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Top 10 Highest Unemployment Rates in Illinois: Oh Dear, Belvidere

Every month the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) rolls out unemployment figures for Illinois towns and cities. While the January 2014 figures were delayed in being released, we now have the ten cities in Illinois with the highest unemployment rates. Show More Summary

Top Trends From the 2014 Home And Housewares Show

by Tanya Steel I just flew in from the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago and boy, my arms are tired! Located at the McCormick Center, the largest convention center in North America, the show was crammed with hundreds of kitchen, tabletop, grooming, and cleaning companies, all showcasing their latest and greatest. Show More Summary

Parents, Stop Shaming Your Teen Daughters Online

Some parents are out of control. Yesterday I saw a video of a woman who chastised her teen daughter for having sex in the house by calling her a "btch" and then sucker-punching the teen in the face, twice. Someone taped the incident, and then uploaded the video to World Star Hip Hop. Show More Summary

Suburban CEO: Madigan's Millionaire Tax a 'Death Knell'

House Speaker Michael Madigan's proposed millionaire tax made its way around the news cycle over the weekend, including on Patch. Reboot Illinois' Matt Dietrich and Madeleine Doubek analyzed the move by Madigan in their "Only in Illinois"...Show More Summary

Can You Guess What Illinois Is the Best At? The Worst At?

A reddit user took some initiative this week and compiled statistics to come up with some interesting facts about what each state is best at and what they're worst at. Take your pick, do you want the good news or the bad news first? The...Show More Summary

Support Growing for McGonagle Baseball Field Naming

It was merely an idea last October 1 -- requesting officials of Evanston Township High School in Evanston, Illinois to name the baseball field at its newly (2009) renovated Evanston Baseball Park after long time and legendary head baseball (and boys soccer) varsity coach, Dr. Show More Summary

Life Is Kind of Better Living Through Chemistry

I love pills. Well, maybe not the pill themselves, but the idea of them. Put one opaque morsel in your mouth and feel better. Depressed? Take a pill. Can't go to sleep? Take a pill. Got a bad ticker? Take a pill. Western medicine is inherently chill. Show More Summary

Illinois Is the WORST State for Nonprofit Agencies

According to a map put together by reddit user, bigafricanhat, using statistics from, Illinois is apparently the  WORST for nonprofit agencies. While this map in its entirety is pretty negative, we will have to agree with this infamous title. Show More Summary

Did Truax Lose Because There's T-A-X in His Name? 5 reasons why Oberweis beat him

Tuesday evening was a rough one for Doug Truax--he lost to opponent Jim Oberweis in the race for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. This means that Oberweis, not Truax will go on to face Democrat Dick Durbin in the General...Show More Summary

Top 5 Reasons Doug Truax Lost GOP U.S. Senate Primary to Jim Oberweis

Political newcomer Doug Truax had a formidable opponent when he faced State Sen. Jim Oberweis in the Republican primary to face U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in November. We've analyzed the results and come up with five reasons he didn't succeed...Show More Summary

Clean Jobs Illinois: An In-depth Look at Clean Energy Employment in Illinois

Six years ago, I moved to Illinois with my wife to pursue an MBA at the University of Chicago. While still a student, I co-founded a business that helped make it easy for Illinois residents to shop for their electricity and choose energy plan options that were best for them, including ones that offered up to one hundred percent renewable electricity. Show More Summary

Illinois Supreme Court Gets it Right on Juvenile Life Sentences: Now, the Legislature Ought to Act

The Illinois Supreme Court got it right today when it ruled that all the inmates currently serving a mandatory sentence of life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles are eligible for new sentences, including sentences of less than natural life. Show More Summary

Goodman's Venus in Fur: A Power Play With a Twist

Where to start with David Ives' twisting, tantalizing and tawdry dark comedy? This is the kind of work that delights and surprises in the moment, yet following the event you begin to look past the intoxicating veneer to unravel the underlying puzzle. Show More Summary

Don't Share Your Medication

Meet "Daisy" -- an animated and sweet 15-year-old female West Highland White Terrier, owned by Susan. Despite her notorious appetite for small rocks and discarded spoiled food on the streets of Chicago, Daisy has been a remarkably healthy dog. Show More Summary

Over 5,000 Ask Illinois Attorney General to Investigate Permit at Peabody Strip Mine

Over 5,000 people signed a CREDO mobile petition in just a few days asking Attorney General Lisa Madigan to halt logging and review the permit for a Peabody Strip Mine near Equality, Illinois. The petitions asks: Due to the extraordinary...Show More Summary

Bicycling Under the Influence: What's the Harm?

Bicyclists are taking to the streets and roadways in cities across America in growing numbers. Whether the decision to use two wheels instead of four is driven by a desire to help clean up the environment, have fun, save money or get...Show More Summary

5 Reason Why Bruce Rauner Won the Primary Election

It's official. Bruce Rauner is the Republican Party's gubernatorial candidate in Illinois for the 2014 general election against Pat Quinn. It's going to be the fight for the little guy between the incumbent and the political newcomer. It...Show More Summary

The Fear of Opting Out

There was a lot of controversy in Chicago surrounding the recent Illinois Standard Achievement Test (ISAT). All sorts of opinions were offered regarding whether or not parents should or should not opt their kids out of taking the ISAT. Show More Summary

How This Working Mom Is Trying to Embrace Imperfection

My son's best friend set out a shiny penny on the night before St. Patrick's Day and, in the morning, awoke to find that leprechaun had taken the penny and delivered in its place candy, other coins and, most significantly, a Night Fury...Show More Summary

Bottoms Up! Where Does Illinois Rank on the List of Beer Tax by State?

When you buy a six-pack at the store or a round at the bar, not all the money you pay goes to the brewery or the distributor. There's a tax on that brew, but it's a tax that varies state-by-state. Illinois is in the middle of the pack nationally with the 27th highest tax ($0.23 per gallon), but among our Midwest neighbors, we're expensive. Show More Summary

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