How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.
Only days away from the March 18 ballot vote, Johnson County residents are not giving up on the local news media black out, or the political games from out-of-state industry sycophants.
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Look at the forecast for Illinois for the next 10 days. Actually, on second thought, don't. It's depressing. This winter with all the snow and the nagging, continuing appearances from the polar vortex has really taxed the fortitude of Illinoisans.
The minimum wage debate is setting up to be one of the most important topics in the 2014 Illinois election. Incumbent governor Pat Quinn has made it well-known he wants to increase Illinois' minimum wage.
The unemployment rates in Illinois vary from county to county. One county might be at seven percent, well below the state rate of 8.6 percent. Another county might be over 11 percent.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter - and more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 20 2014 How unusual has th...
It was a historic evening in Harrisburg, Illinois and for the first time in decades, southern Illinois residents brought the spotlight to issues of civil rights and the state's spiraling crisis from a poorly regulated coal mining rush.
In the wake of the faculty members strike at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), we took a look at the salaries of tenured and non-tenured college instructors, according to data from the Chronicle of Higher Education.
One pressing issue in this year's gubernatorial race is the high cost of public colleges and universities in Illinois, even for in-state students. We took a look at the states with the highest average tuition for in-state public universities for in-state students.
At the top of the list is Nevada, and it's not even close. The Silver State laps the field with a marriage rate more than double the second highest state, Hawaii.
We took data from the U.S. Department of Education to look at which schools make up the top of the list. Surprise, surprise, there's a familiar state on it. That's right, Illinois is in the top five of states with the most schools in need of improvement.
Isn't it a disgrace enough that Illinois, unlike West Virginia, is greenlighting the injection of toxic and deadly coal slurry in abandoned mines, knowingly jeopardizing the watersheds of residents and farms?
While the worst counties don't have rates as extreme as the worst cities, Illinois is still home home to five counties with an unemployment rate of 12 percent or worse, much above the state's average of 8.6 percent.
In some states the average debt per person is higher than others. But where does Illinois fall on that list. We'll give you a hint: it's not number one. That "honor" falls to Alaska, and it's not even close between Alaska and the number two state, Colorado.
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 Tax-Rates.org, it's a pretty safe assumption.