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Let's Play Pin the Unemployment Rate on the Map

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.21.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The unemployment rates in Illinois vary from county to county. One county might be at seven percent, well below the state rate of 8.6 percent. Another county might be over 11 percent.

Which Illinois Counties Are on the Unemployment Struggle Bus?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.15.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

While the worst counties don't have rates as extreme as the worst cities, Illinois is still home home to five counties with an unemployment rate of 12 percent or worse, much above the state's average of 8.6 percent.

Jury Duty: A Great Way to Serve Your Country While Doing Jack Sh*t

Travis Irvine | Posted 02.12.2014 | Comedy
Travis Irvine

This past week I went back to my sweet home state of Ohio to do what one judge has called, "[the most] valuable work that a citizen can perform during...

Confronting Bigotry In All Its Forms: When Is the Word "Jew" An Offensive Stereotype?

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Stereotypes are harmful not only because they demean an entire group, but also because they can lead people to translate their mental prejudices into hateful behavior and various forms of institutional discrimination.

True The Vote Barred From Some Ohio Polling Stations

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

The right-wing group True The Vote has been prohibited from monitoring elections in voting stations around Columbus, Ohio, and may soon find itself u...

Dan Froomkin

Search For Mythical Voter Fraud Leads To False Sighting

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

Right-wing activists bent on exposing the alleged epidemic of in-person voter fraud suffered a major misfire over the weekend when anonymous pollwatch...

More Judges Halting Foreclosure Proceedings In Fraud Search

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Three Ohio judges are forcing lawyers to double-check foreclosure documents. Judges in Franklin County, Ohio, are making lawyers verify documents f...

Feds Sue Ohio Jail Over 'Unconstitutional' Stun-Gun Use

AP | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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Marianne Bordt Charged: Police Say Grandmother Drowned Child Over Divorce

AP | By BILL KACZOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A 71-year-old German woman drowned her 5-year-old grandson in a bathtub while they were vacationing in the Florida Panhandle beca...

Progressive U.S. House Seat On The Line -- It's Up To You

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

In Ohio, we have one of the few House races that is still too close to call. Progressive champion Mary Jo Kilroy is currently down only 146 votes to Republican Steve Stivers.