I try to stay away from such a subject but check out this story about a gay transgendered teen being denied admission to his prom in Gary, Indiana.
Check out some footage from Meet the Vloggers Midwest from LimeBlog. According to the post from LimeBlog, Andrew Marcus who was responsible for some video shot during Cindy Sheehan's campout at Crawford, TX last year, is now a member of Chicago Videobloggers.
Cal Skinner has a good post about the lottery's ancestor, policy.
And check out some of the information from Illinoize and Capitol Fax Blog with regards to Blagojevich's new plan with regards to education funding. I've yet to dissemenate all the information.