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Illinois Legislators Strike Breakthrough Deal

AP | KERRY LESTER and SARA BURNETT | Posted 11.28.2013 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Under growing public pressure to act, the leaders of Illinois' General Assembly announced Wednesday they'd reached an agreement on ho...

Which Legislators Are Standing With Whom on Pension Reform?

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 08.20.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

It's time to face the future and find a solution that saves more money and addresses unsustainable, compounded, 3 percent cost-of-living increases. It's time to truly fix the system.

'In Fantasy Land, We Teach Our Kids Abstinence -- And They Listen'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

Illinois state Sen. Linda Holmes (D) on Thursday trumpeted the passage of HB 2675 -- a bill to mandate that state public schools offering sex educatio...

On Nostalgia: It Doesn't Come in Cycles, and It Doesn't Mean We're Miserable

Charlotte Wilder | Posted 06.23.2012 | Home
Charlotte Wilder

There is no telling what era will capture our imaginations at any given time, and there is no reason we have to be unhappy now to want to explore or rework the past.

Why Summer Reading Lists Bum Me Out

Delia Lloyd | Posted 08.17.2011 | Books
Delia Lloyd

If you're like me, summer reading lists don't inspire excitement or inspiration. They merely inspire dread and a looming sense of failure.

The Best Writing About Lost Leading up to Sunday's Final Episode

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

Bloggers and critics around the world are writing their final farewells and tributes to the show that has intrigued and debilitated them for the past six seasons. Here are excerpts from the best columns on why "Lost" was so beloved.