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Are the ultrawealthy breaking the law in avoiding taxes?

Reporting from ProPublica put the spotlight on the ultrawealthy’s stealthy ability to avoid taxation on their vast fortunes. Richard L. Kaplanis the Guy Raymond...

Are we experiencing another unaccompanied child ‘crisis’ at the southern US border?

The surge of migrant children seeking refuge at the southern U.S. border has embroiled the previous three presidential administrations. Lauren R. Aronson, an...

Why do we need a health care equity law?

On April 27, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed House Bill 158, a health care equity bill sponsored by the Illinois Legislative Black...

What does the Chicago Tribune sale mean for the future of newsrooms?

On May 21, Tribune Publishing Co. confirmed that its shareholders approved a buyout offer by Alden Global Capital LLC. The vote gives...

Why has violence erupted now between Israelis and Palestinians?

Editor’s note: Israel and Hamas began airstrikes against each other on May 10, in the worst fighting between Israelis and Palestinians since...

Jim Hinterlong of the University YMCA

The University YMCA – better known as the University Y – develops campus and community leaders committed to social justice, environmental protection, interfaith cooperation and...

How are social media changing higher education?

Editor’s note: Fear of career-damaging reprisals from outraged parties in the “Twittersphere” coupled with unspoken rules about what can and can’t be...

How does COVID-19 affect the heart?

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors and researchers are beginning to understand how the disease affects patients beyond initial respiratory symptoms....

Do labor laws need to be modernized with rise of gig economy?

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act passed in the U.S. House of Representatives early last year but wasn’t taken up by...

Are science laboratories truly inclusive if not accessible to service-dog handlers?

According to a new commentary in Disability and Health Journal, people with disabilities who rely on service dogs often are prohibited from bringing their...

Can Biden pass comprehensive immigration reform?

One of President Joe Biden’s first acts was to send Congress the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, a long-promised immigration reform bill. Lauren...

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...

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Chicago In Tune music festival is Aug. 19 – Sept. 19

Make plans to experience Chicago In Tune, a new citywide festival (Aug. 19 – Sept. 19) that celebrates music in the key...

[Champaign] Immigrant Back-to-School Resource Fair

Local immigrant-serving organizations hosting back-to-school resource fair with free food, school supplies, and COVID-19 vaccination clinic CHAMPAIGN, IL --...

[Champaign] Campustown Pub Tour

Thursday, July 22 at 5:30 PM at Murphy's Pub Grab some friends and explore Campustown pubs on the 13...

[Urbana] Run the Power of Parks 5k during July

Run a 5k race at your own pace during the month of July at the Urbana Park District Power of Parks 5k.