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How will imprisonment of Russian dissident Alexsei Navalny affect opposition to Putin?

Russian opposition leader Alexsei Navalny – the main political opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin who has exposed government corruption – recently...

What does poet’s Super Bowl performance mean for poetry?

blog posts During the Super Bowl pregame ceremony, poet Amanda Gorman will recite an original poem paying tribute to...

How might Freedom Schools promote educational equity in Illinois?

The education reform bill HB 2170, passed by both chambers of the Illinois Legislature, includes the creation of a Freedom School Fund. Jon...

CNN: Believe it or not, bitcoin has become a good long-term investment

Smart investing is about balancing risk and reward. Typically, when analyzing potential pluses and minuses, financial professionals consider the fundamentals: How has...

NPR: Need To Vent? There’s A Hotline For You To Scream It Out

Do you ever hear the news and just want to scream? Maybe you're raging 10 months into the pandemic...

AP: Safety issues mount as skiers hit backcountry in pandemic

On March 14, Colorado’s governor issued an executive order shutting down ski resorts across the state. The coronavirus had arrived and was...

BBC: ‘Yes, people have Zoom fatigue but it’s not our fault’

Aparna Bawa says that she and fellow Zoom executives were so busy earlier this year that they had to take turns to...

AP: Millions of hungry Americans turn to food banks for 1st time

The deadly pandemic that tore through the nation’s heartland struck just as Aaron Crawford was in a moment of crisis. He was...

Does the US need to pursue transitional justice in the post-Trump era?

Colleen Murphy is the Roger and Stephany Joslin Professor of Law at Illinois and an expert in political reconciliation. Murphy, also a professor...

Should we rethink assumptions about the 2020 election?

Pollsters have faced a barrage of criticism since the election. But setting aside the technical challenges in polling, what makes predicting the...

NPR: Sean Connery, Actor And The Original James Bond, Dies At 90

Sean Connery, the first actor to portray James Bond and later one of the biggest and wealthiest stars in the history of...

BBC: Amy Coney Barrett: Who is Trump’s Supreme Court pick?

Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the US Supreme Court came as little surprise. The long-term academic, appeals court judge...

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STARTING MARCH 29, we are expanding hours and services. We will stay open evenings, offer meeting room reservations, and provide seating throughout...