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WalletHub Ranks the Best and Worst Small Illinois Cities to Live in for 2015

Reboot Illinois | Posted 11.04.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

With small cities experiencing a growth rate that is more than twice that of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago and roughly 10 percent faster than the ...

10 Places in Illinois Where Pension Spiking Costs Are Highest

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.17.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

A recent investigation from the Better Government Association took a deep look into pension spiking in Illinois and the impact reforms have had on the...

The Absolutely Greatest Block to Grow Up On in the Whole Wide World

Jimmy Dunne | Posted 09.15.2016 | Good News
Jimmy Dunne

With 4 kids and lots more in the hopper, my parents, in 1960, pulled the trigger on writing a gargantuan check for $6,500 to buy into their future - and their kids' future.

Thanks to Yelp, We've Assembled Your City-by-City Illinois Restaurant Travel Guide

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.25.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

If you're having a hard time figuring out where to take the family for dinner, or maybe that hot date of yours, there's a list for that.

Look to Chicago Suburbs for Illinois' Lowest Unemployment Rates

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.07.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

While Illinois' unemployment rate was 8.7 percent in February, plenty of cities were below that. We've got the top 10 in terms of lowest unemployment rates in Illinois.

I Want My Cool Back

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 10.21.2012 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

I want her to know that I was not always a middle-aged mom with over-processed hair and fluctuating hormones. I want her to know that her Dad did not always have goofy dance moves.

'Am I Too Much Of A Loose Cannon? No'

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is showing little remorse for a laundry list of polarizing statements that have landed the freshman lawmaker in national headl...

Chicago's Corruption Doesn't End at City Limits

Dick Simpson | Posted 08.25.2012 | Chicago
Dick Simpson

The usual story has been that Chicago is corrupt but the suburbs are examples of honest, effective government. This week, with University of Illinois at Chicago colleagues and students, I am releasing a report that proves that popular image false.

Chicago Gangs Head To The Suburbs

Posted 02.27.2012 | Chicago

Last summer, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy vowed to “obliterate” the street gang responsible for the shooting of two young girls pl...

Judge Orders Homeless Man To Get A Job

Posted 12.09.2011 | Chicago

Earlier this year, a homeless man who had been living on the streets for nearly a decade was told he could no longer sleep, camp or store any personal...

Burning Cigarette Leads To Woman’s 61st Arrest

Skokie, IL Patch | George Slefo Email the Author | Posted 02.04.2012 | Chicago

And yet another reason to quit smoking: A woman stopped for throwing out a burning cigarette from her vehicle was arrested for the 61st time on Nov. 2...

PHOTOS: Honoring Chicago-Area Veterans

Posted 01.11.2012 | Chicago

As U.S. celebrates Veterans Day, HuffPost Chicago has teamed up with area Patch sites to bring you stories of local men and women who have served thei...

Suburban High School Eliminates Class Rankings, Valedictorians

Posted 12.21.2011 | Chicago

In 2007, Hinsdale Central High School eliminated class rankings. Now, the affluent suburban Chicago high school, which has been consistently named one...

Lizzie Schiffman

Study Sheds Light On Heroin Use Among Young Suburbanites | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 12.20.2011 | Chicago

"I was not a big risk taker as a kid. [My parents] can't picture me using heroin. My mom was putting ribbons in my hair in fifth grade, and curling my...

Economic Stresses Surface In The Classroom--Even In Affluent Districts

Northbrook, IL Patch | George CastleEmail the Author | Posted 12.20.2011 | Chicago

The slumping economy has had an under-publicized effect on children, who bring the pain of their parents' troubles to school in the form of stress, hu...

Heroic 911 Dispatcher Walks Father Through CPR, Helps Him Revive Infant Daughter

Posted 12.15.2011 | Chicago

A 911 dispatcher in near northwest suburban Elmwood Park kept his cool and helped save a life when he walked a father through CPR, which revived the m...

Suburb Legalizes Swearing By Repealing Rarely Enforced Ordinance

Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago

Northwest suburban Park Ridge residents will now be able to swear, legally, thanks to a local law being stripped from the books. The Park Ridge Cit...

Rahm Delivers Payment Plan To Suburbs With Overdue Water Bills

Posted 12.03.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Sunday announced that the city has put together a payment plan aimed at recovering $15 million in overdue water bills fr...

Man Claims Wife Was Cremated Without His Consent

Posted 11.30.2011 | Chicago

A man is suing an Illinois funeral home after they allegedly cremated his wife without his consent. Trucker Timothy Cahill told the Courier-News t...

Teen Charged With Murder Of Parents In Chicago Suburb

Posted 11.13.2011 | Chicago

Updated story PALOS PARK, Ill. -- A suburban high school student was denied bond Tuesday after being charged in the murders of his parents in Palo...

Woman Dies After Injecting Her Face With Hot Beef Fat

Posted 11.09.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: An autopsy performed Friday reported that Hardt died of peritonitis, a severe abdominal inflammation initiated by a bacterial infection in her...

Suburban Paper Begins Charging Online Readers Monthly Fee

Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago

With its move to begin charging its online readers a monthly fee to visit its site, the suburban Daily Herald Wednesday became the first Chicago area ...

Cop Impersonator Charged With Cocaine Possession

Posted 11.02.2011 | Chicago

A man from Chicago's near west suburbs was charged with pretending to be a police officer and possessing cocaine after he fired a gun into the air at ...

Cicero Spent $120,000 At Chicago Hot Dog Stand

Posted 10.29.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Sun-Times has been keeping tabs on how Cicero town president Larry Dominick runs things in the Chicago suburb--and each investigation seem...

Suburban College Nation's First To Ask Applicants If They're LGBT

Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

Elmhurst College, a private liberal arts school located in the western suburbs of Chicago, this week released a new undergraduate application [PDF] fo...