51 Reasons Living In Chicago Ruins You For Life

Here are 51 things that will make you love Chicago.

Take a peek.

Maybe it will remind you of why this is such a great place to live.

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1. Because pizza anywhere else will seem like pizza for ants.

And “Chicago-style” just ain’t the same.

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New state law to cap community college staff buyouts and severance agreements

Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law caps that will limit the amount a community college may offer staff members in buyout or severance agreements, limiting to offer no more than one year of salary and benefits in a buyout or severance package.

The legislation, introduced in the Illinois House by State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), was prompted by the College of DuPage Board of Trustees’ $763,000 buyout offer of their scandal-ridden President Robert Breuder last year.

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Israel Just Lost

A photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Likud party ballots lie on the floor of Likud headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel, on March 18, 2015.

Photo by Amir Cohen/Reuters

Benjamin Netanyahu has won at his own country’s expense.

The results of Israel’s election are good for Benjamin Netanyahu in the short run but bad for Israel in the long run.
Many have commented that the outcome will exacerbate tensions between Israel and President Obama, but that misses the larger point—which is that ...
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The Coddling of the American Mind

Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is underway, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offence. With this, come numerous articles written by Professors talking about how education has changed.  A number of popular comedians, including Chris Rock, have stopped performing on college campuses.

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Hey, Ohio: Get Over Mount McKinley

The Editors: “McKinley’s connection to the mountain is a political curio that, understandably, Alaskans have long been eager to leave behind. … There are plenty of ways to honor McKinley, a Civil War veteran whose presidency was characterized by expansionism abroad (the U.S. annexed Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Hawaii and Guam during his tenure) and protectionism at home. But any such honors ought to relate to his life and work.”

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Black Lives Matter Reclaims the 14th Amendment

Cass Sunstein: “After the Civil War, the nation ratified the 14th Amendment, much of which adopts phrases from the original Constitution and Bill of Rights. But one line was startlingly new: ‘nor shall any state . . . deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.’ Here’s one way to understand the central meaning of the equal protection clause: Black lives matter.”

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The 25 Most Promising Jobs For Millennials

How many members of the Millennial generation are carving out careers as elevator installers and repairers? More than you might think. Some 41% of people in that profession are between the ages of 18 and 34. Their median income is a healthy $76,650 and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that job growth in the field will be 25% by 2022.

Those stats land elevator installers in eighth place on a new list of top jobs for Millennials, put out by ...

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