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6 12, 2017

Time Person of the Year: The Silence Breakers

By | 2017-12-06T19:43:20+00:00 December 6th, 2017|

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

By | 2017-11-30T21:40:33+00:00 November 30th, 2017|

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

By | 2017-11-21T20:53:40+00:00 November 21st, 2017|

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

By | 2017-10-30T23:40:16+00:00 October 30th, 2017|

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 — [...]

25 10, 2017

Women want statehouse sexual harassment exposed — and stopped

By | 2017-10-25T16:47:49+00:00 October 25th, 2017|

Don’t let a Capitol elevator door close if there’s a man in there alone. In an office or conference room, don’t let a man close the door behind you. Those were tips given to a female assistant to a Democratic lobbyist as she first stepped into the State Capitol in [...]