Top 10 Restaurants That Any Foodie Would Love

Located at the center of America’s agricultural heartland and bordering the nation’s great waterways, Chicago is one of the world’s great food cities. Like many cities, they are blessed with the abundance of many different cultures that brings diverse cuisine. From the pizza to the hotdogs, from the hamburgers to polish sausage, there is lots to love about Chicago’s food. If you find yourself asking “where is a good place to eat,” here are the top 10 I would recommend.



Kevin Sherman is an undergraduate who is working on obtaining his degree in Mass Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). For this semester, this website is for Mike Reilley’s digital journalism class
In Kevin’s studies, his interests lie in communication research (particularly in fake news and politics), public relations, and human resources. He also has been on the dean’s list each semester since 2015. Kevin is anticipating graduating in spring of 2019. Outside of his studies he enjoys going to the movies, biking, running and playing tennis. Kevin holds an associate degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

The Hidden Connection Between Domestic Abuse and Mass Shootings

In Texas and beyond, mass shootings have roots in domestic violence. In 2017, mass shootings in America reached an all-time high. With each shooting brings an outcry of support for gun laws. A shooter’s mind is an unsolvable riddle: nobody can seem to predict who the next one will be. There is, however, a trend that can look at one quality that many shooters have that has been overlooked.

Mass shootings have become all too familiar in America, such as the one that occurred in Texas during November that claimed 26 lives. Or a month earlier in Las Vegas where the shooter killed 58 people. In the wake of each massacre, many people are asking why. A large portion of mass shootings in the U.S. in recent years have roots in domestic violence. It was reported the gunman in Texas assaulted his wife and their young children in 2012. It is also interesting to look at how perpetrators of domestic violence during 2009 and 2016 accounted for 54 percent of mass shootings.

Looking at an analysis of Google search on Google Trends, both of the shootings mentioned in this article have spikes when searching both “mass shootings” and “domestic violence.” Locating the dates of both the Texas (October) and Las Vegas (November) shootings show spikes on the day of each shooting. Also, while the search for domestic violence also spiked. Looking at the image of the United States, shows that “domestic violence” dominated search visits compared to “mass shootings” in 2017. It is a good sign that people are finally making connections between these occurrences as apparent in the graphs below.  For the future, domestic violence should not be forgotten when it comes to policies on owning a gun.

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Gov. Pat Quinn talks about MAP grants at DePaul University. (Photo by Josclynn Brandon)

Editor’s note: This story was originally posted on Dec. 12, 2012 and is housed at It’s been repurposed with permission for this assignment:

By Bob Smith

Gov. Pat Quinn visited DePaul University’s Loop campus on Wednesday to discuss how pension reform is harming the Monetary Award Program (MAP) college scholarships and access to higher education in Illinois.

“This is so important to our state, not only in the past, but certainly now and in the future,” Quinn said.
“We want everyone to have the opportunity to go to college that has the ability to go to college.”
MAP grants are need-based college scholarships that allow merit students who are in need across the state and do not need to be repaid by the student. Quinn said that due to cutbacks and having to pay more money in the pension amount, almost 18,000 students lost their MAP grant scholarships this year.
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