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Breaking News: Bruce Rauner rejects 'Mitt Romney of Illinois' label, but not for reasons you think (Part 1)
 
Posted by: MrGrassroots SelectMedia

Springfield :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-03-11 08:58:30 -0700 | political-news

Editor's note: This is Part 1 of a two-part series. Part 2 can be accessed here. The Mitt Romney of Illinois politics is Bruce Rauner. Don't tell that to Rauner, the multi-millionaire private equity investor and multi-millionaire, the man who...
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Breaking News: Another perfect Mother's Day gift from a man-child
 
Posted by: Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi SelectMedia

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-08-01 03:39:43 -0700 | your-story

Last year, my teen son, nicknamed Ade, penned a beautiful, poignant letter for my Mother’s Day gift. He concisely described his feelings, and by sharing his deepest thoughts, gave me the perfect gift. I hinted that the Mother’s Day letter...
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Breaking News: Wizards steal Game 1 and home court from Bulls in playoffs opening round
 
Posted by: Mike Sarzo

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-04-24 15:28:46 -0700 | sports-news

If the Washington Wizards are going to advance past the Chicago Bulls in their first round NBA playoff series, Sunday night's Game 1 will be a catalyst. The Wizards overcame a 13-point second half deficit to defeat the Bulls 101-93...
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Breaking News: A woman's tale of rising from the lows of depression (Part 1)
 
Posted by: Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-04-09 10:55:55 -0700 | your-story

Major depression is a debilitating mental disorder. It’s crucial for me to begin with this definitive statement, because it took years – no, decades – to realize that I was impaired by clinical depression and persistent depressive disorder and I...
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Breaking News: How to get high, stay high, and still be 'productive'
 
Posted by: Herbert Dyer, Jr. SelectMedia

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-06-16 17:30:42 -0700 | political-news

“The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.” -- William Shakespeare Commentary I am what is considered an old man now. So there is not much more you or "they" can do to me because of what I...
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Breaking News: Paul Ryan's 'lazy' black people crack was no 'dog whistle,' but the whole dog
 
Posted by: Herbert Dyer, Jr.

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-03-26 10:18:28 -0700 | political-news

Chauncey DeVega is editor and founder of the blog We Are Respectable Negroes. Some will say that I go too far by describing Chauncey DeVega as the 21st century James Baldwin. I don't care. The man can write. Like Baldwin...
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Breaking News: Education: Free or affordable online tutoring can help your child
 
Posted by: Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-03-05 16:16:03 -0800 | education-news

Parents of school children often wish they could afford private tutors when their child is not doing well in language arts or math. Schools provide tutoring through afterschool programs, but it is rarely enough when a child is far behind...
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Breaking News: Joakim Noah earns NBA Defensive Player of the Year honors
 
Posted by: Matthew Shovlin

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-04-23 18:07:09 -0700 | sports-news

The NBA's Defensive Player of the Year Award is sometimes won by putting up gaudy defensive numbers - look no further than Dwight Howard, who averaged nearly three blocks and 10 defensive rebounds when he won the award for three...
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Breaking News: Structured homeschooling for your Asperger's syndrome-affected child
 
Posted by: Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-04-03 10:39:20 -0700 | education-news

You may have decided to homeschool your Asperger's syndrome-affected child for a number of reasons. Every child who has AS does not have the same symptoms, but most thrive on structure. Research shows that children with AS and other forms...
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Posted by: MrGrassroots SelectMedia

Springfield :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-05-20 14:27:46 -0700 | political-news

The list of political corpses that got in the way of Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is very long. In the state Quinn is known as the "Mighty Quinn," after the beautifully written lyrical poem by Bob Dylan and made famous...
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Breaking News: Bruce Rauner campaign ad claiming his wife is a Democrat
 
Posted by: MrGrassroots

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-04-08 13:10:00 -0700 | political-news

Bruce Rauner released a video campaign ad designed to run on television statewide, but the commercial makes a questionable claim about his wife, Diana. Rauner won the Republican gubernatorial primary int March and will be challenging the sitting Democratic Gov....
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Breaking News: Brandon Marshall signs big extension with Bears in interesting fashion
 
Posted by: Matthew Shovlin

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-06-02 11:12:26 -0700 | sports-news

Brandon Marshall has always had a sort of penchant for drama and excitement, so it was no surprise that when the superstar wide receiver signed his new contract with the Chicago Bears, he did it in the national spotlight. While...
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Breaking News: Illinois governor hopeful Bruce Rauner business deals comes under scrutiny
 
Posted by: MrGrassroots

Springfield :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-01-21 16:37:47 -0800 | political-news

Bruce Rauner's political troubles are mounting in his campaign to become the Republican nominee in the March 18 Illinois gubernatorial primary. Revelations have surfaced about Rauner and the private equity firm he co-founded in 1980, GTCR. Rauner and his GTCR...
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Breaking News: Enhance children's reading comprehension with online resources
 
Posted by: Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-04-03 10:39:20 -0700 | education-news

Children usually show signs that they want to start reading between the ages of five and seven. There are, of course, exceptionally early readers, but a very young child should never be pressured to begin formal reading lessons. Some homeschooling...
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Breaking News: A woman's tale of rising from the lows of depression (Part 2)
 
Posted by: Phyllis L. Smith Asinyanbi

Chicago :: IL :: USA | updated 2014-04-22 12:49:44 -0700 | your-story

Author's note: This is the second installment of a series. You may access Part 1 here. I had passed on the opportunity to graduate high school at age 16, which I could have done by taking one summer-school class. Yet,...
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