Government sanction doesn't make our lives normal, and normalcy doesn't make our lives real. We don't need marriage to love each other. We never did. I didn't need anyone's permission for my life to matter. I just needed my own.
Our seasons are extreme. Our government needs a reboot. Illinoisans are a tough, resilient bunch and we've got 10, GIF-enhanced reasons why.
Super Typhoon Haiyan Blasts Thru Philippines; 10,000+ Feared Dead report Sunshine Lichauco de Leon and Calum MacLeod at USA Today. Wunderground meteor...
"What's your major?" is one of the most commonly asked questions of college students today. It's interesting to consider that the same question asked to one of our students in the mid-19th century would have elicited a blank stare.
I think it's hard for people who have never been denied basic dignity and respect, or had to listen as others debated their lives and relationships as a "divisive political issue," to grasp the emotions that wash over you after a lifetime of being told you are wrong and less-than.
The fast rise of support for the marriage bill that passed on Tuesday represents an amazingly rapid evolution for an issue that even five years ago was incomprehensible to much of the general public -- not to mention extremely sensitive politically.
What do I see when I look at the candidates' social media pages? Here's my breakdown of Facebook.
Yesterday the Illinois legislature gave same-sex couples the freedom to marry, making Illinois the 15th state (plus the District of Columbia) to do so. The march towards equality is turning into a stampede!
Illinois is a state that prides itself on hard work and fairness; we just need a tax system that reflects those values.
A former Madison County treasurer pleaded guilty eight months ago to orchestrating a scheme to rip-off Madison County residents. Eight months later, Fred Bathon is still ripping off taxpayers.
This week we present Part 2 in our list of questions for diagnosing Illinoisan Syndrome. It's also useful in exposing Wisconsinites and Iowans trying to pass themselves off as one of us.
Record-Breaking Fossil Fueled Smog Cripples Large Chinese City reports Katie Valentine at Climate Progress. Soaring pollution levels, 3 times the desi...
We've compiled some other truly scary facts about the state's fiscal condition in today's jack-o-lantern-themed Top 10 list. We only get to do this...
The miscarriages of justice plaguing Randy's case provide us with clear reasons as to why the death penalty is a problem. In essence, Randy Steidl was framed by the police and the prosecutors.