Illinois environmentalists are cheering the spectacular success of the movement to ban fracking in New York. The victory is justifiably spurring reflection on how it was done. What happened in New York that Illinois environmentalists can learn from?
2014 was always destined to be a big year for Illinois politics, what with the big money spent on the gubernatorial race and waiting to hear what was going on with the new pension reform law. But it turned out to be way more exciting than anyone expected.
Though Illinois' late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka won't serve the term she was elected to in November, her views could still make an impact on the o...
Illinois high school students will be heading back to class after their winter breaks very soon. According to City Described, students at 20 Illinois high schools will be making that return to a better environment than the rest of the state's students.
The new year has a lot in store for Illinois, with a new governor, the process of replacing late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka and the prospect of mor...
Google has released its list of the most-searched terms on its website for 2014, revealing exactly what people throughout the world, the U.S., Illinois and Chicago were most interested in learning more about this year.
Confession time: By the time Election Day 2014 arrived, I was numb to arguments for and against raising the Illinois minimum wage.
Gov. Pat Quinn has called for a special session Jan. 8 for a lame-duck vote on whether to have a special election in 2016 to elect a state comptroller. Scott Reeder, Executive Editor of the Illinois News Network, says lame-duck sessions present the worst opportunities for political shenanigans and should be done away with completely.
When the government commits to big tax breaks for select companies, politicians almost always fail to cut spending to make up for it. The extra burden just falls to smaller businesses with less income to spare.
Along with all its other merits, Illinois could be called a food destination. As home to some rave restaurants, the state has rightly earned its status as a place full of good eats.
It's not just basic finance, it's common sense: A large pool of money invested by professionals will yield far greater returns than small, separate accounts managed by individuals with no professional training in finance.
In addition to being a moving memoir, Under This Beautiful Dome is a reminder that we have to protect ourselves and our rights -- or history will repeat itself.
The step-by-step guide below is intended to help any user with access to a spreadsheet learn to navigate the site for basic campaign contribution information and then sort the data in a spreadsheet.
Illinois government still is experiencing a void where the late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka's frank voice used to be. Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Dou...
Still trying to check off your last gift-buying errands on your holiday list? Not sure what to get your favorite (or least favorite) politicians this ...
When students are looking for their best fit in a university, there are dozens of metrics to consider, such as specific academic programs, sports teams, location. But it's good to have an overall picture of the best schools too--the whole experience