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Illinois home foreclosures among the highest in the nation

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.24.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Homes in Illinois were foreclosed on at double the national rate in June, a study from RealtyTrac found. The country's foreclosures were down in June ...

Here Are the 25 Illinois Counties with the Highest Average Home Values

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.06.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

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.

25 Best and Worst Illinois County February Unemployment Rates, Mapped Out

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.17.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois' unemployment rate in February was 8.7 percent, which was the second highest in the nation ahead of only Rhode Island. But when looking at the 102 counties in Illinois, only 18 counties actually had an unemployment rate lower than the state's rate of 8.7 percent.

Which Illinois Counties Have the Highest Median Income?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.11.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The progressive tax versus flat tax debate is raging on -- if Illinois moves towards a progressive tax system, where taxes vary based on income, counties with higher median incomes will probably have a lot to say.

Unusual House Pet Discovered During Suburban Drug Bust

Posted 12.15.2011 | Chicago

Police acting on a search warrant of a suburban Chicago home suspected to house a marijuana-growing operation came across more than they bargained for...

Acquitted Of Two Felony Charges, McHenry State's Attorney Seeks Third Term

Posted 10.19.2011 | Chicago

Just weeks after he was acquitted of a misconduct indictment, the first Illinois state's attorney in decades to stand trial while in office announced ...

Gay Couples In Kane, McHenry Counties Celebrate Civil Unions Law

Huntley, IL Patch | Gloria Casas | Email the Author | May 27, 2011 | Posted 08.01.2011 | Chicago

For John Dalton, June 1 will be a happy day. It is a day he has been waiting years for, the Elgin man said. At the stroke of midnight, his Californ...

Metra Chief Throws Himself In Front Of Train Amidst Bonus Scandal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Embattled Metra chief Phil Pagano was killed Friday morning in an apparent suicide, hours after the Cook County State's Attorney announced a criminal ...

Phil Pagano, Metra Director Who Jumped In Front Of Train, Improperly Took At Least $475,000

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Late Metra executive director Phil Pagano, who killed himself last Friday, had taken at least $475,000 in unauthorized payments, at times forging the ...

McHenry Woman Cleared Of Sex Abuse Charges, Judge Cites Delay In Prosecution

Daily Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Bourbonnais woman arrested more than 13 years after her indictment on sex abuse charges left the McHenry County courthouse a free woman Tuesday afte...

Prosecutors In Murder Case Can't Prove Victim Is Dead, Says Defense

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The attorney defending a McHenry man charged with murdering a Johnsburg teen nearly eight years ago said today prosecutors can't even prove that the s...

Starbucks Coffee Thrower Jonathan A. Pease Sentenced: Man Gets Two Years In Prison For Throwing Coffee In Barista's Face

Daily Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A homeless McHenry County man was sentenced Friday to two years in prison for throwing hot coffee into the face of a Starbucks barista who was trying ...

McHenry County The Latest To Ban Video Gambling

Daily Herald | Charles Keeshan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just barely joining their city and suburban counterparts aboard an anti-gambling bandwagon, the McHenry County Board narrowly enacted a ban Tuesday on...

Over 2,500 Marijuana Plants Worth $2.5M Burned By Authorities

Daily Herald | Jameel Naqvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

McHenry County Sheriff's deputies on Wednesday chopped up and burned more than 2,500 marijuana plants found in an unincorporated area near Woodstock....