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Lowest of the Low: Ten Worst Illinois Cities for Unemployment in December

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.08.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Among states, Illinois' unemployment rate is the third worst at 8.6 percent. But many towns and cities in Illinois have unemployment rates that exceed even that. In a state with terrible unemployment to begin with, these are the worst of the worst.

These 10 Illinois Towns Have the State's Worst Unemployment

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.02.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois saw its national unemployment ranking improve in November from second worst to fourth worst, at 8.7 percent. But some Illinois towns suffer unemployment rates far higher than the state average.

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.

Woman Gets Hefty Fine, Tow For Loud Music In North Chicago

Lake County News Sun | Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

NORTH CHICAGO -- A driver said she was blindsided by a city ordinance against loud music that calls for not only a hefty fine, but the seizure and imp...

Ex-North Chicago School Officials Indicted In Kickback Scheme, $9.67 Million Sought

Posted 09.14.2011 | Home

Two former North Chicago Unit School District officials were indicted by a grand jury Thursday for allegedly receiving kickbacks totaling over $800,00...

Andrea Stone

Hard Hit By Recession, Presidential Citizens Medal Winner's Organization Is In Need Of Cash | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.11.2011 | Impact

UPDATE 7/14/2011: Two days after The Huffington Post reported on financial problems at a social service center run by Presidential Citizens Medal win...

14-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot In North Chicago

Chicago Tribune | September 7, 2010 4:38 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Police are investigating the weekend shooting death of a 14-year-old girl from Highwood in North Chicago. Adriana Avila, of the 0-99 block of Walker ...

WATCH: Metra Releases Haunting Video Of Train Striking Woman, Child

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Saturday, a 34-year-old woman carrying her 1-year-old goddaughter attempted to run across Metra tracks to beat an oncoming train in North Chicago. ...