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10 Illinois Towns With the Worst Unemployment

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.10.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Unemployment may be down nationwide, but Illinois continues to have higher unemployment than the rest of the nation. And within Illinois, some areas are double the national average.

Which Illinois Towns Have It Bad When It Comes to Work?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.25.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Check out our slideshow of the top ten worst towns in Illinois based on the most recent unemployment rates.

Boy Accidentally Shoots, Kills Himself With Gun He Found In Liquor Store

Posted 09.21.2011 | Chicago

A four-year-old boy has died after accidentally shooting himself with a gun he found in a liquor store. Ash Wimbley, of Cedar Lake, Indiana, was fo...

Drunk Driver Convicted In Crash That Killed Child Could Get New Trial

Chicago Heights, IL Patch | Joseph Hosey | Email the Author | 12:21pm | Posted 08.02.2011 | Chicago

In the year he spent in jail after drunkenly careening into a tree in a wreck that killed his girlfriend's young son, Cecil Conner made nearly 2,000 c...

Police: Man Was Trying To Assemble Gun When He Accidentally Shot Girlfriend

Chicago Heights Patch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ryan Fantasia, 20, was attempting to assemble a gun when he accidentally shot and killed his 19-year-old girlfriend Hayley Pelock last Friday, police ...

Police: Man Accidentally Shot, Killed Teenage Girlfriend

Chicago Heights Patch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Shooting victim Hayley Pelock's boyfriend, Ryan Fantasia, accidentally shot her in the chest, fatally wounding her Friday....

Police Gave Keys To Drunk Driver Before Crash That Killed 5-Year-Old

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As he sat in the passenger seat watching Chicago Heights police question his girlfriend today, Cecil Conner didn't seem drunk, authorities said. So...

Mother Of Dead Boy Says She Told Cops Boyfriend Was Drunk; Cops Deny Claim

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Heights police today disputed the contention by a woman whose 5-year-old son died in a car crash that she tried to tell a police officer that ...

Chicago Suburb Begins Gentler Pot Laws

Chicago Tribune | Mary Owen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In Chicago Heights, getting caught with an "onion" of pot can get you a ticket. Yes, like a parking ticket. The far south suburb this week became the...

Suburb Makes Marijuana A Ticketable Offense

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

South Suburban city Chicago Heights passed a new ordinance Monday making possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana a ticketable offense, NBC Chica...