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Fifty Years After Freedom Summer: Civil Rights Progress and Voting Rights Reversals -- Community Teach-in, October 19th

Friday, October 10, 2014 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR

On October 19, 2014, a Community Teach-in entitled Fifty Years after Freedom Summer: Civil Rights Progress and Voting Rights Reversals will be held in two locations in Oak Park. 375 more words


“Why is it so hard to talk about love, the most powerful of human emotions, in relation to science, the most powerful and far-reaching of human activities? 146 more words

Mark Witton on Dinosaur Cheeks

Should Deinonychus*, the clawed dinosaur that was the actual inspiration for the velociraptors of Jurassic Park‘s, have lean, Sting-like cheeks or chipmunk cheeks under their feathers? 85 more words

Curiosities Of Nature

Problems with rebutting "jazz is dead"

1. Jazz is niche

There’s one thing that the writers of “Jazz Is Dead” pieces usually get right: jazz isn’t as widely popular today as it was at other times in American history. 1,180 more words

Jonathan Wertheim

The Fortieth Prompt : Why Bother?

A lot of people wonder why we bother with poetry. Nobody wonders why we bother with groceries, or gasoline, or silverware. But poetry? They wonder. Maybe I should tell you a little bit about why I bother: and… 564 more words


Cook County Clerk Data Show 2013 TIF Revenue Down for Maywood, Other Suburbs; Orr Unveils New Online 'TIF Viewer'

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 || By Michael Romain 

Last month, Cook County Clerk David Orr unveiled a new online, interactive mapping tool called the “TIF Viewer” that tracks the annual revenue changes for Tax Increment Finance (TIF) districts in the county. 460 more words