Jul 24, 2013
Who earns median wage and what kind of education, housing, healthcare and retirement savings can they afford?
Apr 18, 2013
Small communities are fighting to get fertilizer factories to locate nearby. After the West, Texas, explosion, some people who live near proposed plants are reconsidering the risk.
Jun 29, 2012
The residents of Roxana, Ill. debate if the oil refineries in and around their town represent jobs and money, cancer or something else.
May 10, 2012
Lawmakers in Illinois are poised to take up a bill to hasten construction on a new expressway. But to get the land for the highway, lawmakers may use a controversial method known as quick-take power.
Mar 30, 2012
But Illinois farmers give little credit to the political party in power.
Mar 21, 2012
Workers in Rockford, Ill., are divided on how much the auto bailout helped the local economy. Many hope yesterday's primary election might be the first step in helping factory areas in the state fully recover.
Mar 20, 2012
They differ on politics, but both see college as a way to help their kids do better than they have.
Mar 13, 2012
After February's devastating tornadoes, the feds say "no" to extra aid.
Jan 12, 2011
Illinois state legislators raised the state income tax from 3 percent to 5 percent, a 66 percent hike. In plain terms, if you owed the Illinois...