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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.

Immigration 101: Do Not Get Yourself on the Spot

Agustin Duran | Posted 12.26.2011 | Latino Voices
Agustin Duran

I had the opportunity to be in that room with the rest of the people and feel the passion and the level of commitment from la abogada. Probably because she was an illegal immigrant not too long ago.

Velomobile Burns Calories Not Gas, Secure Like a Car (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 09.17.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

The smallest car-looking vehicle on the streets of New Jersey.

Six Charged In Maywood Dogfight

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Six people were arrested on dogfighting charges after Cook County sheriff's officers raided a Maywood residence where dogs were locked in battle. T...

Maywood High School District Kicks Out 1 In 3 Students

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The idea behind suspending or expelling a high-school troublemaker seems pretty straight-forward: You want the troublemaker gone so other kids have a ...

Maywood Proves Outsourcing Police Department Is No Easy Task

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

When Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies moved into Maywood a month ago to fill in for the city's disbanded police force, they were shocked to find ...

City Outsources Everything: An Act Of 'Municipal Genius'? | DAVID STREITFELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

While many communities are fearfully contemplating extensive cuts, Maywood says it is the first city in the nation in the current downturn to take an ...