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6 12, 2017

Time Person of the Year: The Silence Breakers

2017-12-06T19:43:20+00:00

Movie stars are supposedly nothing like you and me. They're svelte, glamorous, self-­possessed. They wear dresses we can't afford and live in houses we can only dream of. Yet it turns out that—in the most painful and personal ways—movie stars are more like you and me than we ever knew. [...]

30 11, 2017

Illinois Democrats want answers on Medicaid contracts

2017-11-30T21:40:33+00:00

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Democrats want answers from Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration about why the four-year cost of managed care contracts for the Medicaid program jumped by more than $20 billion from earlier estimates. However, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services defended the contracts, saying that while the overall cost [...]

21 11, 2017

How Facebook Reshaped Political Campaigns In Illinois

2017-11-21T20:53:40+00:00

Facebook is facing tough questions in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. Did Russians use social media to sway the election? Why is there so much fake news? Why isn’t Facebook more transparent? Similar questions are being asked here in Illinois, where Facebook has already reshaped political campaigns by [...]

30 10, 2017

Nearly 60% of Guns Recovered in Chicago Come From Out-of-State Dealers

2017-10-30T23:40:16+00:00

Details on thousands of guns used in crimes and recovered by Chicago Police are being revealed in a new report. The city’s second “Gun Trace Report,” set for release on Sunday, looks at guns recovered by CPD from 2013 through 2016 — where they came from, who bought them — [...]

23 10, 2017

Stop Playing Politics with Illinois Children

2017-10-23T19:19:14+00:00

It’s been 23 days since Republicans in Congress again failed to do their jobs by allowing the formerly bi-partisan Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to expire. And for 23 days, Governor Rauner and his billionaire buddies have refused to stand up for Illinois children and condemn this outrageous act. The [...]