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America's Fastest Shrinking Cities

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess, Michael B. Sauter and Thomas C. Frohlich | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: It’s been a slow recovery, but according to a recent report, U.S. economic growth is expected to pick up in the coming years. The nat...

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.

Champaign-Urbana Is the Brainiest in Illinois

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.07.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A Lumosity study ranks Champaign-Urbana as the brainiest metro area in Illinois. What other areas made the top ten. Check it out here!...

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.

Catherine New

Mom And Pop To Walmart: Bring It

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 03.28.2013 | Small Business

When Dave Jones opened his Georgia hardware store more than 25 years ago, it quickly became the go-to place in Decatur and the surrounding area for bu...

Ron Dicker

How He Lost $100,000 In A Matter Of Days

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.03.2012 | Money

If Gold Peak Tea has a flavor to soothe a family of angry lawyers, the company might want to serve it up fast. Theodore Scott, a Decatur, Ga., atto...

Hilarious Police Recruitment Video Portrays Newport Beach As Lawless Hell Hole

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 07.18.2012 | Los Angeles

In the action-packed police recruitment video above, badass officers pull guns, scale walls and are armed with vicious dogs. Funny enough on its own, ...

Which Colleges Have The Best Quality Of Life?

Posted 02.09.2012 | College

College is much more than simply going to classes and working towards a summer internship. Students look for a campus where the quality of life will h...

Refugee Reeducation: Teens Find New Home At The Global Village School

Posted 11.16.2011 | Impact

Bertha Nibigira, a Burundi student, says she had never read a book before being enrolling at Decatur, Georgia's Global Village School . Nibigira is...

David Lohr

Top CDC Official And Boyfriend Arrested On Bestiality, Child Molestation Charges

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.10.2012 | Crime

A highly regarded scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta has been arrested over allegations of bestiality and child ...

Dave Jamieson

Illinois Restaurateur Owes Workers $1 Million In Back Pay, Damages

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.31.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Workers got a pretty raw deal at Dolores Onate's two Mexican restaurants in Decatur, Ill. Not only were the waiters and kitchen workers ...

Man Charged With Setting Houseguest On Fire

Posted 07.16.2011 | Chicago

A Decatur, Illinois man was arrested late last week for allegedly dousing a houseguest in gasoline and setting him on fire. Phillip Green is charge...

Economy Taking A Toll On Democratic Loyalty In Illinois, Beyond

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DECATUR, Ill. — Mike Riggen is out of work. Most of his friends are out of work, too. He's raising two children on his own and they have expensi...

Yusef Kareem Brown Sentenced To 60 Years: Killed Deputy In 2007

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DECATUR, Ill. — A Chicago man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for his role in a 2007 crime spree in Illinois that left a sheriff's depu...

Yoga Helps Kids Channel Energy, Emotions

cnn.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Once an oddity reserved for only the crunchiest communities, downward dog for the grade-school set is now being taught in studios from Minnetonka, Min...

Eddie's Attic: Singer/Songwriter Ellis in Full Bloom in Atlanta

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Georgianne Nienaber

Check out Eddie's Attic if you are in Atlanta. If you live anywhere on this planet, find Ellis's performance schedule and locations.