There are a handful of bills in the General Assembly seeking to change the state constitution to allow Illinois to drop its one-rate-for-all income tax system and implement a progressive income tax. But so far there's been no legislative push to get things moving.
Without a seismic change in values that venerates historical cultures of excellence in conjunction with a celebration of scientific, professional, and technical achievement, there can be no restoration of the humanities.
Being aware of the environmental costs that unsustainable farming and eating practices can have on the environment, and making food choices accordingly, can help to fight climate change and protect the environment.
I, for one, always felt smarter when I was drinking. I felt fatter, sweatier and smellier, as well, but that's not really the point. I wasn't drinking to make myself more attractive. I was drinking to make the rest of you more attractive.
I chose to register to vote and mail in my ballot today because I didn't want to continue being that girl who talks about change and service -- but doesn't act on it. Now, I'm not trying to twist anyone's arm who legitimately doesn't want to vote.
The importance of urban research universities is clearly manifest in the scale of the impact, the "footprint," of the university in its city. By late in the last decade, urban research universities were among the top employers in every one of their respective cities.
The cruel, cold months of December and January bring warmth to the hearts of college football fans everywhere -- but only if their Division I team is involved in one of the thirty-five scheduled "major" college bowl games.
Who should have a right to determine union membership -- the boss or the employees? The administration of the University of Illinois should stop trying to divide and conquer its faculty and come to the table to begin collective bargaining in good faith.
The University of Illinois issued its final report this week on the goosing of class profile data posted by the College of Law publicly and reported to the ABA. This really does look like déjà vu all over again.