Libraries can be an important part of civic life in Illinois, providing spaces for reading, quiet work, Internet access, public gatherings and, of course, a place to hold a community's books. Not every Illinois county has the same number of public libraries available for their residents, though.
As of 2012, over seventy percent of women are employed outside the home. These women are supporting themselves and their families, and importantly for us all, keeping the American dream alive for our nation.
With news that federal investigators have descended upon the College of DuPage to look into the spending habits of the school and some of its official...
April doesn't just bring showers for May flowers. For accountants, this time of year is busier than Christmas as they help folks rush out their tax returns to the IRS.
At a hearing before the Senate's two appropriations committees Tuesday at the Capitol to discuss the cuts, all sides vented their frustrations.
While Chicago might have the most famous bars of any other town in Illinois, other cities around the state have their fair share of watering holes, neighborhood joints and dive spots. Here are six great Illinois bars outside of Chicago, as compiled by Thrillist and accompanied by reviews from Yelp.
While it is the job of police in Illinois to solve crimes committed in the state, not every crime ends with an explanation and a conviction. The Illinois State Police has a list of 24 unsolved murders since September 1974, in hopes that it may lead to new information, tips or leads from the public.
Until her run against Sente last year, Munger was a political unknown. And while she now controls the state's checkbook, she remains the lowest profile of the state's six constitutional officers.
In 2013, the average net worth of U.S. Senators was $10.87 million and $7.15 million for Representatives. While wealth in the Senate has steadily decreased since it peaked in 2007 at $17.09 million, the average net worth of House members has been on the rise after it fell briefly to $4.66 million in 2008.
Offenders are being locked away -- sometimes for months -- for petty crimes, often for what Smith referred to as "crimes of survival." Those who commit repeat offenses are not being rehabilitated; they are simply being kept at bay under lock and key.
Illinois school districts who want to provide their students with the best possible educations are also going to need to have the best possible people running their systems. And to hire the best talent, they'll have to offer the best salaries.
Illinois taxpayers have been conditioned to believe that gambling is a convenient and limitless font of tax revenue just waiting to be tapped. But figures from the General Assembly's Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability show that state revenue from the state's 10 casinos has been in steep decline since 2005.
After it became clear that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had enough votes to declare victory over his challenger, Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, in the city's runoff election April 7, both candidates took to the podium to address their supporters and wrap up each of their campaigns.
Illinoisans are among the least likely Americans to use mood-altering drugs, says a new Gallup survey.
Here are five of the top crimes that have landed Illinoisans in state prison facilities as of June 2013, the latest time for which this information is available.
With a national conversation surrounding concerns about police brutality taking center stage, the Better Government Association's Andy Shaw examined where such issues come from when they happen in Illinois.