In Illinois, each metro area had unemployment rates drop for the fifth month in a row.
With the November election now just five weeks away, both candidates for Illinois governor are campaigning at full-speed ahead. But Rich Miller of Cap...
U.S. News and World Report's 2015 higher education rankings included lists for graduate programs in six different categories: business schools, education schools, engineering schools, law schools and medical schools in both research and primary care.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills to promote more CA electric cars, while New York Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled plans for $1 billion in energy retrofits for municipal buildings and pressuring landlords into reducing energy use.
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program has released 2014 national health rankings. Some counties in Illinois are on the right track health-wise, but some have room for improvement.
The Illinois gubernatorial election is well under way, and both candidates are putting their best arguments forward. But sometimes their best argume...
The total destruction of my family's nearby Eagle Creek community from strip-mining was held up as their cautionary tale. The takeaway: Strip-mining more than stripped the land; it stripped the traces of any human contact.
This summer marks the first time that young adults like me across Illinois, who are often engaged but not always united, are putting our heads together to debate a better, more comprehensive state agenda for our peers.
Andy Shaw at the Better Government Association says the organization has filed a lawsuit against Chicago Public Schools for "willfully and intentional...
Fall sports season is underway for Illinois high school students who are wearing their school colors and being cheered on by their schools' mascots. But among the ubiquitous Eagles and Wildcats, some Illinois high schools have some pretty creative mascots.
There are 41 days to the Illinois statewide elections -- plenty of time for voters who haven't been paying attention yet to get themselves educated on the candidates and their positions on the issues. But there are only two weeks to get registered to vote.
When voting for governor, Illinoisans must be well aware of the candidates' views on policy matters. But getting to know the candidates as human beings with families and interests and hobbies can shed light on the kind of governor they might turn out to be as well.
Illinois didn't do as well on national liberal arts colleges rankings as the city of Claremont, Calif. did... Claremont had five of the top 35 liberal arts colleges. But Illinois still had a strong showing with eight colleges ranked.
Peter Creticos, executive director of the Institute for Work and the Economy, believes discussion about what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, last month, reflects a discussion Americans have been having about inequality for decades, but that the question of why it happened extends beyond race.
Until May 1, taxpayers in Evanston supported two governments -- the city of Evanston and Evanston Township. Evanston became a case study in government consolidation when voters decided in March that one Evanston government was enough and dissolved the township as a legal entity.
Illinois had 16 schools in Newsweek's new rankings of the top 500 high schools in the country. But in a different list that focused on low-income stu...