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Opinion: Let's Vote And Treat Politicians Like They're Our Children

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.01.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek I was texting with some family members over the weekend and I'm sure it will come as no shock that one ...

Mark Kirk Apologizes to Tammy Duckworth for Heritage Comment

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.28.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk took to Twitter Friday to apologize after created a national media firestorm Thursday during a debate with his odd remark that que...

Voters, Don't Fall For These Over-the-Top Attack Ads

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.21.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

How to cut through all this campaign attack ad silliness   MATT DIETRICH: Madeleine, I am in a quandary. I can't decide whether my vote for s...

Road Lockbox Amendment Vote Could Send Us Careening

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.27.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek Opinion It's rough riding out there in Illinois. Dodging the potholes is like running an obstacle cou...

Airbnb Announces New Policies To Combat Racial Discrimination

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.09.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

By Kevin Hoffman As Airbnb re-shapes the hospitality industry in cities across the country, concerns have been raised over discriminatory practices a...

Fact-Check Friday: Rauner Resurrects 2014 Campaign Theme vs. Democrats

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.02.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

This article was created for PolitiFact Illinois, a collaboration between Reboot Illinois and Pulitzer Prize-winning national website PolitiFact. For ...

Women's Shelter Family Rescue Sees Miracles Daily

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.02.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

By Natalie Crawford It came down to a matter of matching blinds. Women, removed from shelters, lived in their cars, awaiting the opening of Family...

5 Stadium Names the White Sox Should've Chosen Instead of Guaranteed Rate Field

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.25.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The Chicago White Sox are having a bit of an identity crisis. After starting the 2016 season looking like an aggressive playoff contender, the wheels...

Here Are 11 New Illinois Laws You Should Know

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.24.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

There are a lot of new state laws that recently went into effect, including some pretty important ones you might not have heard much about in the news...

Illinois Voters Beware: Deceit Season Is Here

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.24.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek It's deceit season. Voters beware. An envelope arrived last week from Friends of Marty Moylan. The let...

How the Sharing Economy is Reshaping the Business Services Sector

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.19.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Lyft created an express pay program that lets its drivers get paid daily if they wish. Airbnb has at least one host in each of Chicago's 50 wards and,...

Illinois Democrats Taunt GOP For Ignoring Trump

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.19.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A day after Gov. Bruce Rauner called the Illinois Democratic Party a "corrupt political machine" during a rally at the Illinois State Fair, Democrats ...

Can We Have More Than Silly Sniping From Our U.S. Senate Contenders?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.16.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek I had such high hopes for the U.S. Senate race in Illinois with Tammy Duckworth, D-Hoffman Estates, tak...

We've Got An All New RebootIllinois.com For You

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.22.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Yep. You're right where you belong. Hello and welcome to your new Reboot Illinois! After surveying many of you, listening to your suggestions and con...

We've Got An All New RebootIllinois.com For You

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.22.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Yep. You're right where you belong. Hello and welcome to your new Reboot Illinois! After surveying many of you, listening to your suggestions and con...

Reboot Illinois Joins the Pulitzer Prize-Winning PolitiFact Team

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.13.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois never has been more polarized. Our nation never more divided. This campaign season is unlike any other before it. Against this backdrop, in t...

Reboot Illinois Joins the Pulitzer Prize-Winning PolitiFact Team

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.13.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois never has been more polarized. Our nation never more divided. This campaign season is unlike any other before it. Against this backdrop, in t...

#DoYourJob, #ILBudgetNow: Use These Hashtags and Send a Message to Springfield

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.10.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Events this week in state politics inspired us to begin promotion of two Twitter hashtags: #doyourjob and #ilbudgetnow. We hope you'll join us in usin...

Doubek vs. Dietrich On Illinois House Democrats' Budget Bill

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.26.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

MADELEINE DOUBEK: Hey, Matt, so it looks like the brilliant, masterful House Speaker Mike Madigan has decided to throw the bipartisan working budget g...

12 Key Issues to Watch as Illinois General Assembly's Spring Session Nears End

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.18.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With the Illinois General Assembly's spring session nearing its traditional May 31 end, this is a good time for a check on what happened, what didn't ...

Reboot Illinois' Doubek Wins Two Lisagor Journalism Awards

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.11.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Reboot Illinois Publisher Madeleine Doubek won two prestigious Peter Lisagor awards in the 39th annual journalism contest sponsored by the Chicago Hea...

Why Inaction on Illinois Progressive Income Tax Actually is a Good Thing

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.10.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek We've now gone 11 months without a state budget. It's been one year and five months since our personal ...

What's Going To Happen With Illinois' Income Tax?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.09.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

This week's "Only in Illinois" starts with a flashback to the Jan. 2, 2014, "Only in Illinois" in which I made a prediction about the future of the Il...

Opinion: Trying to reboot Illinois without bashing it

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.04.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Opinion by Reboot Illinois' Matt Dietrich Thumbs-up to Margie's Candies, not so much for dad's website. In the department of "kids say the darnedes...

It's Time For You To Sound Off On Illinois Tax Changes

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.03.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

In separate press conferences in Springfield Monday, Gov. Bruce Rauner spoke of his opposition to a progressive tax in Illinois while Democratic Reps....