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Circuit Court Affirms That Charter School Operator Must Comply with FOIA

A scandal ridden Chicago charter school operator must produce documents under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (the “FOIA”).  The Circuit Court of Cook County… 285 more words

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State and local lawmakers react to Rauner's 'Chopping Block' Budget

Sunday, February 22, 2015 || By Michael Romain 

Over the past several days since Gov. Rauner’s Feb. 18 budget address, there has been a tidal wave of reactions from state and local lawmakers–much of them penchant critiques of the governor’s cost-cutting. 577 more words

Government

How news organizations are battling the scourge of trolls in the comment section

Everyone on the internet knows the mantra: Don’t read the comments.

The comment section is often considered the wasteland of the internet, populated by trolls who post deliberately offensive comments to discourage civil discussion. 1,273 more words

News

Of Baseball, Boundaries, and Bitches *Lessons from Jackie Robinson West*

Let me be clear.  This is a subject matter I am very passionate about.  Baseball is a sport I grew up loving.  It was by far my favorite sport to play.   1,185 more words

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Is George Lucas About To Take His Museum & Go Home?

If you were excited about George Lucas opening a museum here in Chicago, don’t get excited just yet.

Lucas is now saying that maybe he’ll build the thing in Los Angeles because of all the lawsuits that have been filed by The Friends Of The Parks trying to stop it from being built in the parking lot near Soldier Field. 52 more words

Features

Maywood-born Artist Gregory Warmack (aka Mr. Imagination) Remembered with 30-year Retrospective

Friday, January 9, 2015 || By Michael Romain

‘Welcome to the World of Mr. Imagination’ is a 30-year retrospective showcasing the work of Maywood-born folk artist Gregory Warmack… 228 more words

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