Posted by Spontaneous Solutions 7 hours 15 minutes ago.
QUOTE OF THE DAY Chicago Reader: When Chicago spent its pension money on the mayor’s pet projects As we all prepare for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed property tax hike to pay off billions of dollars in pension obligations, I thought I’d...
Posted by Techno-News Blog 12 hours 52 minutes ago.
By Sean Coughlan, BBC It was a revolution moving higher education from bricks to clicks… and now it’s started to go back to bricks again. Online university providers, which offered people the chance to study from home, are turning full circle by c...
Posted by Techno-News Blog 12 hours 57 minutes ago.
By ADAM VACCARO, INC Fresh takes on education aren’t just about disrupting an ancient industry or helping people grow their skill set. Most of the focus on innovations in education–MOOCs, for starters, but also less formal online learning comm...
Posted by OMIGOD - Im ThirtyWHAT? 12 hours 58 minutes ago.
Isn't it weird how after you're with someone for awhile, you start picking up on little clues  Or maybe after awhile we just become comfortable enough with one another to let our guards down. I spent most of this weekend over at Stoney's house ... a...
Posted by Illinois Issues blog 14 hours 36 minutes ago.
A group representing business leaders called for Illinois to spend more on early childhood programs on the same day a conservative think tank presented a plan to cut the state’s budget.Ready Nation/America’s Edge is a national nonprofit that promotes ...
Posted by Spontaneous Solutions 16 hours 26 minutes ago.
Many Illinois families are all too familiar with the many broken promises of the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, commonly referred to as ObamaCare. The president repeatedly promised that the average American family would save $2,500 per year. Not only did th...

Posted by Illinois Channel 17 hours 15 minutes ago.
WordPress.com has taken steps to deal with the Heartbleed vulnerability. Here's what you need to know.
Posted by Spontaneous Solutions 17 hours 52 minutes ago.
Union members are allowed to deduct their union dues on their taxes, equating to an estimated $15 billion nationwide. According to the Internal Revenue Service, workers are allowed to deduct union dues as part of their itemized deductions: “You can ded...
Posted by Spontaneous Solutions 17 hours 52 minutes ago.
Union members are allowed to deduct their union dues on their taxes, equating to an estimated$14.9 billion nationwide. According to the Internal Revenue Service, workers are allowed to deduct union dues as part of their itemized deductions: “You can ded...
Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 19 hours 7 minutes ago.
Posted by Barton Lorimor (@bartonlorimor) * We will let this ScribbleLive feed, as well as those in the right column, carry us through the rest of the afternoon unless something major breaks…
Posted by COPAPSU 22 hours 17 minutes ago.
In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers creating great-looking sites with the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit some of the sites that are already using Spun, a distinctive, minimalist theme.
Posted by Barton Lorimor (@bartonlorimor) * From the WTTW-TV page carrying a recent Chicago Tonight interview… “One of the consequences of the property tax increase is more property tax revenue in TIF [Tax Increment Financing] districts,” Burns ...

Posted by Barton Lorimor (@bartonlorimor) * Check out this resolution that was recently approved by the SERS Board of Trustees… (1) express our concerns about the serious implementation issues SERS faces as we struggle to prepare for the effective...
Posted by Barton Lorimor (@bartonlorimor) * Check out this resolution that was recently approved by the SERS Board of Trustees… (1) express our concerns about the serious implementation issues SERS faces as we struggle to prepare for the effective...
Posted by Barton Lorimor (@bartonlorimor) * Umm… Nahshon Shelton didn’t want to pay the 22-cent tax on his $1.79 two-liter of Pepsi on Saturday afternoon, Chicago Police said. So he allegedly pulled a blue-steel Intratec .22-caliber submachine gun...
Posted by Barton Lorimor (@bartonlorimor) * Yup. It’s me, again. You guessed it: I am coming out of retirement briefly to take you through the next week or so because Rich is off enjoying spring break. Once he comes back, I go right back in the box....
* I had an e-mail exchange with Dan Proft last month that I meant to post at the time, but didn’t get around to it because session had kicked into high gear and I was buried with government stuff. I asked him for permission yesterday to reprint our...
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QUOTE OF THE DAY WSJ: What’s the Matter With Illinois If the states are laboratories of democracy, then a great comparative policy experiment is taking place in America’s Great Lakes region. Democrats in Illinois have been pursuing their blu...
Going to nip this in the bud real quick. I normally wouldn't publicly comment on things that happen in the locker room but there are false reports going around that something happened at DREAMWAVE between the Jarrett's and myself. That is not at all the c...
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