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Elected GOP Officials Say Good-Bye to Their Party

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.10.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

With Colorado Trump campaign manager Patrick Davis  relying on the "robust operations" of the Colorado Republican party, it's particularly newsworthy...

A Dynamic and Deepening Crisis That Demands Our Attention

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 09.26.2016 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

Combatting homelessness is not for the faint of heart. Significant progress can be made with real and thoughtful partnerships in the government, business and philanthropic sectors. Our success will depend on our collective commitment to solving what is an undeniable and deepening crisis.

Illinois Counties With the Most Registered Sex Offenders

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.21.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

According to, there are 21.63 registered sex offenders for every 10,000 people in Illinois. Based on Illinois' population, that is nearly 28,000 registered sex offenders in the state.

42 Illinois Counties Made the Poverty Watch List by the Social Impact Research Center

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.15.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois' poverty rate is the highest it's been in about 55 years, says a new study by the Social Impact Research Center. It's been on a steady rise for the last fifteen years, with 14.7 percent of Illinoisans now living at or below the poverty line as defined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

6 Illinois Counties With Some of the Highest Sales Tax

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.24.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

On top of the regular cost of buying everyday things, most Illinoisans also have to pay three different sales taxes on top of the price of goods. That's right, three.

What Communities Are More Likely to Embrace Corporal Punishment? Let's Look at the Data

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 01.24.2015 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

On September 21, 2014, we sent a public records request to the Louisiana Department of Education, requesting the number of school corporal punishment incidents for the 2011-2014 school years. On October 29, 2014, we received the data. It was revealing.

5 Illinois Counties That Go to Bed the Earliest

Reboot Illinois | Posted 12.24.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The state as a whole does not go to sleep particularly late or early. In general, people on the East Coast tended to go to bed later, and people on the West Coast tended to go bed earlier.

7 of Illinois' Healthiest and Least Healthy Counties

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.26.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

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.

What Could Be Coming To NBC This Fall

Garrett Greer | Posted 04.03.2012 | TV
Garrett Greer

NBC has some pretty strong pilots. Whichever shows wind up getting the series pickup, there is solace in knowing that their slate this year is significantly stronger than last year's candidates were.

Children's Families Receive Fine For Operating Illegal Lemon Stand Near U.S. Open

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

This post has been updated. Even for kids selling lemonade near the US Open golf tournament in Maryland, it's hard to make a buck these days. ...

Where Tea Partiers Live

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

PBS's NewsHour and the Christian Science Monitor have created an interactive map showing the geographic distribution of self-identified Tea Partiers. It reveals some interesting truths about the movement -- and the GOP's future.

City/County Managers: More than Technocrats

Ron Carlee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ron Carlee

In response to my last posting on the council-manager form of local government, one person expressed concern about "corporatizing" government. Another...

So to Speak: Sue Me California!

Don Ringe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Ringe