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Does Your Town Have the Highest or Lowest Unemployment Rate in Illinois?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.29.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

If you live in Round Lake Beach or Glenview, then that answer is yes. Round Lake Beach has the highest unemployment rate in Illinois for the second straight month, while Glenview takes the honor of having the lowest unemployment rate for the second straight month as well.

Are These Really the '10 Best Cities' in Illinois?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.11.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

It's not scientific in any way, and rankings were determined by a real estate blog, but it still presents an interesting discussion point. What are the 10 best cities in Illinois?

Look to Chicago Suburbs for Illinois' Lowest Unemployment Rates

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.07.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

While Illinois' unemployment rate was 8.7 percent in February, plenty of cities were below that. We've got the top 10 in terms of lowest unemployment rates in Illinois.

What Can Brown (County) Do for You? Apparently, Keep You Employed

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.26.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With the February unemployment statistics for Illinois due to come out in the next week or two, we take one last look at the data from January, a month where the overall unemployment rate for Illinois was 8.7 percent. Some cities were well below that.

Best of the Best: Ten Best Illinois Cities for Unemployment in December

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.08.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

All of those cities are way above the statewide unemployment rate of 8.6 percent, meaning there has to be some good cities in Illinois for unemployment.

These Illinois Towns Have the Best Employment Rates in the State

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.08.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With a statewide unemployment rate of 8.7 percent as of November 2013, Illinois has the fourth worst jobless count in the nation. Some Illinois cities, however, are doing much better.

Northbrook, IL: Volunteers Unload 40,000 Pounds of Chicken To Local Nonprofits | Posted 01.28.2012 | Home

"My partner said, 'Chicken's so cheap. What can we do?'"...

As A Community Remembers Former Teacher, His Daughters Face Criminal Neglect Charges

Northbrook, IL Patch | Jennifer Fisher Email the Author | Posted 09.25.2011 | Chicago

If you worked at Glenbrook North High School between 1953 and 1997, you probably knew Bernie. "Whenever someone came to Glenbrook North from somewh...

Allstate's Three-Month Catastrophe Losses Equal All Of Last Year's

Posted 09.12.2011 | Business

BANGALORE (Aditi Sharma) - Allstate Corp (ALL.N), the largest publicly traded U.S. home and auto insurer, said it sees pre-tax catastrophe losses of $...

Teachers Raise Money To Fight Facebook In Court

Northbrook, IL Patch | Jennifer Fisher | Email the Author | May 23, 2011 | Posted 07.24.2011 | Chicago

If you're going to fight Facebook in court, you'll need some cash. Facing a federal lawsuit for trademark infringement from the social media giant,...

Moms Prepare For 198-Mile Run For Charity

Northbrook, IL Patch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

They're raising 19 kids between them, working full-time jobs and now planning to cover 198 miles by foot in roughly 24 hours. That's no problem for...

Thief Steals 153 Bras From Northbrook Victoria's Secret

TribLocal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Victoria's Secret employees in are looking for a little support from local police in finding a bra thief that struck the Northbrook Court store last w...

Northbrook Police's Gun Giveaway Program Under Fire

Ellen Gill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ellen Gill

Many residents of Northbrook and the surrounding suburbs are upset about the gun giveaway because it will put more weapons in our neighborhood.