Christian Bale is a nominee for an Oscar for his role in American Hustle, but Illinois may want to appreciate him more for his roles in Public Enemies and The Dark Knight.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter. DAILY CLIMATE CHANGE: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 22 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...
It's well-known that Illinois' fiscal situation is not good. In fact, it's one of the worst in the nation. But exactly how bad is it?
After years of railing against corrupt pay-to-play schemes and insider deals, now Republicans are forced into a position of defending Rauner's insider record. My how things change. And the squirming has just begun.
With the start of the new year, does that mean you're looking for a new job? If so, you may want to check out our newest top 10 list.
In the same days an entrepreneur went on federal trial for fraud over an unproven "clean coal" scheme, President Obama's Department of Energy gave a game-changing approval for a $1 billion gift to continue the unproven FutureGen "clean coal" boondoggle in Illinois.
2013 was an exciting, awkward, frustrating, and confusing year in Illinois. Join us as we take a look back at some of the most memorable highlights fr...
An Illinois ban on fracking is inevitable. The question is whether it will happen before or after a major fracking disaster.
Bruce Rauner is in a bona-fide pickle over minimum wage.
The practice of holding minors in adult lockups as their cases drag through the courts is nothing new. We've been doing it for more than a century in Illinois, but not in the numbers that we've seen since ramping up the War on Drugs in the 1980s and 1990s.
The Guardian uncovered an internal ALEC document that proposed a "loyalty oath" that ALEC state chairs must take that states: "I will act with care and loyalty and put the interests of the organization first." That's right. They aren't supposed to put the interests of the taxpayers who elected them first.
While Illinoisians rang in the New Year with family and friends, a little-noticed new forecast released by the Governor's Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) on the first of the year leaves no room for celebration.
When your economy thrives, your population grows. When it tanks, you end up like Illinois in the new report from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Public support for making marijuana legal reached a record high in 2013. A Pew Research Center poll released in April showed 52 percent support, and a Gallup poll in October showed 58 percent support. It's now safe to say most Americans are fed up with marijuana prohibition.
If you think Illinois law should make it easier for taxpayers to untangle these webs of connections, and various other financial interests of office-holders, you'll want to read this.
With a statewide unemployment rate of 8.7 percent as of November 2013, Illinois has the fourth worst jobless count in the nation. Some Illinois cities, however, are doing much better.