits To Hiring More Than 20 Family Members

Posted 09.07.2011 | Chicago

If there's a city that's more known for government corruption and nepotism than Chicago, it's nearby Cicero, Illinois. In the Prohibition Era, Al Capo...

Lawsuit: Cicero Town President Used Vicious Racial Slurs Targeting Latinos

Posted 09.04.2011 | Chicago

Merced Rojas, once a handyman on the payroll of the town of Cicero, Illinois, is suing the town's president Larry Dominick for illegally firing him fr...

Poetry: Lorem Ipsum

Hannah Stephenson | Posted 08.20.2011 | Arts
Hannah Stephenson

image courtesy of Glenn Fischer Lorem Ipsum To see design more clearly, sprinkle tormented gibberish across the page, flouring a counter top so d...

Suburban School Board President Has Ties To Organized Crime

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 06.11.2011 | Chicago

A local school board president in Cicero has ties to a notorious large-scale drug dealer as well as a ranking member of a motorcycle gang who is a tru...

The War Against the Republic: The Battle Of Madison

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The election in Wisconsin is the latest example of a corrupted two-party system where neither party adequately represents the majority's will. One tramples on it, using lies and fear, and the other offers only the weakest defense.

Police: Salon Owner Kidnapped By Jealous Client

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Cicero beauty salon owner who discussed her wealth in front of customers was kidnapped by a jealous client, police say. Blanca Solis, 38, alleged...