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25 Best and Worst Illinois County February Unemployment Rates, Mapped Out

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.17.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois' unemployment rate in February was 8.7 percent, which was the second highest in the nation ahead of only Rhode Island. But when looking at the 102 counties in Illinois, only 18 counties actually had an unemployment rate lower than the state's rate of 8.7 percent.

What Can Brown (County) Do for You? Apparently, Keep You Employed

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.26.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With the February unemployment statistics for Illinois due to come out in the next week or two, we take one last look at the data from January, a month where the overall unemployment rate for Illinois was 8.7 percent. Some cities were well below that.

Which Illinois Counties Are on the Unemployment Struggle Bus?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.15.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

While the worst counties don't have rates as extreme as the worst cities, Illinois is still home home to five counties with an unemployment rate of 12 percent or worse, much above the state's average of 8.6 percent.

Crushed by Property Taxes? Betcha You Live in Northern Illinois

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.09.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

If you're an Illinois resident with a high property tax bill, chances are strong you live in one of the collar counties surrounding Chicago. That's not an end-all-be-all statement, but based on data from, it's a pretty safe assumption.

Body Of Missing Girl, Kidnapped By Sex Offender, Believed To Be Found

AP | BARBARA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 08.08.2013 | Crime

DAYTON, Iowa — Members of a small central Iowa city and its surrounding communities expressed sadness and said they felt "robbed of some innocen...

Drug Dealer Killed Allegedly By 3 Men Who Want To 'Rid The World Of Evil'

AP | BRETT BARROUQUERE | Posted 03.19.2013 | Crime

-- Authorities are accusing three men of killing a convicted drug dealer in Kentucky and cutting up his body. Boone County Sheriff's Department spok...

Bill Clinton: Flashing Star Power On The Hoosier Heartland

Will Mari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Will Mari

"We're very Middle America," admitted Mark Smith, from Boone Country Ind. He's a Ron Paul fan but came out for the chance to see Bill Clinton. "His talking here will really help Hillary," said another.