Across the nation, states have about $110 billion in capital available through similar water infrastructure funds, which are supported by annual federal and state appropriations. As climate impacts worsen, they are going to need to tap that cash.
You pay taxes to the state every year. It's our duty as citizens to open the checkbook and give to Illinois, along with local governments and the federal government. But at the state level, what exactly are your tax dollars going for?
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.
Spring break may be over, but there's always time for a road trip with the kids. Why don't you add some fun to your family weekend and do some sightseeing without leaving the state!
The course of American democracy may be decided on the first Saturday of November in the following college football games: Florida vs Georgia, Michigan vs Indiana, Illinois vs Ohio State, and Texas vs Texas Tech.
Here are some of the best values I've found at Navy Pier, and one additional value tip: Don't go there hungry.
Two citizen-backed constitutional amendments are heading down the road toward becoming laws. Those amendments being, of course, redistricting reform and legislative term limits.
Opposition to fracking in southern Illinois continues as people learn more about the inadequacy of a law that was written behind closed doors and rushed through the legislature with very little public scrutiny.
A proposal from Illinois' top two GOP lawmakers to have a constitutional amendment instituting term limits for the executive branch on the November ballot failed to make it out of the Illinois Senate this week.
Ever wondered how much federal money the state of Illinois gets to fund its elementary and secondary school programs?
If you live in Round Lake Beach or Glenview, then that answer is yes. Round Lake Beach has the highest unemployment rate in Illinois for the second straight month, while Glenview takes the honor of having the lowest unemployment rate for the second straight month as well.
America's retirement crisis is as consequential as our healthcare crisis. We mustered the will to do the hard work of extending access to healthcare to all Americans. We must also meet a just and civilized standard for retirement, so that retirement is a time of security, not poverty.
Students continued to press demands after a faltering statement released yesterday by Chancellor Mark Wrighton.
Illinoisans are no strangers to high taxes. The state has the second highest property tax rate, the fifth highest gas tax and the tenth highest sale...
Easter was to my mother what Christmas was to me -- the best of the best. When I was old enough to articulate my preference for Christmas, I'd start with the unpleasantness of 'Good Friday.' How could torturing someone to death be the cause for celebration?
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 17 2014 How unusua...