The Illinois treasurer's race might not be the most exciting or talked about in the state, but it's one of the most hotly contested statewide elections on the 2014 ballot.
Whether or not they believe Durbin is the best person to help lead Illinois into prosperity, most Illinoisans will agree that prosperity is what they want.
Illinoisans are seven weeks away from voting on six statewide government offices, which means they have at least 12 candidates to get to know (plus third-party candidates in some races) and decide whether or not they will vote for them in a short period of time.
It's easy to complain about less-than-perfect conditions in your home state. In some ways, the grass will always seem greener on the other side of the state line.
Until last week, all polls taken after the March 18 primary election showed Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner leading Gov. Pat Quinn, in...
Illinois has the lowest credit rating in the country, a budget that needs balancing and pensions that are millions of dollars underfunded. Illinois al...
Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, the jet stream has once again wobbled down into the US, bringing unusually cool but refreshing weather to much of the US as California and Alaska bake.
Whether you live in an urban/suburban or rural area has a significant effect, as does household pre-tax annual income.
How do they make it? I tried to save with modest meals, usually bananas for breakfast and graham crackers for dinner, and yes, I was hungry. Can you imagine the difficult choices a minimum wage worker makes every single day? What about their kids?
The second draft of Illinois' controversial fracking regulation has been presented to JCAR, the state legislature's Joint Committee for Administrative Rules. The powerful group of twelve legislators will give final approval, or rejection, of the updated rules.
Like so much else in education policy, the answer is a firm, "Maybe."
In a recent editorial, the Wall Street Journal wrote a disastrous economic prescription for Illinois, one that calls for a "big bang" of the sort that has blown up Kansas' budget and turned that state into a poster child for reckless and short-sighted financial management.
Illinois had 16 high schools make it into the top 500 high schools list (all in northern Illinois). Northside College Preparatory High School was the only one in the top 10. There were four in the top 100.
Despite the Movoto real estate blog calling some places in Illinois boring for their nonexistent nightlife and sparse food offerings, the blog also named some of the most exciting places in Illinois -- the state has some happening areas!
One thing came though loud and clear Tuesday at the Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner debate before the Chicago Tribune editorial board: These two really don't like each other.
The rivalry between Chicago and downstate Illinois gets played up a lot, but what do we have to be competitive about? We're all Illinoisans. Are we really that different?