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These Are the 25 Healthiest and Unhealthiest Illinois Counties

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.20.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The counties are ranked according to a set of factors including length of life, quality of life, personal health behaviors, physical environment, access to clinical care, and socioeconomic indicators.

10 Illinois Counties With the Lowest Rates of Income Inequality

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.18.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois is the 36th most income unequal state in the country. Washington, D.C. has the most inequality, while Alaska has the smallest income gap in the country.

Which Are Illinois' Healthiest Counties?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.31.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps ranked every Illinois county from healthiest to least healthy. Do you live in one of the counties that fell in either the top 10 or the bottom 10?

East Colorado Reservations

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Putting secession on the ballot in a county is, pretty obviously, nothing more than a political stunt. It brings to mind those who launch efforts to amend the Constitution even though they know they're never going to succeed. I appreciate the value of a good political stunt, though.

Redefining "Local" Government

John M. Eger | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
John M. Eger

The new global knowledge based economy, not to mention our current fiscal crisis, demands that government rethink how to organize itself to be most competitive.

William Alden

When Cities Struggle, Workers Punished -- But Bondholders Spared | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- As cities across the nation struggle to balance their budgets, a chorus of experts has told investors to take cover. Economists, analysts ...

The Clean Energy Road to 2035 Paved by the Hard Work of Local Governments

Martin Chávez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Martin Chávez

Transforming America's energy mix to be fueled by 80 percent clean sources by 2035 will undoubtedly be a significant challenge. How challenging it will be, exactly, depends partly on the way we define "clean energy."

Who Is Alec Monopoly?

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
John Wellington Ennis

Less than a year ago, the recognizable Monopoly Man figure began appearing around town plastered against traffic light boxes, lampposts, and building tops.