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The Why and How of Religious Diversity Training

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 02.28.2015 | Religion
Deborah J. Levine

Before embarking on the information modules, a philosophic overview of religious diversity training should be considered. There will be people who are skeptical, or hostile, to anything labeled as interfaith.

Illinois Municipalities Could Face Bankruptcy Issues

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.07.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With Detroit having filed for bankruptcy and dozens of Illinois municipalities facing financial calamity over pension obligations they can't meet, a natural question is whether Illinois cities will follow Detroit's example.

Illinois home foreclosures among the highest in the nation

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.24.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Homes in Illinois were foreclosed on at double the national rate in June, a study from RealtyTrac found. The country's foreclosures were down in June ...

How Hard Is Life in Illinois?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.09.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Do you think life where you live is hard? Or would you consider it pretty easy living? How would the county you live in compare to the other counties in Illinois?

Is Illinois Raking in Taxes from Your County?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.22.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

It's budget time right now in Springfield, and this year lawmakers are arguing over whether to make permanent the temporary tax increase passed in 2011. The tax debate makes this year's budget talks all the more contentious.

Here Are the 25 Illinois Counties with the Highest Average Home Values

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.06.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Do you live in the Chicagoland area in Illinois? Odds are you have a much higher home value than the rest of the state. When taking a look at the 25 Illinois counties with the average highest home values, the majority of them are in the northeastern quadrant of the state.

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.

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?

Which Illinois Counties Have the Highest Median Income?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.11.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The progressive tax versus flat tax debate is raging on -- if Illinois moves towards a progressive tax system, where taxes vary based on income, counties with higher median incomes will probably have a lot to say.

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.

Five Strategies for Leadership Development on Religious Diversity

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Deborah J. Levine

Cultural awareness, cultural competence, global leadership and cross-cultural communication are embraced as the tools of the market place of the future. What accounts for this black hole of information on diverse religions?

2014: Dillard, Rutherford Announce Running Mates via Social Media

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.03.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Republican gubernatorial candidates Dan Rutherford and Kirk Dillard used social media over the long holiday weekend to preview their running mate choices.

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Stephanie Spira McNeil Asks, 'Where Is My Brother, John Spira?' | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

A loved one vanishes without a trace -- then more than five years pass without a single clue about his disappearance. It's a glimpse at the life o...

Mom Pleads Guilty To Poisoning Her Son In Murder-Suicide Attempt

Posted 07.06.2012 | Chicago

An Elmhurst woman is facing jail time after entering a guilty plea Thursday to administering a lethal combination of drugs to her 7-year-old son in a ...

Should Elected Officials Have to Clock In for Work?

Emily J. Miller | Posted 02.28.2012 | Chicago
Emily J. Miller

A recent BGA investigation found a high rate of absenteeism among some DuPage County Board members. This begs the question: should governing bodies require elected officials to prove they are properly qualifying for a public pension?

Man Found Not Guilty In Dog Show Drugging Trial

Posted 01.08.2012 | Chicago

Updated story Two witnesses testified Monday that they observed a Pennsylvania man slip something to a Siberian husky who was later found to have e...

Prosecutors: Woman Drugs Son, Slits Own Throat; Both Live

Posted 08.14.2011 | Chicago

A woman has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly drugging her 7-year-old son before slitting her own throat--only to wake up and find he...

Man Accused Of Drugging Rival Dog At Dog Show

Posted 08.03.2011 | Chicago

A Pennsylvania man faces animal cruelty charges in Illinois after allegedly drugging a Siberian husky at a DuPage County dog show. Ralph Ullum, 67...

Man Allegedly Drugged Rival Siberian Husky At Dog Show

Posted 06.29.2011 | Chicago

Ralph Ullum, of Claysville, Pennsylvania, came to the Chicago suburbs with his girlfriend for a dog show in December of last year. Their Siberian husk...

Suburban Official Used Government Credit Card For Flowers, Cigars, Gym Membership: Report

Posted 06.28.2011 | Chicago

Chicago is known the world over for political corruption. But every so often, the suburbs have a way of reminding us that they, too, are not immune. ...

After Protracted Debate, Suburban Mosque Gets Green Light

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An old house sits near 91st Street in unincorporated DuPage County, just west of Highway 83 and about twenty miles southwest of downtown Chicago. A...

Man Sentenced To Jail After Throwing Egg At Judge

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WHEATON, Ill. — Tossing an egg in a suburban Chicago courtroom has gotten one man a 90-day jail sentence. DuPage County Circuit Court Judge Bla...

DuPage County Debates Ban On New Religious Facilities

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For months, the people of DuPage County have been in a heated debate over...zoning. Suburban zoning problems are pretty common. "His fence is in my ...

Suburban Father To Plead Guilty To Setting Children On Fire

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WHEATON, Ill. — A suburban Chicago man accused of killing his two sons by setting them on fire has agreed to plead guilty and will not face the ...

Cops: Ex-Deacon Stole From Church To Buy White Sox, Bears Tickets

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A former deacon from West Chicago faces 30 counts of financial fraud after allegedly stole $315,000 from the church where he worked -- using $10,000 t...