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Lowest of the Low: Ten Worst Illinois Cities for Unemployment in December

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.08.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Among states, Illinois' unemployment rate is the third worst at 8.6 percent. But many towns and cities in Illinois have unemployment rates that exceed even that. In a state with terrible unemployment to begin with, these are the worst of the worst.

These 10 Illinois Towns Have the State's Worst Unemployment

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.02.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois saw its national unemployment ranking improve in November from second worst to fourth worst, at 8.7 percent. But some Illinois towns suffer unemployment rates far higher than the state average.

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.

Judge to Quinn: Pay 'em! Decision and Reactions

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.27.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

You probably know by now that Gov. Pat Quinn lost his attempt to cancel paychecks for lawmakers. Cook County Circuit Judge Neil Cohen sided with House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton in their lawsuit against Quinn.

Could Late-Night Liquor Sale Cut-Offs Be On The Way?

Posted 03.12.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin's response to recent violence in East St. Louis could spell trouble for late-night partiers in the southwest Illinois region,...

Washington Park Mayor John Thornton Killed: Shot To Death In His Car

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

John Thornton, mayor of a troubled Illinois village outside of East St. Louis, was shot and killed in his car early Thursday morning. According to lo...