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Escaped Killer Captured

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2015 | Crime

April 4 (Reuters) - Chicago police have captured a convicted killer who overpowered a jail guard, taking his keys and uniform and fleeing in his SUV...

Thanksgiving: A Time to Give The Greatest Thanks

Honey Good | Posted 01.17.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

The community was made up of families of all religions and all economic backgrounds. I pay tribute to this town because, unknowingly, it helped mold me into who I am today.

10 Illinois Towns With the Worst Unemployment

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.10.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Unemployment may be down nationwide, but Illinois continues to have higher unemployment than the rest of the nation. And within Illinois, some areas are double the national average.

Which Illinois Towns Have It Bad When It Comes to Work?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.25.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Check out our slideshow of the top ten worst towns in Illinois based on the most recent unemployment rates.

Pembroke Township: Mired In Poverty, Now Devastated By Tornadoes, With No Help In Sight

Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The unfathomable depth of the poverty in Pembroke Township, Illinois has been the subject of ten years of sporadic national media attention. Those yea...