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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.

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.

Crushed by Property Taxes? Betcha You Live in Northern Illinois

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.09.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

If you're an Illinois resident with a high property tax bill, chances are strong you live in one of the collar counties surrounding Chicago. That's not an end-all-be-all statement, but based on data from, it's a pretty safe assumption.

More patronage outrage from Metra scandal

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.25.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

METRA OUTRAGE CONTINUES It turns out that the Metra employee for whom House Speaker Michael Madigan was trying to obtain a raise was already collectin...

Ill. Man Quits Job Search To Open Safe Hangout For Teens | Posted 11.22.2011 | Impact

Twenty-seven, living at home and barely making an income. It's not an uncommon story these days, but for Dan Stinnett it's a choice. The director o...

Woman Accused Of Using 'Intimate Area' To Smuggle Gun Into Prison

Posted 07.05.2011 | Chicago

A woman who was visiting an inmate at the Stateville Correctional Center has been sentenced after allegedly trying to smuggle a gun into the prison--b...

Illinois-Indiana Shooting Spree Remains A Mystery

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Authorities say there are still no suspects in random shootings two months ago that terrorized residents along the Illinois-Indiana st...

Gun Used In Tanning Salon Robbery Matches 'Honeybee' Killer's Weapon

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In October, a disheveled gunman fatally shot a man and wounded two others in rural parts of Illinois and Indiana. The assailant approached his victim...

Lawyer: Botched Investigation Ruined Lynwood Cop's Reputation

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — After the release of a small-town police officer wrongly jailed for shootings along the Illinois-Indiana border that left one dea...

Suburban Cop Accused Of Shooting Spree To Appear In Court

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A suburban Chicago police officer suspected in a shooting spree in Illinois and Indiana that left one man dead and two other people wo...

Father Of Murdered 3-Year-Old Reacts To Killer's Guilty Plea: 'I Hope He Rots In Hell'

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — For eight months, Kevin Fox sat in a jail cell as a suspect in his 3-year-old daughter's death, knowing prosecutors wanted him ex...

Sex Offender Pleads Guilty In Murder Of 3-Year-Old Riley Fox

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — A convicted sex offender pleaded guilty Wednesday in the 2004 sexual assault and murder of a 3-year-old suburban Chicago girl who...

WATCH: Friend Of Wrongly Accused Cop PUNCHES Cameraman

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Lynwood police officer who was accused of a shooting spree that left one man dead and two others wounded near the Illinois-Indiana border has been r...

Mistaken Identity? Murder Charges Against Cop Dropped

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — A small-town police officer arrested in a shooting spree along the Illinois-Indiana border is no longer a suspect after investiga...

Cops: Man Tries Giving Away His Sister's Belongings On Craigslist

AP | Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- A Chicago man is accused of taking family bickering too far by allegedly posting a fake Craigslist ad that said his sister was giving ...

Scott Wayne Eby, Accused Riley Fox Killer, Pleads Not Guilty

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The man accused of killing three-year-old Riley Fox pleaded not guilty to the murder Thursday. Scott Wayne Eby, 38, who's currently serving a 14-ye...

100-Year-Old Woman Facing Foreclosure: State Tells Aunt Aggie's Niece To BACK OFF

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A few months back, thousands of people rallied around a 100-year-old Will County woman who was facing foreclosure. Agnes Albinger, or "Aunt Aggie" h...

Homer Township Declares English Their Official Language, Says It's Not About Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Many Chicagoans took to the streets to protest Arizona's tough immigration law when it was implemented in April, but some village trustees in Will Cou...

'Aunt Aggie' Faces Foreclosure: 100-Year-Old Woman Raised 40 Foster Kids On Her Monee Farm

Chicago Tribune | Colleen Mastony, Tribune Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Let the bankers come with their foreclosure notices. Invite the building inspectors, too. At 100 years old, Agnes Albinger has lived on her 70-acre pa...

Cops Missed Major Clues In Murder Of 3-Year-Old Girl For Six Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In June of 2004, the body of 3-year-old Riley Fox was pulled from a creek near her home in Will County. As police attempted to build a case against Ri...

Kevin Fox Receives $8 Million In Damages; Wrongly Charged Of Raping And Murdering Daughter

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Will County man was wrongly charged with raping and murdering his 3-year-old daughter in 2004, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. But the cou...

Chicago LOSERS Of The Week (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

We cover a lot of city and state politics here at HuffPost Chicago, which makes it SO easy to find losers every week. At the same time, the losers in ...

Riley Fox Murder: Jailed Sex Offender Scott Eby Charged With 2004 Rape, Murder Of 3-Year-Old Girl

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A jailed sex offender was charged Thursday in the rape and murder of 3-year-old Riley Fox, whose body was found in a Will County creek in 2004. Scot...

Deadly, Ultra-Pure Heroin Arrives In US

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WINFIELD, Mo. — Mexican drug smugglers are increasingly peddling a form of ultra-potent heroin that sells for as little as $10 a bag and is so p...

Clifton Williams, Illinois Man, Jailed For Yawning Freed After 3 Weeks

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — An Illinois judge has freed a man who had been in jail for three weeks after letting loose a loud yawn during a sentencing hearin...